Wednesday, February 3, 2010

CKCA Grad Alex Yakubov Opens Pizza Palace Cafe

Alex Yakubov, a Spring '09 Culinary Arts graduate of CKCA, has opened Pizza Palace Cafe, a dairy and pareve restaurant in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, NY.

Alex came to CKCA as an experienced businessman with little to no cooking skills or advanced knowledge, but had dreams of opening a pizza parlor in his own Forest Hills neighborhood. Under the tutelage of Chef Avram Wiseman, Alex sailed through the professional course in Culinary Arts, which he said provided him with a solid understanding of how to run and manage a successful professional kosher kitchen.

The Pizza Palace Cafe, Alex reports, offers a wide range of dairy and pareve treats, from delicious omelettes, waffles and pancake breakfasts to salads, pizza, fish, pasta and sushi lunches and dinners, with a full line of desserts such as cheesecake and ice cream. All of the sauces are homemade and the restaurant uses only the freshest of ingredients.

The Pizza Palace Cafe has already gained the reputation as the best place in the neighborhood to get Penne a la Vodka, even though Alex said he personally prefers his restaurant's Penne Alfredo.

The Pizza Palace Cafe is located at 63-60 108th Street, in Forest Hills, Queens. Please call 718-997-PIZA (7492). Deliveries and catering are available. Alex invites all current students or CKCA grads to come in and visit, and as an inducement, offers a 10% off CKCA student/grad orders in the restaurant.

1 comment:

  1. Congrads. You finally opened. Looks great! I hope to see you soon.

    Alex is a perfectionist. Check his store out.