Catering Boise’s Best View
By Kayli Corbin Photos Kimberlee Miller
Nestled high above Boise’s bustling streets sits an oasis of sleek and modern design. Entering the penthouse of the C.W. Moore Plaza immediately provides a palpable sense of palatial accommodations. High ceilings are balanced with unique flooring, metal and cedar accents. A custom bar oozes originality and a natural touch in contrast to the contemporary feel. This perfect canvas is framed by an awe-inspiring view of downtown’s most desirable features. An indoor dining/event space leads to what is arguably Boise’s most picturesque view from the spacious terrace.
Christopher Zahn, owner of Zee Christopher LLC., is known as Chef Zee to many. He has a history in Boise spanning the past 20 years. His story started at the Arid Club, serving up some of Boise’s most high-end food and experiences. Since then, he’s gained experience catering, working as a private chef, and most recently, as the owner and operator of Zee’s Rooftop. Zee’s has been open for 5 years and services lunch patrons from 10 AM-2 PM, Monday through Saturday. Their offerings are affordable, delicious, and each dish comes with a splendid and complimentary view of downtown Boise from nine stories up. The dishes feature local and organic ingredients, many of which Chef Zee picks up from the Farmer’s Market every Saturday.
Chef Zee is the founder of Corks 4 A Cure, a nonprofit that hosted its 8th annual Put A Cork In MS Event on April 13 at the Penthouse. Collecting used corks from the greater Northwest to repurpose and recycle has allowed Zee to collect a staggering 382,113 corks.
His philanthropy reaches far beyond Corks 4 A Cure, offering steep discounts to any non-profit booking the immaculate event space. Idaho Organic Farmers Group hosts their monthly meeting at Zee’s, providing local delicious food that he crafts into amazing dishes to fuel their discussion. On Idaho Gives day, May 3rd, Zee’s Rooftop Café featured four local non-profits showcasing their community orientation and facets of giving. He has also put incredible effort into supporting the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, most recently being honored with their Healing Level Corporate Pillar award in April. To put it simply, Chef Zee will donate his time to any moral cause and embodies what it means to give back to one’s community.
With a view so picturesque, it’s only logical that this event space is incredibly sought after. Boasting a high-profile location and a low-profile advertising campaign reliant on great experience and word of mouth, Zee’s Rooftop is a one of a kind place sure to wow guests in attendance of any event. Chef Zee sums it up beautifully when he said, “We are all about people, good food, and a beautiful view. We want to be the place you relax for lunch, propose to your future spouse and get married, or celebrate amazing life moments. I believe in community and we strive to help out where ever we can.”
To book your next event, reach out to Alice Simpson, Event Coordinator, at 208-331-3516 or swing by Zee’s Rooftop for a delicious lunch and view the space for yourself! Find more information on their Facebook page – Zee’s Rooftop or at www.zeechristopher.com.