Chef DJ Zee is a master mixer
Zee Baloch, owner of Hot Food Express, loves mixing it up in the kitchen. Born in Karachi, Pakistan and raised in New York City, Baloch is a crowd favorite when showcasing his skills as DJ Zee. However, down on the bayou he is best known as the award-winning chef who has been cooking up his fusion food favorites for over 15 years!
Growing up in the concrete jungle, Baloch’s cooking was influenced mostly by the sights and smells around him. A blending of cultures and cuisine occurs on nearly every street corner.
While visiting his brother in Louisiana Baloch was introduced to an entirely new ethos that he never experienced before. It’s the food lifestyle of South Louisiana that inspired Baloch to become a chef. He began learning and experiencing the business working his way from the bottom up, ultimately fulfilling his dream by pursuing his passion to own his own restaurant.
Located at 3013 West Cameron Street in Lafayette, Hot Food Express turns tables on traditional food. It creates a unique experience for guests that is equal parts DJing and dining delicacy.
Locals cannot get enough of menu favorites such as the bang bang chicken, bang bang shrimp and best-selling Zee’s Special, which combines grilled seasoned chicken and grilled veggies. All of these dishes are served over fusion shrimp fried rice!
The support Baloch has received throughout the years from the community has been incredible. With the significant increase in business that Baloch has experienced, he is now focused on opening his second location.
Appropriately named Hot Food Express 2, Baloch’s newest venture is projected to open in the fall of 2017. The much anticipated second location will focus on the best-sellers from the original location while catering to walk-in orders and fulfilling food and grocery orders via Waitr.
Hot Food Express 2 will be located at 800 Cameron Street. Show a local some love and stop in for an all-encompassing experience filled with graffiti, music, fusion food and more.
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