Moshe Morrison recently relocated to Buffalo to become the chef and mashgiach of the New York Deli and Diner at University at Buffalo’s North Campus. Previously, Moshe held a similar position at the iconic Mr. Broadway in Manhattan.
The New York Deli and Diner serves delicious lunch to students during the fall and spring semesters. It appeals to kosher, hallal and vegan students and has been a mainstay at UB for many decades, though it was closed in early 2020 due to the pandemic and the retirement of its chef Ely Bokobza.
Moshe is an acommomplshed chef and has worked at retaurants and catering facilities his entire adult life. “Moshe is both a talented chef and a warm personality, and we are so fortunate that he has come to UB to provide delicious, kosher food throughout the week,” states Rabbi Sara Rich, Executive Director at Hillel of Buffalo.
Moshe learned of the opportunity to come to Buffalo through his brother, Armand Morrison and sister-in-law Lori Morrison, owner of the kosher caterering business, Lucious by Lori. “Cooking has always been a part of our household,” explains Armand. “Our mother was an outstanding cook and operated a small catering business when we and our sister were young.”
The Morrisons are thrilled that Moshe has brought the family’s passion for cooking and Jewish food to Buffalo. “While we’ve been close from a distance, he and I have not lived in the same city for over 40 years,” says Armand. “We used to separate our family nomenclature by saying the ‘Buffalo Morrisons’ or the ‘New Jersey Morrisons’ – I guess that will have different meanings now!”
The New York Deli and Diner is located at 3 Talbert Hall on the UB North Campus and is open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm and Friday’s from 9 am to 2 pm. Come visit the deli to try Moshe’s rotating specials, fresh soups, pastries and more.
The Morrison Mishpacha