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16 Feb


In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / February 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

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Chef Brian Roland’s Crave Culinaire to be featured on March 17th.

NAPLES, FLA. (February 15, 2015) — Naples based catering company, Crave Culinaire by Chef Brian Roland, is excited to announce that Crave has been chosen to appear on CNBC’s new hit television show “Restaurant Startup.”

Produced by Shine America, “Restaurant Startup” episodes feature restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef and restaurateur Tim Love, who vie to invest their own money in restaurant concepts they believe could make them millions. The 10-show second season airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

Crave will be featured on the season finale on March 17th.

“My goal was to show the world that Crave has a unique concept that could work in a restaurant capacity anywhere.  I wanted the hosts, Joe and Tim, to validate that we can produce delicious food that is beautifully presented and that our concept is in fact invest-able.  I feel as if we achieved all of that and I am excited to see how this national exposure helps us position ourselves for the future!”

The ambitious young chef launched Crave Culinaire in early 2013, after serving as the executive chef for some of the best restaurants in Southwest Florida, including Cru, M Waterfront Grille and Chops City Grill. Chef Roland gained his education as a Graduate of the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) and time spent in the kitchens of world renowned Daniel Boulud at Restaurant Daniel and Cafe Boulud.

Not only has Chef Roland established Crave Culinaire as one of the top caterers in Florida, he is passionate about serving and contributing back to the community. Crave Culinaire has donated its services and helped raise millions of dollars for numerous charities, including the Golisano Children’s Museum and Hospital, Make A Wish Foundation, the Humane Society in Naples and many more.

These contributions earned him the 2014 “SWFL’s Superman Award” by Naples Illustrated, Gulfshore Life’s 40 Under 40, 2014 and the designation by Florida Weekly as one of “Southwest Florida’s Young, Incandescent Entrepreneurs” in 2015.

To learn more about “Restaurant Startup,” see

14 Sep

September 24th Crave Culinaire Underground “Pop Up” Dinner Series

In Underground Pop Up Dinner Series by Crave Culinaire / September 14, 2014 / 0 Comments



                              Experience Surprise:




             1.  an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing.

             2.  denoting a class of complex methods of change-ringing.



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Expect the unexpected this summer with the Crave Culinaire Pop-Up Dinner Series. Find yourself breathing in the ambiance of an undisclosed

location where the only thing you can be certain of is the brilliance of flavor combinations and the element of awe.

These dinners portray Crave’s philosophy at its finest “Giving our guests an experience that will heighten their senses, provoke their emotions, tease their palates, and make them smile”.

It is safe to say that Naples has never seen anything like this; an atmosphere to immerse yourself in a culinary journey that will open us up to exploration, temptation, and obscurity.

Give your senses what they crave this summer with Crave Culinaire’s Underground Pop-Up Dinner Series 2014.


*Each dinner will be in a different location, which will be unveiled 48 hours prior.
*All guests will sign up for a $10 membership fee included in the ticket price.
*Tickets will be available to purchase on our website.
*Each event will be BYOB, glasses will be provided.
*Reservations are “First Come First Serve” and limited to 26 guests.
*Menu varies based on seasonality and market availability.
*Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with 48 hours notice.


Click Below to View Our Trailer




Our GRAND FINALE Pop Up is September 24, 2014 at 6:30pm



To Learn More About Crave Culinaire or Our Talented Team CLICK HERE

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A Portion of the Proceeds will be going to:

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How much are tickets?
Ticket price will vary based on the event. Please click the “purchase now” button to view the ticket price for this event.


What do the tickets include?
The ticket price includes entrance to the Underground Dinner for the date that you have purchased. The dinner may range from 8-10 courses depending on the evening. There may be passed champagne during the reception, but other than that no alcohol is included and we highly recommend that you bring your own favorite wines for the evening.
Who do we sit with at the dinner? Can we sign up with friends?
Based on the location of the dinner there will be different seating arrangements to accommodate the atmosphere we are trying to create. You are welcome to purchase tickets with friends and we will try our best to accommodate your seating requests. Please keep in mind that this is an interactive eating experience that will be very fun to share with other people, but it will not be the place to catch up on what people are doing this summer.
How long will the event last for?
The event will last for approximately 4.5 hours
What do I wear?
While you are welcome to wear whatever you like, we recommend cocktail chic attire.
How many tickets are you selling?
Depending on the location of the event we may be selling anywhere from 20-32 tickets for the evening.
Where do the dinners take place?
The dinners may take place at any venue between Naples and Fort Myers. You will be given the address only 48 hours in advance. Remember, by purchasing this ticket you are part of an elite dining club in which only its secret location will be revealed to you.
How do we know what types of wine to bring?
Since all elements of the menu are “top secret”, chef recommends you attend with some of your favorite easy drinking wines from your cellar that you have been saving for a special occasion.
If  I purchase a ticket and then find out a few days before that I am unable to attend can I be refunded?
Unfortunately, due to the quick turnaround of these dinners we do not offer refunds. Although if we have a waiting list we would be happy to sell your tickets to the next person on the list, or you are welcome to find someone on your own to take your place.
Can I take pictures at the dinner?
We kindly ask that you do not take pictures at this event. We will have a professional photographer there to capture every moment and we will share those pictures with you after the event. Please sit back, relax and focus all of your senses on taking in everything around you, we would hate for you to miss any thing