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19 Jul

Lunch and Learn in the Paradise Lounge!

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / July 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Do you love cooking classes? Do you enjoy drinking great wine?! How about doing both this Thursday at our first ever “Lunch and Learn” in the Paradise Lounge! Details below, limited space and tickets are selling fast!


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17 Jan

Foie Gras made by Crave Culinaire

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / January 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Foie gras is a popular  French delicacy made of duck or goose liver. The flavor is rich, delicate and buttery and can vary between the methods used to cook them. Foie Gras can either be mi-cuit (half-cooked) or semi-conserve (in conserve). It is sold whole, or is prepared into mousse, parfait, or pâté, and may also be served as an accompaniment to another food item, such as steak.

Team Crave showcased its own versions of the Foie Gras through its “Menage a Foie”:

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  • Foie Gras Torchon – Goat Cheese Panna Cotta, Tomato Jam, Fleur de Sel
  • Seared Foie Gras – Toasted Almond -Brioche French Toast, Mirabelle Plum, Honey Powder
  • Foie Gras Mousse Stuffed Figs – Crispy Prosciutto, Quince, Brie Bruleé, Olive Oil – Cocoa Dust


10 Jan

Judge Judy enjoying Crave Culinaire’s delights

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / January 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

Family court judge, book author and CBS TV Judge Judy assigned team Crave to create a special menu at her private residence in Southwest Florida. Her final verdict on Crave Culinaire’s creations: Guilty as charged for deliciousness!

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08 Nov

Samurai Steel Knife

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / November 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

Crave’s “Culinary Ninja” also know as Chef Kevin Takei, now has a new “Samurai Steel” knife. Nearly a true katana blade.

Tamahagane ((玉鋼:たまはがね) is the high quality steel made in the Japanese sword-making tradition. The word tama means “round and precious”, like a gem or jewel. The word hagane means “steel”.

Japanese sword-smithing is the labour-intensive blade smithing process developed in Japan for forging traditionally made bladed weapons including katana, wakizashi, tantō, kodachi, and ya (arrow).


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12 May

Vegetarian Appetizer by Crave Culinaire

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / May 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

Looking for a catering company in Naples that offers vegetarian alternatives? Crave Culinaire knows how to create delicious meatless dishes and appetizers. One of our latest additions of healthy vegetarian appetizers is this organic vegetable spring roll with a cucumber dill yogurt and fresh micro greens.
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16 Apr

Crave Culinaire’s Mother’s Day Special

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

In collaboration with LeMasque Facial Bar, we have created the perfect Mother’s Day Gift.  After a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment at LeMasque, give your mom the joy to cook with our celebrity chef Brian Roland.

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17 Mar

Molecular Gastronomy

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / March 17, 2015 / 0 Comments

Chef Brian Roland and his team pride themselves with innovative dishes through molecular gastronomy. Crave Culinaire is the only catering company in Naples / Southwest Florida, providing food creations through this advanced technology.

The term Molecular Gastronomy is commonly used to describe a style of cuisine in which chefs explore culinary possibilities by utilizing tools from the science lab and ingredients from the food industry.

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Crispy Lamb Arancini – Fava Bean Puree, Parmigiano – Reggiano Air, Black Lava Sea Salt, Preserved Meyer Lemon – this dish is created by Crave Culinaire, your caterer in Naples, FL. 

Caviar made of soy, transparent ravioli, mango spheres and many other unique culinary creations can be made through this cooking technique. Molecular gastronomy formally refers to the science of physical and chemical processes that occur while cooking.Very common, cooks do not like the term molecular gastronomy in order to describe their cooking style and prefer to call their cooking “modern cuisine” or “experimental cuisine”. They believe that the term molecular gastronomy makes cuisine sound inaccessible and elitist.

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Asparagus Panna Cotta, Morel Dirt, Baby Vegetables – Chlorophyl Geleé, Pickled Watermelon Radish, Tarragon, Vanilla –  created by Crave Culinaire, your catering company in Naples, FL.

The bottom line is that molecular cuisine refers to experimental cooking driven by the desire of modern chefs to explore the wide variety of tools, ingredients and technologies. This style of cooking requires from the chefs to study how food behaves and tastes under different circumstances (temperatures, pressures and other scientific conditions).

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Pheasant Rillettes – Crispy Fried Quail Egg, Torched Plum Jam. Cipollini, Forest Mushroom Dirt, Smoked Rosemary Crostini – created by Crave Culinaire, your catering company in Naples, FL. 

At the last two years, Chef Brian Roland has created different astonishing dishes with this art. If you would like to surprise your guests with some appetizers from the molecular cuisine of Crave Culinaire call 239 292 1529 and let Chef Brian Roland create an ultra modern customized menu for your wedding, anniversary, corporate luncheon or any other occasion. Crave Culinaire is your caterer in Naples, serving from Marco Island to Port Charlotte.

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Mango Mousse Sphere – Passion Fruit Meringue, White Chocolate Snow, Popping Coconut Panna Cotta, Pineapple Caviar – created by Crave Culinaire, your catering service in Naples, FL. 



08 Mar

— Link:  Cruising with the chefs – Visit Europe with Crave Culinaire by Chef Brian Roland

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / March 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

Cruising with the chefs! We have still some tickets left for this incredible cruise. Come and discover some of the most beautiful parts of Europe with Crave Culinaire. For more information visit .

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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.

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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.


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



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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