Bonita Springs, Florida, October 29th, 2020– Southwest Florida caterer, Crave Culinaire, announces that Chef David Orochena has been promoted to Executive Chef earlier this month. The caterer, known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to creating delectable dishes for any occasion, offers a number of services for small gatherings, virtual and hybrid events with its sister company, Virtual Venue Naples, to help save celebrations in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Getting his start at the young age of 14, Orochena discovered his love for cooking at his vocational high school. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Orochena’s love for cooking and creating never wavered as he explored the culinary scene in his native Chicago, New York and now Florida. Entering his third season with Crave Culinaire, Orochena has been promoted from Executive Sous Chef to Executive Chef, as he continues to discover new ways and methods for creating exciting and enticing cuisine. When he’s not busy in the kitchen, Orochena enjoys spending time with his wife and colleague, Katie, their son and two dogs, exploring new places and working on their home.
Crave Culinaire (www.craveculinaire.com) has been revitalizing the Southwest Florida catering industry since 2013. Led by Chef Brian and Nicole Roland, Team Crave works alongside Virtual Venue Naples to create the ultimate backdrop for any type of event, whether it’s a small in-home gathering, on location or a virtual event. Assisting charity organizations, businesses and individuals with planning their perfect menus, Crave Culinaire pairs passion with the perfect ingredients to provide an experience like no other.
Chef Brian speaks about Orochena’s new role and why he’s the perfect fit.
“David [Orochena] has a zest for life and is a true artisan in the kitchen. His creations are extremely impressive and show that he’s not afraid to try new things and perfect his art. Through his intense love for cooking, David has not only been an influential asset to our team, he’s an inspiration as well. We are so very excited for his new role with us, and I can’t begin to imagine how he’s going to transform the industry in the years to come,” he says.
Orochena is also excited about his new position and speaks about how he’s grown with Team Crave.
“Working alongside Chef Brian, Nicole and the whole team has taught me more than I ever expected. Their true professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond for their clients has made me into the chef I am today,” he says.
About Crave Culinaire
Crave Culinaire was founded by Chef Brian Roland and co-owned by Nicole Roland. Their team specializes in creating an exclusive culinary experience through in-home dining, private and public events, cooking classes, customized catering, food and wine pairings and showcasing immaculate culinary delights. Crave Culinaire is driven by their passion for food, and focuses on incorporating fresh and local ingredients. Crave Culinaire is also paired with its sister company, Virtual Venue Naples, which provides turnkey services for charity organizations, businesses and individuals through fully virtual events, in-person small gatherings and hybrid events.