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Crave Cuisine
 
Lori Terry, Chef/Owner
312.925.2395

email: info@crave-cuisine.com

Ollen Drones, Sous Chef

630.415.6503

email: Chefollen@crave-cuisine.com

 

 

 

 

For general information or to book a cooking class

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TESTIMONIALS

 

 

I wish there were words to adequately describe how much we value and appreciate Lori and Ollen of Crave Cuisine. Not only was their professionalism and talent unparalleled, but their kindness and genuine desire to make our wedding special is something we will never forget. They went out of their way many times in the weeks and months leading up to the day to make sure that we not only had everything we needed, but that we were happy and content with not only their services, but with our own planning as well. If we were ever to plan another event that would require catering services, I wouldn't look anywhere else but Crave Cuisine. They are both exemplary people and the love they have for their craft is palpable. We are eternally grateful for everything they have done for us, and we look forward to keeping an eye on the success we know they will obtain in Chicago.
Sally J.

Crave cuisine is wonderful! Their diverse and delicious food is beautifully presented and served!  Lori and the staff at crave cuisine are creative, professional, and lots of fun! 

Vicki H.

In our line of business entertaining clients we have used many many caterers. 
Crave Cuisine stands out as one of the best. Their smooth process of providing food options and then tweaking to your preference, attention to detail, service, plate presentation, and cleanliness makes it extra special for us and for our clients!

Amanda T.

Lori is a fantastic chef, but even better person and entertainer. She can tailor her performance to the client and ensures that a good time will be had! Also, the food is DELICIOUS.

Luke S.

 

Amazing! Lori and her team made our wedding perfect! Everyone raved about the food, cocktails & service! From the beginning of planning our wedding through the big day, Lori was there to help every step along the way- going above and beyond our expectations. We were comfortable and confident giving Lori & Chef O our vision and knew they would seamlessly execute! From helping us create the perfect menu & signature cocktails, to setting up our decor and helping our other vendors, we couldn't have asked for a better team to make our big day happen. Thank you Crave team for being the absolute best!

Carolyne K.

 

Amazing! Lori and her team made our wedding perfect! Everyone raved about the food, cocktails & service! From the beginning of planning our wedding through the big day, Lori was there to help every step along the way- going above and beyond our expectations. We were comfortable and confident giving Lori & Chef O our vision and knew they would seamlessly execute! From helping us create the perfect menu & signature cocktails, to setting up our decor and helping our other vendors, we couldn't have asked for a better team to make our big day happen. Thank you Crave team for being the absolute best!

Bethany M.

 

Lori and Ollen just did the catering for my wedding of about 85, and all I can say is wow. Lori and Olan are so kind and made sure everything went according to plan for our big day. The food was spectacular, everything was delicious, the hors'devours, and entree. All night all my guests were raving about how delicious everything was. All the servers were very professional and friendly as well. At the end of the night they helped clean everything and even folded tables and chairs. I couldn't have hired anyone better, they are the best!

Rachel Y.

 

We could not have had a successful wedding night without Lori as our coordinator. She handled all of the issues that came up whether they were big or small and made the day stress FREE! Her attention to detail, organization and strong leadership were recognized by most of our guests too. We can not thank you enough for all you did for us. Thank you!!  
Daniel O

 

Thank you so much, Lori & Ollen.   We can't tell you how flawless EVERY moment of planning the wedding with you was. To say everyone enjoyed the food and service would be a gross understatement. You are a standout amongst catering companies and should be proud of the business you've created. This a moment Aaron & I will never forget, the antipasti spread was gorgeous, the passed food exactly what we remembered in January (maybe even better), the wooden letters a brilliant touch, and the best part is that we have a few leftovers to take care of for the next two days, until we head to Maui!!

James & Aaron

Lori and her team were amazing to work with. From the planning to preparation and day of the event, the team is top notch and the food was delicious. We are looking forward to working with you again. 

Pam G.

I have happily used Lori Terry for the last 10+ years for dinner parties, home food delivery and in-home chef services.   Her food is amazing.  Never had a plate that wasn’t delicious.  

She is always professional and easy to work with.  She’s clean and organized in the kitchen and adds amazing extra touches to any dinner party.  Lori comes up with great menu ideas and is great at accommodating any dietary restrictions/needs. Couldn’t be more pleased with her food and services!!!

Dana A.

Chef Lori is wonderful! She is so easy to work with from start to finish. While she offers incredible menu suggestions, she also is completely flexible in customizing or creating a menu based on your preferences and dietary restrictions. We have been lucky enough to have Chef Lori come to our place a few times. She has cooked for us without us doing a thing and she has also engaged us in the cooking process to make it more of a hands on cooking class. She brings everything she needs and only buys the highest quality ingredients. Her food is delicious and we always have leftovers that we are able to enjoy for several days. She also makes delicious giardinera that is a must try! You will love Chef Lori and her incredible culinary creations! 

Kera S.

Crave Cuisine is the best healthy meal time solution for our busy family.    The flexibility to determine meals that our entire family will enjoy without all the stress and worry of finding the time to prepare them.   Makes family meal time not only possible, but also enjoyable.  

Dawn. R

Our busy family loves the home cooked delicious meals made each week by Lori. We are always running between after school activities and it is nice to put a healthy meal on the table for all to enjoy. The cooking parties have become a favorite evening amongst the moms to learn a few new meals and techniques. We have used Lori for years and she continues to bring new bright ideas to the table and is always willing to try recipes that I find but don’t have time to prepare.

Janie K.

Lori Terry of Crave Cuisine provides delicious food consistently.  Not only that, she works well with our family and has a good instinct of what our picky eaters would like.   Our family’s tastes have expanded since she began working with us.  We have also hired her to teach cooking skills to our young adult son who has autism.   He loves the cooking lessons and is learning to cook nourishing, healthful food.  Every month he cooks more dishes independently.

Rally R.

Lori  and her team were  outstanding!! From the time they arrived to the time the event ended, Crave Cuisine was as professional as any catering company I have experienced. The food was excellent and the meticulous clean up job made it look like they were never in your home.  I highly recommend Crave Cuisine to cater an event at your home. 

Marc M. 

Lori came to my rescue for a last minute holiday party- made an array of fabulous heavy appetizers, hot and cold- not only delivered them but took the time to plate them for me as well while giving instructions for serving.   Just a few of the fabulous bites we enjoyed: Goat Cheese stuffed dates, Mahi Mahi taco cups and the Smoked mac n cheese bites. 
The food was delicious and her service was spectacular! 

ME J.

Lori is outstanding!  

She is delightful to work with... her knowledge, and her talent, and her willingness to accommodate any/all dietary needs… is remarkable! 

Ken F.

 

Lori did an AMAzing job catering a small christmas party i had at my house.  The food was delicious, ALL of it was eaten, she dropped it off on time and was flexible with the menu items and her staff as i had a few cancellations the day of the party.  I HIGHLY recommend her, her catering company and staff, a tremendous group of folks to work with, i will definitely use them for any other parties i have.

S.W.

 

We attended a wonderful dinner party/in home cooking instruction that Chef Lori did last night for 15 people. Lori was great at handling the large group and answered everyone's questions. We got to vote on our favorite olive oils and vinegars which she then made 3 different dressings for a delicious salad. Overall the food was fantastic, the beef tenderloin melted in your mouth and the homemade pasta that everyone got to help make was great.  She made an impressive charcuterie tray and finished the meal with cannolis!  As guests, we had a really fun time, the host got to enjoy all her friends and the evening was easy.  Lori's staff made sure we had cocktails and anything else we needed.  They left the house spotless.  We will definitely hire Lori for our next dinner party

 

"Lori Terry and her staff at CRAVE CUISINE are simply first class all the way. The original plan was for Lori to provide appetizers for 35 people and serve drinks at a reception before my daughter's wedding ceremony in my home. Two months before the wedding my daughter decided she wanted to have dinner served in a tent in the backyard instead of going to a local, but excellent eatery after the ceremony. I immediately called Lori and asked if she could kick it into high gear and arrange a beautifully catered dinner for 50. Lori came out to the house with initial plans and not only handled the catering with flair, she also became our wedding planner, handling everything from table linens to flowers. Even though Lori was on vacation for a good deal of July, she answered all our questions and requests promptly via email. I was confident that that my home would look beautiful and my guests would have a top flight meal. As my daughter's wedding day drew closer, the myriad of detail questions increased, and Lori was always there for us... All deliveries occurred as promised and on the day of the wedding, Lori and her staff arrived very early for set-up, transforming my home and the tent into a beautiful and magical venue.The beef tenderloin and salmon were served to perfection - so many of the guests commented that they had never, ever eaten a catered meal that tasted so good. The margaritas were out of this world. When I commented on them, Lori told me that her bartender spent 3 hours the day before squeezing all the limes by hand. Lori's staff were just like her - professional and friendly, with the can-do attitude that made it seems like I had friends working in my house rather than a company hired just to do a job. This is obviously Lori Terry's passion, and she and her staff are to be congratulated for an outstanding job in every respect. I feel so lucky that I choose Crave Cuisine for one of the most important days of my daughter's life"

 

."Hands down, best lasagna ever!"

    Charlie age 12

 

  "Starting Sunday morning, the calls and texts came flooding in about you, your food    & presentation and your staff. What a job well done, you blew everyone away."

    Samantha S.

 

  "My kids looooved the kale shake! They also said Miss Lori is amazing when they        ate the BBQ pork;) they are 7 and 3."

    Lan C.

 

  "Chef Lori was very professional. She arrived on time, with everything that she needed packed neatly in two large tote bags. She turned our kitchen into a 5-star restaurant and allowed us to relax and mingle, which is exactly what we wanted. The bouquet of flowers and 5spice nuts were a nice treat and were a perfect introduction to the evening. We have 0 complaints and wish we could have Lori cook for us EVERY night! :)"

Jenna M.

 

"Lori was super efficient and easy to work with. She was a whiz in the kitchen, willing to share cooking tips. the menu was a brilliant suggestion and we didn't change a thing. Our guests loved the experience and we look forward to doing it again soon. Thanks Lori for allowing us to be guests in our own home. Great evening!"

Karin V.

 

"We had a great time with Lori! She was flexible and patient with us, even though our guest list was in constant flux until right before the event. She worked with us to customize the menu, and everyone gave rave reviews of the food - it was amazing, especially the bacon-wrapped dates. I would definitely book her for another event." Araba A.

 

"The food was outrageously good (as usual, with you). Your service is amazing, you make the whole experience so classy... it's really amazing."

Ken F.

 

"Lori Terry, founder of Crave Cuisine, provided the perfect situation for my busy schedule and made the decision process stress free. When I went looking for a catering company that had a creative & personal touch; Lori came through with flying colors. For all of my events, Crave Cuisine’s food has been delicious, beautiful, and cost effective. Lori is a great personal chef that masters the combination of nutrition, my personal diet restrictions & preferences." 

Lynn R.

 

"Having Chef Lori prepare meals for us each week has been just terrific. With two busy working professionals we had no time to cook. We either ate out or ordered in 4 nights a week…not good for the waistline or the bottom line. Lori is a delight to work with and we’ve had her cater parties too. I can’t say enough about how great it is to have healthy, tasty, balanced meals prepared each week. We’d be lost without our chef!" 

Beth B.

 

"Lori’s meals have been priceless to us at this busy time in our lives. With news babies in the house, her meals are the only time we have to sit down and catch up over a delicious dinner right now. The quality of the food and taste are fantastic and we have enjoyed each and every meal. We also love that Lori leaves the delicious meals stacked neatly in our refrigerator, ready for me to heat up and the kitchen is spotless.Lori, Thank you so much for helping me have a home cooked dinner for my husband when he is home from work. I always look forward to seeing you and your new creations." 

Janie K.

 

"Since Lori began helping up with meals, we have found ourselves enjoying consistently healthy meals as a family. This was admittedly a struggle with both of us working. Dinnertime has always been a great time to share thoughts and gather as a family. Lori has our dinnertime to become less stressful and more productive. We look forward to the great meals she prepares and we all enjoy eating healthier. Our young children are also learning to try new foods which are healthy and taste great. We would recommend Lori to anyone." 

Sue H.

 
 

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