Whatever Lola Wants is a chef services and boutique catering company serving the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. We are product-driven cooks that know the best way to deliver a great meal is to offer seasonal fare with attention to detail.
Daniel and Jess have been working together since 2007. After falling in love with Chicago they decided to set down roots in their newly-adopted city and open Whatever Lola Wants. With Daniel's savory expertise and Jess’ love of everything sweet, these two make the perfect pair.
With 18 years of restaurant experience, Daniel has worked in all areas of the hospitality industry. After attending the California Culinary Academy, where he was classically trained in French cuisine, Daniel worked under celebrity Chef Chris Cosentino at Incanto and next, Chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry and Bouchon. Those experiences taught him that attention to detail is everything. Most recently he has been sharing his love of all things culinary with the next generation of chefs as an instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Chicago.
After attending George Brown College's Baking and Pastry program in Toronto, Jessica followed her sweet tooth south of the border. She has worked across the industry from all-inclusive resorts to pastry and chocolate shops. Jess keeps busy during the week teaching after-school cooking and nutrition classes through Art Smith's nonprofit organization, Common Threads.
Relax with your friends and family as we prepare a restaurant-quality meal in your home. We will work with you from beginning to end to create the ideal menu for you and your guests. We aim to remove all the stress of hosting a party to let you unwind and enjoy the fun.
Whatever the occasion - wedding, birthday, anniversary or corporate event - we are pleased to fulfill your catering needs. We offer flexible service options and personalized attention to make your special event as special as it should be.
No two menus are exactly alike. We work with each client to get the prefect menu for them based on their desires and the seasonal ingredients we have to work with. Contact us and let us help create the perfect menu for your next event.
Our goal is to help busy households take the stress out of meal time. We work with each client to put together a meal service plan that is right for their family. We focus on healthy, seasonal, and kid friendly meals that the whole family can enjoy.
Let us transform your home into a professional kitchen and take the guess work out of cooking.
We arrive early to set up, demonstrate the techniques involved with that particular menu, offer step-by-step guidance as you gain confidence in your own cooking ability, you sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, and then we leave your kitchen looking spotless.
Classes are a great way to have fun, in a hands-on (or off—demo style) learning environment. As our name suggests we teach you whatever you would like to learn! From knife skills, fresh pasta, tapas, ramen, to French macarons, the possibilities are endless.
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