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.

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.


Dinner Parties

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.

Boutique Catering

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 event as special as it should be.


No two menus are exactly alike. We work with each client to get the perfect 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.


Let us transform your home into a professional kitchen and take the guesswork out of cooking.


We arrive early to set up, demonstrate the techniques involved with each menu, and offer step-by-step guidance as you gain confidence in your own cooking ability. After the class you sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, and 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, sushi, fresh pasta, tapas, ramen, to French macarons, the possibilities are endless.


Let us make your culinary photo shoot fun and easy! As professional chefs we offer insight into the way things should be cooked and how to make food look it’s best. Over the years we have worked with top industry brands such as All Clad, T-Fal, and more.




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Phone: 312-502-5233

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