In late 2012, Chef Brian Roland had a vision.  This vision had been forming in his mind for the last 10 years.  Something that SWFL had a high demand for, like nothing else around.  Leading up to this moment, Chef Brian graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, trained under world renowned Chef Daniel Boulud, was the Executive Chef at Cru in Ft Myers, and Chops City Grill in BonitaSprings, and was now the acclaimed chef of M Waterfront Grille in Naples.  He was ready to embark on a journey that would put him in a place where he could finally express himself through the art of food, and the excitement of entertaining.

In early 2013, Chef Brian opened the newest, trendy food sensation called Crave Culinaire.  He and his team of passionate professionals continue to push the envelope from posh cocktail soirees, to exquisite in-home dining experiences and all sorts of catering that are bound to leave your guests wanting more.

His passion shines while creating the perfect dining experience where the highest quality ingredients are engaged in ultramodern techniques to challenge the senses and please the palate.

Launched earlier this year, Venue Naples is the first of its kind in Southwest Florida and is already providing guests with unforgettable experiences, designed around the demand for high-end event spaces in the area.

Venue Naples ( is the area’s premier destination for various events, such as weddings, birthdays, corporate events, holiday parties, Bar Mitzvahs and more, and houses The Gallery of Amazing Things (, a high-end art gallery based out of Dania Beach, which showcases monthly exhibits of unique art, décor and antiques available for purchase.

The interior of Venue Naples is designed to reflect an elegant and modern, urban loft. Basic elements like exposed brick and reclaimed lumber beams are fused with modern, minimalistic accents to create an inviting, yet unmistakably hip look and feel.

This fully customizable space features event planning, exquisite food, top shelf beverages, upscale décor, flowers and more, and is the brainchild of the Roland’s. Chef Roland is the driving force behind his company, Crave Culinaire (, which features elegant catering, events and artistic private meals, and continues to design the perfect dining experience, bringing his years of creativity and culinary satisfaction to Venue Naples.