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Celebrity Chef Launches Upscale Event Space and Art Gallery

By March 27, 2017 In the News

Naples, Florida, March 27th, 2017—Celebrity chef, Brian Roland and wife Nicole Roland announce the launch of their newest creation, an upscale, fully customizable, multi-use event destination and art gallery. 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 (www.venuenaples.com) 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 (www.galleryamazing.com), 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 Rolands. Chef Roland is the driving force behind his company, Crave Culinaire (www.craveculinaire.com), 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.

Chef Roland, born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and has appeared on many television segments, showcasing his culinary abilities, including Fox 4, WINK News and most recently CNBC’s Restaurant Startup. A staple in the local community, Chef Roland is an Emcee and Auctioneer at many events in the area. Chef Roland has also appeared on the cover of Naples Illustrated as a Local Hero in the Supermen Issue and is regularly featured in Naples society magazines and newspapers. He was awarded 40 Under 40 in Gulfshore Life Business and “Best Chef on the Move” in 2013, Best Chef for Charity in 2014 and Young Incandescent Entrepreneurs in 2015 by Florida Weekly. Crave Culinaire was voted Best Caterer in Lee and Collier counties in 2014 through 2016 by Gulfshore Life magazine.

“There’s such an immediate need for this type of high-end event space in our area, and with our passion, drive and talented team, we’re delighted to open our doors to the fine community in Southwest Florida. We hope to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience marked by exquisite dining and remarkable style. We invite our guests to join us in thinking outside the ballroom,” he says.

About Venue Naples

Venue Naples is a fully customizable, multi-use event space and art gallery incorporating fine dining and exquisite service. The mission of Venue Naples is to create an environment that transitions into an experience, allowing clients to create a variety of social and corporate events. This will be paired with the food, wine and service of Crave Culinaire exclusively. Crave Culinaire is driven by the pursuit of excellence, immaculate presentation and breaking boundaries to create the ultimate dining experience by igniting their passion for food in others. Venue Naples is the outlet for this experience. A space where, if you can dream it, we can create it.