Chef David's Lake Shore Catering

Our mission is to provide creative meals and excellent service without the expense of hiring a full time Chef.

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Catered Events

At Lakeshore Catering we customize each menu specifically to your needs, keeping in mind any allergies or dietary restrictions. We have gluten free options and plenty of vegan, vegetarian dishes available.

Our dishes are creative and colorful with an artistic flair!

Private Chef

I have 25 years of experience as a personal chef. My travels have taken me aboard luxury yachts, private islands, several continents and Chicago areas finest estates.

Please feel free to inquire about contracting me out for long or short-term private chef services. My past travels make me feel at ease going anywhere, worldwide.

Wedding Meals

From large indoor events to intimate backyard gatherings and receptions, I will help you coordinate a truly memorable meal for you and your guests.

We will work together to plan a custom menu, anything from a sit down plated dinner with multiple courses to a casual buffet with passed hors d’œuvres.

Yacht Chef Service

My yachting background has prepared me to properly provision a vessel with efficiency and speed. I have navigational skills and have performed engine room duties as well as operated small vessels. Yachting has taught me the importance of being very well prepared, organized and disciplined.

Classes / Consultations

We can offer individual or group classes in your home for adults and children. Have your kids learn to to make pizza or roll your own sushi.

With our classes we will provide printed recipes of your dishes. One of our favorites is to have a group of kids have “Iron Chef” competitions.

Drop Off Meals

Let us doing the cooking!

Families are way too busy to focus on creating interesting healthy meals. Our goal is to provide your family a variety of customized dishes dropped off at your convenience. We will keep track of your preferences and favorites. Each meal will be delivered with reheat with instructions and list of ingredients.

We can prepare in your home or at our remote kitchen site. All dietary restrictions will be followed. Menus will be emailed each week for approval.

Lake Shore Private Chef Service

Our mission is to provide creative meals and excellent service in the privacy of your home. Your menu will be specifically designed according to your dietary requirements and budget. We will work with each client individually to ensure your event is a true dining experience.

We use 100% organics when possible, with a focus on locally grown seasonal ingredients.


Kim G.

“Chef David did an absolutely amazing job. The food was phenomenal! The presentation, flavors and quality were equivalent if not better than the finest restaurants in Chicago. The staff was extremely professional and very attentive. Guests were thoroughly impressed as well. Will definitely welcome Chef David and his staff back again.”


Personal Chef


“Chef David was extremely helpful in working with us to create a small private executive team dinner for 20 people at one of our co-worker’s homes. The food and service was incredible, and exactly what we were looking. Having never booked an event like this, David was extremely helpful creating a custom menu and providing suggestions to make the most out of the event.”


Event Catering / Drop-off

Ashley G.

“We hosted a birthday party for 13 people. Chef David made a DELICIOUS meal. We really had an enjoyable experience and will definitely be using his services again. The food was delicious and just what we were looking for!”


Personal Chef

Sherry G.

“David is fabulous! We spent time planning the menu in the month or so before our dinner party, and it was delicious!
He and his assistant Joey, showed up right on time. Joey helped me tweak final touches (he is also an event planner!). The menu could not have been more perfect from the amazing appetizers down to the scrumptious chocolate lava cake! Run to David for your next event!”


Wedding and Event Catering

Beth J.

“Everyone raved about the food and planning with Chef David was fabulous. He adapted to meet our needs and wishes, worked with us to customize menu. He was also flexible allowing us to cover beverages and sweets and following up with invoice to clearly state who was doing what the day of the event!”


Wedding and Event Catering

Sandra S.

“Chef D did a great job! The appetizers were passed frequently and they were delicious. The main entree of salmon and beef tenderloin were very good! Everything went smoothly and for a bunch of restaurant folks – everyone was very pleased! It was well executed and we didn’t have to worry at all!! We’d recommend and use him again for sure!!!”


Event Catering / Buffet