Design Studio by Raymond has named Brian Roland, executive chef and owner of Crave Culinaire and Venue Naples, as corporate chef for Design Studio by Raymond. As corporate chef, Roland will provide culinary services for events held at Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples showroom, an ideal venue for chef-led cooking demonstrations and community, social and professional events for up to 150 guests.
“As a skilled and well-known chef within the Southwest Florida community, Chef Roland has the ability to take any event to the next level,” said James Martin, vice president of operations. “We are excited to partner with Chef Roland and look forward to bringing exceptional events and unique experiences to our guests at the Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples showroom.”
Roland, born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He is a Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC) through the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs. He worked for several well-known chefs and served as executive chef in top kitchens locally. As executive chef and owner of Crave Culinaire, Roland introduces an ultramodern take on catering, offering services spanning from full event planning to catering events to artistic private meals. Roland’s most recent endeavor, Venue Naples is a new fully customizable event venue, set to open in November. Roland has participated in a variety of events at the Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples showroom, most recently including the Naples Originals’ 2015 Foodie Camp Naples.
Design Studio by Raymond’s two-story, 8,500-square-foot loft-style design and product showroom, located in the design district of Naples, features a large open format showroom complete with high-end fully functioning kitchen vignettes with refrigeration, functional stoves, ovens, refrigerated wine cabinets and other appliances. The venue boasts beautiful cabinetry with marble and granite counter space, making it ideal for formal meetings, fundraisers, networking events, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and special demonstrations. The facility also offers generous parking for event guests as well as functional space for valet services.
For more information on procuring Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples Showroom as an event venue, or to schedule a tour of the showroom, call 239-278-1334 or visit www.DesignStudiobyRaymond.com.
About Design Studio by Raymond
As part of the Raymond Building Supply family of companies, Design Studio by Raymond offers a diverse and comprehensive product selection and superior professional services. Backed by more than 50 years of industry experience, the design studio offers turnkey installation and contractor services, as well as support from trained industry professionals for a high-end one-stop shopping experience. The Design Studio by Raymond showroom has achieved recognition from industry leaders earning the “Best Of Houzz 2015” award for Design from Houzz, along with recognition in Collier Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) 2015 Sand Dollar Awards and ProSales Magazine’s 2015 ProSales Excellence Awards. The recently opened Naples showroom is located at 990 1st Ave. N., Naples 34102. Hours of operation and more information are available online at www.DesignStudiobyRaymond.com or by calling 239-278-1334.