About Us

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Why
should you choose us?

Australians have an old saying: stick to your knitting. Our team at City Epicurean does just that. We are a focused team that performs various roles with precision. Each team member plays an integral part in providing our clients with an outstanding event experience.

Chef Marc

Executive Chef  and Partner Marc Flouret. With over 25 years in Chicagoland Catering, Marc brings extensive knowledge of food and beverage to your table. Catering for the likes of Bill Curtis, John Major, and some of Chicago's most elite families, he is the perfect addition for detailed, custom menus.

Naomi Levine

Naomi Levine is the former CEO of TipsyCake Chicago and is Founder CEO of City Epicurean Events.

A  hand-picked team of chefs and front-of-house staff, plus a long-curated network of classy producers and vendors, hit the ground running and quickly migrated to the forefront of Chicago’s special event community. That being said, she and the team strive to stay in the background. Our clients deserve the spotlight, not our company. We take on the workload, making it appear effortless so clients are able to both enjoy and take credit for their event. Our experience matters. We know that our next event is as important as our last, and that every client deserves our full attention and care.

Michael VanDam

Michael VanDam

brings more than 25 years of experience in public relations and marketing to City Epicurean Events. He now works primarily in real estate, helping clients buy and sell homes at one of City Epicurean's client's agencies, Ask Nagel Realty, in West Town. He continues to advise our team on marketing and media relations, and would love to arrange any media interviews or television appearances for Naomi and her team.

DJ John Swift

is another veteran of the Chicago event industry with 25 years of spinning experience. John is old-school vinyl with a playlist that only you can pick. Less talk; more music!

"Naomi is nothing but a professional; charming and outstanding in all the work she does."

Naomi in the background, allowing our wonderful clients to be in the spotlight!