Iconic five-star culinary brand, Crave Companies, announces today that Chase Toussaint has joined the team as VP of Operations. Due to the team’s ever-growing presence in our area, Crave Companies is strengthening its operations and leadership as they continue to expand. The umbrella of companies, which consists of Crave Culinaire, Virtual Venue SWFL, Crave2Go, Crave Event Staffing, Zest at Valencia Bonita and Crave Management Group, provides top-level services to businesses, charity organizations and individuals throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. The team is recognized for immaculate presentation, superb attention to detail and unmatched service to their clients.
Toussaint joins the Crave team with over 25 years of delivering world-class guest experiences, assisting organizations with their growth needs, as well as impacting corporate structure and team building practices. He has earned his Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, and is known for his creative approach to leadership development and innovative forward-thinking. With experiences spanning multiple industries, including resort and hotel management, healthcare and more, Toussaint is well-versed in working with a wide variety of clientele. His team has had the privilege of serving the Olympics participants, as well as President Barack Obama, head of industries, such as Steve Wozniak and Hollywood elites, including Tom Cruise. When Toussaint is not collaborating with his clients and teams, you’ll find him enjoying our Southwest Florida paradise, sailing on the Gulf of Mexico with his wife, Christine and son, Jacob.
Crave Companies (www.cravecompanies.com) has been growing its presence exponentially in Southwest Florida, as well as surrounding areas, including Captiva, Sarasota and Sanibel, reinforcing its short-term and long-term growth strategies. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Crave team has re-acclimated to our new normal, providing clients access to in-person, virtual and hybrid events, on a mission to save celebrations and enhance the Southwest Florida event world. Owners, Chef Brian and Nicole Roland speak about Toussaint’s role in the company and what the future holds for Team Crave.
“Chase [Toussaint] comes to us with not only an impressive list of skills and experience, but with a heart to help grow our team to reach new heights. We are looking toward such a bright future in every facet of our business, and with having an exceptional member, like Chase on our team, there’s no telling what outstanding accomplishments lie ahead,” they say.
Toussaint is also excited to be a part of the Crave team.
“My philosophy is to show genuine care for people and their development and place the client at the center of my mission. When we do all of this, success reveals itself. I am beyond excited to be able to partner with this influential team,” he explains.