Prominent Southwest Florida caterer Crave Culinaire announced Chef Sam Sorenson has been promoted to Chef de Cuisine. The upscale caterer has been inspiring the community through culinary masterpieces, a top-level staff and breathtaking event designs since 2013. Together with its sister company, Virtual Venue SWFL and trusted event partners, Team Crave has brought back the spirit of celebrations post-pandemic through in-person, virtual and hybrid events.
A member of the Crave team for three years, Sorenson, has continued to wow crowds with his outstanding dishes, having accepted the position of Executive Sous Chef in 2020 and now most recently, the prestigious title of Chef de Cuisine. With a strong background of culinary knowledge, combined with the guidance of Iron Chef and Top Chef Alums, Sorenson has perfected his skills and has worked in various kitchens in New York, including Buddakan, Ai Fiori, Terroir Tribeca and others prior to making his way to Southwest Florida.
In his new role with Crave Culinaire, Sorenson will continue to lead the culinary team to success through event creativity and innovation, while providing on-site training and leadership. He is passionate about fermentation brewing, as well a visual arts, and when he’s not in the kitchen, he enjoys thrifting with his wife and exploring our local wildlife.
Crave Culinaire continues to set the bar higher and higher with each outstanding event that its team is a part of and through exquisitely presented food, paired with high-end service, guests can expect an experience to exceed expectations. Owners Chef Brian and Nicole Roland speak about Sorenson’s impact on the team and the energy he brings to every single dish.
“Sam continues to deliver unbelievable cuisine, unparalleled presentation and an exceptional experience to every guest. In his three years with Crave, we have seen tremendous talent exploding out of every dish he designs. We are so very excited to see him glide into this new role with professionalism, finesse and a true mission to inspire through food and art,” they said.
Sorenson is also looking forward to this new chapter with the Crave team.
“I love what I do, and it is important for me to remain a student, continuing to learn, continuing to perfect my skills. I am beyond excited to step into this new role and continue to advance my career,” he said.