Aaron Crumbaugh
Private chef Aaron Crumbaugh of Home Cooked Catering (“HCC”) is making entertaining easy for Chicagoans on the go and looking to impress. Crumbaugh, a former Peninsula Hotel chef, model and Amazing Race 6 contestant is creating multi course gourmet meals for intimate dinner parties, hor d’oeuvres for celebrations, corporate events and in-home cooking lessons. Together clients work with Crumbaugh to come up with three, five, up to nine course menus or an array of appetizers based on the client’s tastes and budget. He then preps off-site before coming into your kitchen to you cook and brings his own elegant serving ware.
Where were you born ?
How long in Chicago:
6 years
South Loop
Favorite Restaurant:
Best Sushi:
Butterfly Sushi Bar & Thai Cuisine
Best Ethnic Food:
Hema’s Kitchen
Best Italian:
Davanti Enoteca
Best place for late night dining:
Zoom Cafe
Best dessert:
McDonald’s Reeses McFlurry
Best place for a romantic date:
The Avenues
Best Sunday brunch:
The Avenues
Hautest Club/Lounge:
The Aviary - Drinks were amazing!!
Best place for a power business meeting:
The Lobby Restaurant
All-around favorite spot in Chicago:
Running during the summer along the lake as the sun is rising.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Peninsula
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Barney’s New York
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Best Spa:
The Peninsula Spa by ESPA
Favorite Charity Event:
Run in Style Event benefiting Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute. 2nd year in a row that I have participated.
Favorite Cultural Event:
Favorite Cultural Institution:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_and_cultural_institutions_in_New_York_City): Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)
Best Aspect of Chicago:
The people!!
Best Steakhouse:
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone crab Restaurant
Best Pizza:
Tocco Chicago
Best Lunch:
Big Star
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Xsport Fitness & Tan. South Loop - That’s my gym every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Best Massage:
Home Spa -Mairead Moser she comes to your house.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Yellow Cab
Best Museum/Exhibit:
The Jellies at the Shedd Aquarium
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Playboy Mansion
Best Broadway show:
Billy Elliot - Made me cry!
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