D'Andre Carter :: CHEF'S ROLL :: The Professional Chef Network

D'Andre Carter

After four years with Moto, D’Andre decided it was time to bring delicious, restaurant quality food to people’s homes and special events, and opened his own boutique catering company, Feast & Imbibe. Feast & Imbibe focuses on Creating Delicious Experiences, for intimate groups or large celebrations.
Study of Quail, Featuring a Celeriac Nest, Soft-Boiled Quail Egg, Roasted Quail, and Seasonal Veg
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Moto. Chicago
Executive Sous Chef. 3+ yrs
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
BOH operations
Food industry consulting
Menu development
Food styling
GALLERY
VIDEO

  • Highlights of the AFR Design Challenge 2015
DISTRIBUTORS
  • Moet Hennessy
  • Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy
  • Accenture Interactive
  • Anthropologie
  • Deloitte
  • Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe
  • TalentRISE
CLIENTS
  • Moet Hennessy
  • Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy
  • Accenture Interactive
  • Anthropologie
  • Deloitte
  • Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe
  • TalentRISE
RAVE REVIEWS
Heather and D 'Andre are extremely talented and allow you to enjoy your hosting experience. They listen to your vision and help make it happen. They are patient in guiding you to get your event just right down to the finest detail. We are in the middle of working on our third event with them. The first one was a simply magical evening! A sit down dinner, in the middle of a field, for 22 people. Every dish that was created had a connection with for us in celebrating our 30th wedding Anniversary. The second event was a morning tailgate party for a Hunt Club with 200 people who are still honestly raving about the food and my husband and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The third event is a wedding and they are once again taking such care in helping us with every detail. We know, without a doubt, it will be another uniquely beautiful event that our whole family and friends will cherish. Heather and D'Andre are simply wonderful.
- Lisa M.

Just outstanding stuff... We've been to a LOT of great meals but this has to be one the of greatest -- intimate atmosphere, friendly people, a customized menu. D'Andre pulls off things that we didn't think was possible in the "secret location". Thanks guys!
- Brett H.

We selected Feast & Imbibe as the caterer for our wedding because the food was head and shoulders above the rest of the caterers we tasted. They were able to make great food that was restaurant worthy (as opposed to okay wedding food). Throughout the process in crafting a menu, Heather and D'Andre were super helpful in creating an experience that fit our needs and were flexible in helping us get there. In the end, the event turned out beautifully - the food was FANTASTIC and we got so many compliments! I would highly recommend the cigars, corn cones (a friend lovingly referred to them as "crack cones"), short rib, mushroom quinoa, roast potatoes, etc... okay, I've listed just about the whole menu, but everything was truly outstanding. We both felt that the food at the wedding beat our expectations and enjoyed every last bit of it. Would definitely recommend F&I for your event! It will wow your guests!
- Brittany D.

I can't recommend the Feast and Imbibe team strongly enough. They catered our 100-person wedding in an unconventional venue and were invaluable every step of the way. The food was TO DIE FOR. The entire team was incredibly pleasant and professional. They really made it a night to remember. From our tasting onward we were floored by their incredible flavors, eye-catching presentation, and wonderful attitude. And at a very reasonable price point! Heather was responsive to my many queries every step of the way. Thanks to them the evening ran smoothly and an incredible time was had by all.
- Kristina B.

D'Andre Carter
D'Andre Carter
Evanston, IL
United States

Feast & Imbibe
Executive Chef


My love of cooking started with my Grandma - making cookies, pies, and Sunday Dinners. I would go over there every weekend, and as I got older, realized it was what I wanted to do with my life.

My first job in restaurants revealed the intensity, perfection, and delicate touch that the culinary world required, and I haven't looked back since. After culinary school, I got the opportunity of a life time by learning from Homaru Cantu, who quickly became my teacher, mentor, and over time my dear friend. Chef always said to do the unexpected, blow people's minds, and to think of food with all of your senses. I take his lessons every where I go, and put them to use with every bite I create. 

After my career at Moto, I started Feast & Imbibe with my partner in everything, Heather. She and I have grown this tiny start-up from underground dinners in our home, and now we feed over 1200 people a month - sometimes more than that in a week! It's been a crazy whirlwind and I love every minute. 

My favorite part of feeding people is seeing the look of satisfaction and love every time they take a bite. To know I can give people that joy, and offer them the party of a lifetime, really brings the whole thing full circle back to the joy I felt eating with my family and helping Grandma in the kitchen.