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Lurcat Catering hones the culinary craft perfected in our award-winning D’Amico & Partners restaurants. Explore Café Lurcat, Campiello, Masa, Continental, and Fogg Café.
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About Us

Since 1998, D’Amico & Partners Naples restaurants (Café Lurcat, Campiello, D’Amicos the Continental, and D’Amico & Sons), have built a devoted following in Southwest Florida by providing fresh and innovative cuisine, impeccable service and flawless execution.

Lurcat Catering offers full service catering at Naples Botanical Garden, Café Lurcat, Fogg Café or a location of your choice. Our event planners are filled with creative ideas that ensure that your celebration will be successful with every venue and party theme imaginable. Our vast experience has taught us what works when you take your party on the road or into your home.

Lurcat Catering Event Staff

Jack Raben
Executive Chef

Jack began cooking at age 13, and has hardly left the kitchen since—working his way through an impressive array of global cuisines, including Asian, Japanese, and Mediterranean in Arizona, Montana, and Minnesota. Jack’s experience as a sous chef for Jean-Georges Vongerichten gave him great insight into the beauty, balance and artistic components of food.

Jack excels at high-profile events and is inspired by special requests along with utilizing and researching locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients. Jack has enjoyed his creative tenure as the Chef de Cuisine for Catering and received culinary training in both the Art Institutes of Minnesota and of Arizona.

Rhea Merrill
Catering Sales Manager

Rhea joined the D’Amico Sales Team in 2010. As a Wayzata native, Rhea studied Political Science at the University of Minnesota with an emphasis on Sociology and the American Legal System.

As an Event Planner at the Naples Botanical Garden, Rhea has enjoyed working on creative and unique events from weddings of all shapes and sizes to corporate meetings and retreats. Rhea’s eye for detail and passion for customizing menus and special events, makes her a great planner for challenging, multi-faceted events. Rhea brings years of experience from the Minneapolis restaurant industry and enjoys working closely with her Culinary and Service Colleagues.

Liana Melle
General Manager Lurcat Catering/Naples Botanical Garden

Originally from Kerson, Ukraine, Liana is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Liana brings years of diverse experience to the Lurcat Catering Team. Liana worked her way through the ranks starting as a server, progressing to head server, followed by management positions at private clubs in Naples and beyond. Liana’s positive energy and excellent organizational skills paired with a genuine focus on thoughtful customer service ensure a smooth event from start to finish. Liana enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with her children and husband.