David Miller

Chef By Request Catering | Elements at Water Street


David Miller started Chef By Request after graduating from the prestigious Johnson and Wales Culinary University as the first person in Illinois to hold a B.S. Degree in Culinary Arts.

Executive Chef: For over 17 years David led his culinary team to excellence, winning the 2004 American Culinary Federation’s Presidents Award and in 2013 was inducted into the Les Amis d’ Escoffier Society as a lifetime member.

President: Currently in this role David continues to expand Chef By Request as a leader in off-premise catering and event planning services. Still today, the company’s goal focus on new trends, community partnerships and unprecedented attention to detail.

David and his company, Chef By Request were recognized for their progress and community embracement by winning the overall Naperville Small Business of the Year Award in 2011.  Since 2010 Chef By Request has won the Best of Naperville Award five times. Other attributes to David’s career include 9 years of adjunct faculty teaching at College of DuPage and Harper College in Palatine.  He is a 15 year certified executive chef in the National ACF.

Most recently David’s focus has been directed towards new relationships and development opportunities. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, President’s Circle member for North Central College, and opened Downtown Naperville’s first-ever Hotel Banquet Property – Elements at Water Street located on the 2nd floor of the Hotel Indigo.