American Bistro &

Healthy Comfort 

Fresh and Clean Eating × Crafted with Love


Located at 611 S. California, Dream Chef Kitchen is a Full Service, quick casual Restaurant that Provides Personal Chef Services, Full Service Catering, Weekly meal delivery services and lunch delivery. 


Simply put, food is life for Dream Chef Kitchen.

Not only does food excite your palate and nourish your body, but we believe food can bring people together as well.

Dream Chef  takes pride in providing our clients with outstanding service and amazing food options. Our goal is to consistently exceed the client’s expectations with a myriad of products and services including Dream Chef Catering and Dream Chef Meal Delivery service.

Our full service luxury catering company, Dream Chef Catering, will fulfill all your needs with the greatest of ease. Whether an intimate dinner for a few or a grand gala for hundreds, Dream Chef Catering will work effortlessly to provide a memorable dining experience for our client. We do corporate catering, meetings, lunches, non-profit organizations, special events, weddings, showers, reunions, grand openings and more.

Dream Chef Meals provides fresh and healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options that can be delivered to your doorstep multiple times a week. We can package meals family style or individually. Our goal is to provide everyone with freshly prepared restaurant quality meals that can be enjoyed without leaving the comfort of their own home or place of business. Each client’s meal is customized to adhere to any dietary restrictions, personal tastes or overall health/eating goals.

Additionally, we offer cooking classes, food/diet consulting and personal chef services that enable Dream Chef LLC to be your one stop shop for all of your food and meal planning needs.

Our years of experience and lifelong passion for food is what sets us apart from the rest. We encourage you to enhance your palate with all that Dream Chef LLC has to offer. 






611 S. California

Chicago IL 60612

Atlanta by request 



M-F 8am–6pm
Sa 12pm–6pm

Fresh Natural Ingredients provide a healthy and delicious balanced diet. It's a lifestyle choice, whether you are a CEO, Entrepreneur, Retiree, Single parent or disabled person who either cant cook or doesn't want to cook. The Dream Chef Meal Plan is for you. We customize a meal plan for each clients dietary needs. We do personal meals that are easy to just take out the fridge and pop in the microwave. We also provide meals family style for the entire household. 


Dinner for 7 days $115 

Lunch and Dinner for 7 days $155 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner 21 meals $182


21 meals plus bottled water, fresh juice, snacks, and fresh fruit $290 

Totally organic everything, meals, snacks, juice, water and fruit plus 21 meals $360

Totally organic breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week $280

call or email for more information and to ask about custom packages 

We have plan options for all diets, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and allergies. 


Personal Chef services include private at home dinners for couples or small dinner parties. Book a special evening at your home, office or event space. We shop, cook, serve and clean up. Providing you with an intimate setting to enjoy the cuisine and company. 

Contact us to plan your next dinner party! 

Dream Chef Teaches, We will come to your home, office or event space to host cooking classes. Gather a group, we will come in and teach interactive cooking lessons.



When culinary arts meets entrepreneurship and service an everlasting marriage is formed and the by product is a Dreamchef.

A Chicago native, Nichelle R. Benford began her career as a high fashion model. Traveling internationally and throughout the states, she was able to experience different cultures, foods as well as spices. Those experiences spark a light that was already lit inside. Nichelle was already regarded as the cook amongst her friends and family, so when she decided she wanted to pursue a career in culinary arts it was a very logical decision. Nichelle enrolled in the Washburn Culinary Institute and from there the Chef was born. In 2008, Nichelle completed her matriculation at Washburn and was ready to take over the culinary arts field.   After leaving Washburn, Nichelle decided to embark upon her first business endeavor, Beautiful Foods Catering.  Beautiful Foods Catering was a full service catering company that catered to private as well as public events throughout the Chicagoland area. In 2012, Nichelle decided she wanted to take her business to next level and the concept of Modelchef was born. The business name Modelchef came from the marriage of her modeling background and her current culinary arts skills. When 2013 came around Nichelle had turned an idea to an actual product, the ModelChef Food Truck. The Food truck was a hit amongst many Chicagoans and it was named as one of the top 7 food trucks in Chicago by Thrillest online magazine in June 2014.  

Always progressing forward, Nichelle decided to make another leap of faith and start a new venture, DreamChef LLC. combining a love of catering, event services and the peoples need of good food to map out the blue print for DreamChef LLC, a company that specializes in catering, personal chef services, cooking classes as well as food delivery services.Nichelle was also interviewed and featured in in September 2014. She has also worked with major retailers and corporations such as Banana Republic, Black Entertainment Television, Purdue University, Calumet School Systems, Six Flags, Red Bull as well as many other local businesses. Nichelle was last featured in The in an interview that featured female chefs who rock!