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LM Catering & Events is the team people turn to when you want a different take on catering. We’re cool and artsy and we show people how to think outside the ballroom. Our customers love us because on the one hand, we’re a touch unconventional, but on the other, we’re completely professional. We pay attention to every last detail.
Nicole has a lifetime of experience in the hospitality industry, stretching back to her childhood in Hamburg, Germany, where her parents owned and managed several restaurants. Her family background led her to study the hotel business; she apprenticed at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg while completing coursework in hotel and restaurant management. In the early 90’s Nicole left Hamburg for London, where she started her professional career with Hilton International. After stints at Hilton properties in London, New York and Guam, she accepted a position at The Drake Hotel in Chicago. She was the Drake's Director of Catering and Convention Services from 1993 to 2002, responsible for selling, planning, and executing hundreds of deluxe events. Following her time at The Drake she served as GM of the Mid-America Club, one of the most prestigious of Chicago’s private dining clubs, where she was responsible for oversight of all of the club’s operations. Prior to opening LM Nicole served as the General Manager of The Clare at Water Tower, an upscale senior living facility. Outside of work Nicole is an active supporter of Lawrence Hall and their programming. When not working Nicole can be found riding horses or spending time with her two children, Luc and Mary.