A labor of love for the city of Denver and an expression of the team’s worldly travels, Crave is a unique union between the relaxed community‐driven lifestyle of the Rocky Mountains and the sexy and sophisticated vibe of the world’s biggest cities. At Crave, we know you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it be a decadent dessert, a fabulous cocktail or a cup of perfectly roasted coffee.
It has been a long road from Chicago to Denver, where the two men behind Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge — Darrell Naughton and Allen Milham — first met thirteen years ago at Naughton’s specialty décor development and production company, DesignPac. When Naughton sold the company to explore business opportunities with Milham, M & N Partners became the vehicle for their enterprises. With a new course set, all the two needed was a destination.
The Rocky Mountains were a natural fit for the entrepreneurs. Milham, a Colorado native, suggested Denver as a potential home for their endeavors and Naughton, attracted to the healthful ease of the Colorado lifestyle, agreed. Naughton and Milham had their eye on the undeveloped retail space immediately next to OPC. The Spire approached the duo about opening a coffee shop, but M & N Partners had a better idea: Crave , featuring savory dishes, sips, and sweets
The culinary team at Crave is constantly striving to deliver
creative and delicious cuisine to our customers.
Owner – Jon Lewis
Owner – Gene Harris
Owner – Michael Benedetto
Chef – Bart Proffitt
Marketing Manager – Althea Smith
Crave is built around our talented staff. Without a wonderful team of professionals, we would be unable to succeed. From exceptional baristas, bartenders, waitstaff, cooks, and chefs, Crave looks for the best and the brightest in the industry to join our team.