About Crave

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About Us – Crave Denver

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.

The Spire - home of Crave Restaurant in Denver, CO

Our Story

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

Our Incredible Team

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

Want to work with us?

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.