What is daba?
Daba is a meal delivery service that currently functions on a bi-weekly basis. Daba takes the elevated experience of fine dining and couples it with the convenience of delivery. We showcase Chicago's top chefs and offer unique meals every time. Each chef curates their own menu to exhibit their talents; customers are guaranteed a special one-of-a-kind meal each time they order from daba.
A daba meal kit comes almost entirely prepared, customers just add final preparations to make the meal come together. We provide thorough and thoughtful instructions written by the chef to guide customers through the finishing touches. Little to no cooking experience is required to enjoy a top chef quality meal in the comfort of your home.
How to daba
This Week's daba
This week's daba will be delivered on Sunday, October 18th.
Orders will close Friday, October 16th.
We showcase Chicago's very best chefs each week. A daba comes portioned as a meal for one. The meal arrives fully prepped with finishing instructions from the chef for the best dining outcome.*
Chef Michael Lanzerotte
Meet our Week 10 Chef, Chef Michael Lanzerotte! Chef Michael’s widespread experience has shaped him into the seasoned and talented chef that he is today. He began his culinary journey while in school at Chicago’s Kendall College, working in both Taverna 750 and Sociale in Chicago. Upon graduating, Chef Michael was at Bistro 750 in Lakeview as the chef de cuisine, overseeing the restaurant’s menu. He later became the Executive Chef and Manager of White Oak Tavern in Lincoln Park. Now, Chef Michael serves as the Executive Chef at Saint Lou’s Assembly and Moneygun. We are so excited to showcase Chef Michael’s talents this week, you are going to love his meal!
Chef Michael's Menu
*At this point, daba will not be accepting substitutions or adjustments.
Last Week's daba
Chef Darnell Reed
Last week’s chef was Chef Darnell Reed of Luella’s Southern Kitchen in the Lincoln Square Neighborhood! Chef Darnell grew up spending a great deal of time with his Great Grandmother, Luella Funches, as well has watching the Cajun Chef Justin Wilson on Channel 11. The combination of watching cooking on TV and eating his great grandmother’s food had him interested in cooking at a young age. He attended Washburne Trade School to study Culinary Arts and began his career with Hilton Hotels upon graduating. After 18 incredible years with Hilton Hotels, he opened Luella’s Southern Kitchen in 2015 — an ode to his great-grandmother, Luella. Luella’s specializes in Southern cuisine and has been named "Best New Southern Restaurant" by the Chicago Tribune and "Best Soul Food Restaurant" by Chicago Reader. Luella’s recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary at the second location Luella’s Gospel Bird in Bucktown which has gotten off to a great start and excellent reviews. Chef Darnell’s goal is to some day leave a legacy of great restaurants all under the Luella’s brand.