About Us

Maison Cuisine is an eco-conscious, full-service catering & event planning company, specializing in weddings, fundraisers, corporate holiday parties and other social events. From black tie weddings to the annual company picnic, Maison Cuisine caters to your every need. As a full service caterer, we understand what makes an event unforgettable, from lighting & rentals to venue selection. No detail is too small.

What started as a small kitchen in Oakbrook known as HOME Catering, has grown into one of Chicago’s most popular “boutique caterers”. We have recently begun offering our services to Southwest Michigan’s “Harbor Country” & Northwest Indiana.

Maison Cuisine starts each dish with the highest quality ingredients. We use locally and organically grown fruits and vegetables, when seasonally available – some coming from our own organic garden!  We offer natural meats & poultry, in addition to freshly prepared baked goods.

Meet The Team

Danielle (Barranco) Wheeler – Founder/Owner – She founded HOME Catering in 2002, after working for Artistic Events by Carlyn Berghoff. She has since expanded with Maison Cuisine. Being of French-Italian descent, cooking was not a chore growing up, it was a lifestyle! Danielle graduated with a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu/Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago. She also holds a degree in Interior Design, which allows for the most innovative displays of food! Being a gluten free vegan, she understands the difficult time some guests experience while eating at events, and has since developed allergy friendly menus.

Dillion Graham – Executive Chef. He moved to Chicago in 2011 & received his culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu as well. Within 5 years, he was the executive chef at Roy’s Chicago. He grew up on a self-sustaining farm in Arkansas where he was exposed to butchering, harvesting, hunting & preserving. Since summer 2018, he has been applying his passion & expertise to catering & continues to create meaningful & memorable dining experiences.

Chelsea Gulbransen – Event Coordinator. She studied theater at ISU, and after graduating, she needed a way to put those skills to practical use. The wedding industry was a perfect fit. She joined the Maison team in 2019 and was able to combine her two greatest loves – weddings & food.