Since opening in 1994, Big Delicious Planet has proven that high-quality food, eye-catching presentations, and personalized service can be consistently delivered when you and the people you work with share a passion for creating one-of-a-kind meals and events. Our menus reflect our name, delicious food from all over the globe. One constant has been a core staff of great men and women who work very hard and some very long days. Without their strong work ethic and commitment to sustainabilituy, this company wouldn't be what it is today.
Heidi Coudal Owner + Culinary Director
Christen Whitehouse Vice President of Event Production
Grace Hamilton Director of Weddings + Events
Sarah Crowley Digital Marketing Manager
Carrie Rubinas Pastry Chef
Chelsea Lange | Event Producer
Chelsey joined BDP in the Spring of 2017, as a recent Hospitality graduate from the University of Illinois. Before graduating, she'd already spent many years in the food and beverage industry. From working in country clubs where she managed a small staff, to serving in Chicago restaurants like Presidio, she gained an appreciation for attention to detail and service that makes every experience unique. In her most recent role, she spent time in the Event Industry, absorbing everything she could about event planning and floral design. When she’s not working, you can find her taste (and sip!) testing all over Chicago or jet setting to the West Coast. Entertaining friends in her home and all things plants are where her passions lie.