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821 Perkins Ave • Waukesha, WI, 53186

Phone: 262.549.0006 • Email:


An extraordinary dining experience is driven by creative culinary minds.  The heart of an impeccable meal begins in the heart of the chef.  Chef Louie and the Lee John’s team is passionate about food. 

Food connects people, inspires conversation and nourishes the soul.  Experience a expertly crafted meal in your home, office or venue of choice.


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Lee John’s has catered some of the most prestigious events in Milwaukee, Waukesha and the Lake County Area. Bringing culinary excellence, superb customer care and cutting edge ideas, Lee Johns ensures the highest quality experience for its customers. Owned and operated by Louie & Lisa Danegelis, they bring many years of experience in the hospitality industry to you.

As a certified Chef Educator, Executive Chef, and most recently winning Milwaukee’s Chef of the Year award, Louie has a passion for food. His style “infuses” the standards of quality from old world cooking with today’s trends and ethnic flavors. Chef Louie and his staff devote many hours to recipe development using only the freshest ingredients. His kitchen is abundant with house made stocks, sauces, salad dressings, chutneys and Lisa’s incredible breads and pastries! Last minute preparation on site with portable equipment guarantees optimum quality.

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Contact a Lee John’s event professional to reserve your date and begin the planning process. We look forward to creating an amazing experience – for you and your guests!

“Arguably one of the Milwaukee area’s finest caterers is Lee John’s Catering. If you can dream it, chances are chef Louie Dangelis can make your meal a delicious – and beautiful – feast.”

– Milwaukee Magazine

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We cater a wide variety of events – from large corporate & civic events, to extravagant weddings and backyard soirees.  Our extensive menu selections can make any occasion spectacular.


“Arguably one of the Milwaukee area’s finest caterers is Lee John’s Catering. If you can dream it, chances are chef Louie Danegelis can make your meal a delicious – and beautiful – feast.”

– Milwaukee Magazine


“Just recently I got married and made the best choice of my wedding to hire Lee John’s Catering. We had a large wedding and served a duet plate of flat iron steak and Sicilian chicken, everything was done to perfection. I have never, and I am not exaggerating, had such divine food combined with the presentation in all my years of traveling to Europe and the U.S. The herbs were fresh, the food was local, the sauces paired beautiful with the dishes **mouth is watering as I type**. Your guests will be introduced to a whole new level of catering. I cannot say enough about the food, the service, the presentation, the ease of planning, and the wonderful staff of Lee Johns. Thank you for turning my big day into a magical one.”

-Elizabeth M, Yelp Review


Read more about what makes Lee John’s Catering one of the most renowned event planning & catering companies in the greater Milwaukee metro area.


Award winning meals, delivered by an amazing team


Chefs’ & Cooks Culinary Club of Wisconsin, Inc. 2007 Chef of the Year LOUIE DANEGELIS

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On Sunday November 4, 2007 Chef Louie was presented with the 2007 Chef of the Year Award at Westmoor Country Club.  Louie’s culinary interest first formed as a young boy working in his father’s restaurant in Chicago on Commission Row.  He later attended cooking school in Madison and Milwaukee.  After his formal training he went to work for several prestigious restaurants, country clubs and caterers in the Metro Milwaukee area.

In 1972 Louie went on to become Chef Instructor at WCTC.  His students were always inspired when they saw his passion. In 1991 Louie achieved one of his goals of becoming a certified Chef Educator and a certified Executive Chef.  In 1992 Louie retired from teaching and with his wife Lisa, started Lee John’s Catering.   His thirst for knowledge continues and he has developed his own unique style infusing the standards of old world cooking with today’s food trends and ethnic flair.

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