We recently used Dawn's Kitchen for a very large family reunion held at The Black Stallion in Corolla. I worked with Dawn over a few month period selecting breakfast, lunch and dinner for 65 people for 6 days. Dawn had great selections to choose from.
I was a bit nervous since all the catering fell onto me but I was not disappointed. Dawn's preparation and delivery is professional and the food was absolutely delicious. We had a small issue the first day with not enough of a few things, (happened to me 3 years ago with a different caterer). The first day is always a learning experience but Dawn stepped it up and the rest of the week was smooth, plenty of food and delicious. Will absolutely use Dawn again at our next reunion.
We hired Dawn for women's retreat at the Outer Banks. She provided breakfasts, lunches and dinners for us for our entire stay. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Dawn and her staff. The food was above and beyond expectation, and she was so kind and personable with all of our ladies. On one of the last days a couple of the ladies remarked "I'm really going to miss Dawn" 😉 And upon realizing we had alternative plans for dinner one night (which turned out great btw) several stated "so we don't get to see Dawn tonight?"
Seriously, book Dawn and her crew. No question they are the best. We look forward to booking them again in the future!
Dawn and her staff prepared a delicious meal for my brother-in-law's 50th birthday party. We started with shrimp with an outstanding lemon salsa and crab cakes. My filet mignon was cooked to perfection and the birthday cake was so good!! It's rare to enjoy a perfect meal for a large group, but Dawn was successful. Thank you!
Just spent 8 days in Kill Devil Hills and hired Dawn to cater daily breakfasts as well as a few lunches and dinner for 30 ppl. It was a large family vacation. Dawn and her crew were fantastic. Dawn did a few things that truly makes her a class act.
1. After seeing how much our family ate after meal two, she right sized the catering so we always had just the right amount of leftovers. Not too little. Not too much as we had a fridge space issue.
2. She was beyond helpful even with advising us, as it was out firsr time there, about everything from Church, Things to do, traffic, cell phone store locations etc. She was a major help with information locally. We are NYC city slickers. We appreciated her southern hospitality greatly.
3. Totally and amazingly welcoming. She is a sweetheart in all senses. She truly was special. I'm so glad to have met her. Felt like I was leaving family. She was also patient despite us having a boatload of kids who are not the most easy to work around. Running between her legs as she cooked.
Now let's talk food... Because food is what it is about, let me just give you the MUST haves:
A. Breakfast- Her homemade cinnamon rolls and chocolate croissants are Heaven. I mean I miss the chocolate croissants even now. I highly recommend. Also, she brought these special grapes that are a cross between a grape and a plum. So delicious.
B. Lunch - Her Shrimp po boys are amazing. Her remoulade is key as is her perfectly crisp shrimp. Her Homemade cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza was a HUGE hit. There was none left after lunch. Her salads were always delicious. Especially her homemade ranch dip and other sauces.
C. Dinner - Pulled pork sandwich with her North Carolina dressing and slaw was AMAZING. It spoiled all other pulled pork for me. I've clearly not been doing it right for years. Her charcuterie board display was excellent. I also highly reconnect her seafood steamer pot: lobster, crabs, shrimp and more. It was so delicious. Also, not everyone does corn on the cob right. Dawn does. She does not overcook it. It was crisp, juicy and with the right amount of butter.
I highly recommend her. From initial outreach to her dealing with numerous changes before we even got there, she was responsive, accommodating and so easy to work with.
Thank you Dawn!!! My family had a memorable trip and you were a big part of that.
Dawn and her staff helped create a most memorable experience for my wife and I on our wedding day. From the start we were greeted with a fantastic tasting experience where Dawn was able to well represent all food items as well as give us additional insight on how to have a flawless night on the island (we are from New Jersey, so coordinating was difficult but Dawn made it as easy as possible!). The staff was very personable and flexible on working out our wedding the exact way that we wanted it. She catered to gluten free individuals as well as made adjustments on short notice. As for the wedding night, we were faced with bad weather on what was to be a primarily outdoor event, but Dawn and her staff took it in stride and made the situation work. The food was delicious, portions were fantastic, and all of our guests spent much of the next day talking about how good the food was! This catering service comes highly recommended not only due to the quality of the food and service but also because of their willingness to personalize our experience.
We had the pleasure of having Dawn and her staff prepare our meals on our trip to Kill Devil Hill. The food was off the charts and the service was polite and friendly. There was never a shortage of food and always with a smile. It was a 50th birthday trip with 20 men and boy did we eat well!!!!
Ronnie B -
In house Chef Experience- Fantastic
The appetizers were very good but things got progressively better with the delicious Pear and Goat Cheese Salad,followed by the Grouper prepared in Parchment which was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. The sides of potatoes and asparagus were exceptional. The homemade cheesecake topped with strawberries was a perfect ending to an extraordinary night.
By the time dessert was finished they had cleaned the kitchen loaded the dishwashers and there was no evidence of a complete dinner for nine having been prepared and served.
Staff was exceptional, friendly, efficient and professional.
Highly recommend this incredible service and experience
An unusual opportunity presented itself, when we were able to attend an oceanfront pop up dinner as part of the celebration of taste the beach.
Dinner was at an oceanfront house, and was preceded by a social hour of wine, cheeses, and fruits as we overlooked the ocean. The staff was helpful, friendly, and ensured that glasses remained full while everyone was having a wonderful time.
The seven course dinner, themed an NC Tar Heel Dinner, was expertly served with a matching wine. Each course arrived perfectly timed, at the correct temperature, and with a smile, quite a feat when cooking for 30.
Through out the evening, Dawn & Sonny would tell about each course, the flavor or inspiration, thereby adding an interesting flavor to table conversation.
A great dinner and a great evening!!!
After looking at reviews I contacted Dawn as our personal Chef for My Husbands special Birthday this past week. Dawn asked what foods he liked and came up with a great menu which only needed a couple of tweets. She arrived with a team member exactly on time and started to work her magic for an outstanding meal. They set the table asked which wines to serve and when. The service was perfect, anticipated our needs and Dawn was always checking that everything was as I liked it. All our glasses were kept filled with wines for the various courses. we prepared foods ourselves in advance for our toddler grandson who has sever allergies. When we needed anything for him she would say for us to stay put and she would get it. She even checked ingredients on the cream she had to see if he could eat it. His eyes lit up when she served his dessert with whipped cream on it. When they finished they left the place perfectly clean. All these great reviews are exactly as we found for our family. There were only six adults but she treated us as if it were a large party. Dawn made this a perfect evening for our celebration.
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Dawn’s Kitchen is recognized as one of the best caterers in the Outer Banks. From meals to go, delivery and in home chef service, to full service events, weddings, and rehearsal dinners, you can rely on Dawn to make it delicious and effortless. Call Dawn for Outer Banks catering using local seafood & produce.
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Dawn’s Kitchen Catering services the areas around The Outer Banks, Grandy, Corolla, the 4x4 area, Nags Head, and Hatteras with one-hundred percent locally sourced seafood and produce cooked to perfection. You can have gourmet, North Carolina caught seafood delivered straight to your door just by giving us a call. Your personal chef will cater to all of your food needs. Whatever you are serving at your event, Dawn’s Kitchen Catering is here to deliver.
From prepping, to cooking, and even clean up, you can rest assured that Dawn’s Kitchen Catering will eliminate all the hassle of cooking and cleaning at your event. We always deliver fast, high quality, locally sourced cuisine with absolutely no stress on you whatsoever. We’ll make sure you don’t lift a finger. While you’re off at your business meeting you can guarantee that your food will be served. No stress required. Dawn’s Kitchen Catering is the number one choice for wedding, luncheons, deliveries, and personal chefs in the Outer Banks area.