Committed to creating lasting memories for you & your guests, through unforgettable cuisine & impeccable service..

Dawn’s Kitchen is recognized as one of the best caterers in the Outer Banks.

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  •   I had an emergency catering service needed within 24 hours.  Chef Dawn came up with a full menu within a couple of hours for me to look over.  She was extremely helpful, patient, and so friendly.  I definitely will recommend her to others.  Thank you so much Chef Dawn for your help!

    thumb P C.
    11/15/2018
  •   Just had my wedding with Dawns Kitchen as the catering company and my husband and I couldn't be happier with the food and services. Every guest complimented the food with almost no left overs. Dawn was patient and always kind when we spoke on the phone. If anyone wants a great company this is the one! Also, the best customer service !

    thumb Jasmine L.
    10/01/2018
  •   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.

    thumb Monica S.
    7/30/2018
  •   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.

    thumb Monica A.
    8/17/2017
  •   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 -

    thumb Ronnie B.
    6/12/2017
  •   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

    thumb Mike S.
    5/19/2017
  •   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!!!

    thumb Terence S.
    3/25/2017
  •   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.

    thumb Cindy L.
    10/01/2016
  •   Chef Dawn and her team catered a birthday celebration dinner for our extended family -- all 18 of us -- during our stay in Corolla and it was tremendously good. She and her team took care of everything from set up to clean up and put out a delicious surf and turf meal we will never forget. The skirt steak with chimichurri sauce was perfectly tender. The steamer basket with shrimp, clams, and snow crab was tasty and we loved how Chef Dawn helped make sure got every morsel of crab out of the snow crab legs. She did such a great job teaching us that the next day the kids devoured the leftover snow crab legs for lunch and did all the work themselves.

    thumb Meredith M.
    8/24/2016
  •   Dawn's Kitchen catered my daughter's beach wedding in Corrolla, NC on 9/6/15.  The catering team to include Dawn and her husband showed up like ninja, inconspicuously prepared the food presentation in our rented cottage where we had the reception/party.  They moved the food to the tent with professionalism and expertise.  The food was not only delicious but it was beautifully displayed with their staff serving with smiles and kindness.  Dawn even came up to me (the mother of the bride) to ask if she could make me a plate.  Very personal yet professional service!  I would not even look at any other catering service - you will be beyond pleased!!!  We could not have asked for a better caterer!  thank you for your care and delicious food!!

    thumb Therese S.
    9/16/2015

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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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Creating Delicious Memories

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.

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