When I first started going to Disneyland shortly after the park opened in 1955, the most advanced high-tech item you could buy was an authentic Davy Crockett coonskin cap. You wore it proudly and recorded your visit (in black and white) with your trusty Brownie Sure...
Oceania Insignia: A Foodie’s Delight By Candyce H. Stapen Deciding whether to order a second lobster and filet mignon sandwich for lunch proved an almost daily dilemma for me onboard Oceania Cruises Insignia. Lucky enough to be the guest of my friend Barbara and...
Tiny North Carolina Town Has America’s Largest Bird Park By Fred J. Eckert One of the most delightful and distinctive visitor attractions in the United States is a place you’ve probably never heard of located in a tiny North Carolina town of which...
Enjoying our first dinner during a visit to Sicily, we turned to our guide and told him the meal was excellent. This being Sicily, his reply was not surprising. “You can steal my money, but don’t touch my food,” Alessio remarked. Then he added,...
Vacationers seeking a double thrill enjoy an exciting whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River followed by a zip-line ride over the canyon through which the rapids race. Eating rather than excitement is the goal of folks in North Carolina, while visitors to a...
Most of us think grilling when we think summer. Parties at home usually center around the grill — burgers, brats, barbecued chicken or steak. Raising cattle on our family farm meant our freezer was full of high-quality beef just waiting to be grilled. How...
Fantastic from start to finish! Dawn was easy to work with prior to our visit with meal planning, payment, etc. The meal was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. She, truly, made our last night of vacation perfect!!read more
We had an amazing dinner with Chef Dawn. She prepared meals for 6 children and 8 adults at our house in the Outer Banks. It was a relaxing and delicious experience for all of us. It felt like such a treat not to have to worry about cooking ourselves. The food was beyond expectations!read more
Dawn & her team cooked an amazing dinner at the house for our entire family--she gracefully accommodated vegetarians and meat-eaters and the service was incredible. What a relaxing and tasty experience! Would highly recommend.read more
Dawn, Kathy and Jenna catered our Grandma's 80th birthday dinner while we stayed in OBX. Wowza! I'll let the pictures speak for how good the food looked and trust me, it tasted even better. 10/10 would recommend for any type of catering.read more
Outstanding chef and team! Dawn catered a birthday dinner party for 10 during our stay in the OBX. Everything was outstanding. Dawn helped us plan a custom menu based on our preferences. Everything was fresh and seasonal. The crab cakes were voted best we had all week. The surf and turf was delicious, with the beef tenderloin grilled to perfection. The birthday girl was still talking about the dinner the next day.
Dawn and her team handled everything from set up to clean up, leaving our kitchen in sparkling condition. We would definitely hire Dawn and her team again.read more
Simply a remarkable experience. We had Dawn cater a meal for us two years ago. I never sat down to write a review and when a friend told me they were headed to the outer banks I had to look up Dawn's again. The service was great, the food was unique and delicious, and Dawn was super attentive herself to the experience. If we head back to the outer banks, we will definitely be using her catering service again.read more
Working with Dawn was such a positive experience...she was so helpful helping us decide what we could do working with a tight budget. Dawn is very personable and very professional. Her staff did a great job as well. The food was excellent and plenty. I highly recommend Dawn's Kitchen!read more
We worked with Dawn's Kitchen Catering for personal chef service for our family vacation. The entire team was great, and having all our meals prepared for the family ensured that nobody was working overtime during their vacation going to the grocery, prepping, serving and cleaning. We will certainly be working with Dawn and her staff again in the future for our family trips. Thanks so much for making this such a successful trip for all of us!read more
We planned our wedding at the Mark Twain House (5/25/18) from our home in Connecticut. I was very hesitant and found it somewhat nerve-racking to book a caterer without ever having a tasting. I reached out to about 5 different caterers before deciding to go with Dawn. Dawn was extremely fast responding to my emails and she was able to make me feel at ease with booking her for our wedding. I emailed Dawn with MANY questions and she was able to help with not only our food questions, but also some questions we had about the Mark Twain House. She was very flexible (we had a few last minute changes) and accommodating. Dawn’s team showed up and I honestly didn’t even know they were there. Extremely professional team she has. Wedding food in my opinion is never spectacular, but Dawn’s Kitchen was on another level. Everything was delicious and all of our guests commented on the food! The next day we all wished we had more!
We also booked Dawn for our post-wedding breakfast, which she left with us the night of the wedding. The next morning we just needed to heat a few things up. Breakfast was also delicious and everyone was raving about the french toast!
Dawn and her team are top notch, we can’t thank them enough for their service!read more
Amazing dinner from start to finish. Dawn and her team catered a 50th birthday party for our family of 12. Crabcake and shrimp appetizers, surf and turf dinner, and chocolate birthday cake! Absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this cater company to everyone! Hope to be lucky enough to use them again in the future.read more
We used Dawn's Catering for our wedding in Nags Head and service was amazing! The staff immediately jumped in and helped put it decorations when we were scrambling after the rain. They made my husband and I our own plates to ensure we ate dinner and the food of course was amazing. Thank you Dawn, Sonny & staff!read more
Dawn gave us extra special service on our wedding day. The food was delicious and they did a spectacular job setting up the tables and decorations around the pool with little guidance from me. She kept the flow of our reception going and made sure we were on track with our timeline. I just wish I'd had more time when they arrived to ensure I gave full instructions beforehand since I forgot to tell them we also had red wine to serve! Bride Brain!read more
We were fortunate enough to be invited to a 'Pop Up Dinner' catered by Dawn's Kitchen and it was absolutely fantastic. It consisted of 7 courses with paired wines. Dawn & Sonny were very gracious and informative. The setting was in a beautiful, oceanfront house on a perfect evening! The presentation was fabulous and the fare was amazing!!! I personally enjoyed every single course and had a tough time finishing only because of how full I was... but I wasn't going to miss a bite :) We hope to do it again!read more