YsterEvent Catering

We use organic and sustainable ingredients when available. Fresh salads & vegetables made with organic greens, vegetables & fruits or free-range chicken, organic beef & all our seafood is fresh & local. And going green doesn’t stop with the food. We will provide you with organic local wines & beers for your bar. If needed we are able provide you with

bamboo dinnerware & recycled paper goods.

(2 pieces per person)


Locally caught shrimp
Shrimp Cocktail
Large shrimp w/spicy sauce
Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp
Large shrimp wrapped in apple wood bacon w/ BBQ sauce
Moroccan Shrimp Skewers
Large shrimp in Moroccan spiced marinade w/ pineapple on skewers
Crab Filled Shrimp + $1 pp
Currituck crab meat filled local large butterflied shrimp 

Raw Bar + $$ 

Oysters on half shell, clams, shrimp, crab claws on ice with sauces and lemon


Sushi Bar

(prices upon request, requires sushi chef)



Local Oysters (in season) +$1 pp.
Dawn’s Oyster Rockefeller +$2 pp.
Local salty oysters on half shell topped w/spinach & cream sauce
Local salty oysters Raw + $2 pp. on ½ shell with cocktail sauce

Currituck Crab

Mini Crab Cakes

Currituck Sound crab meat, herbs, spices dusted in panko w/ Louie sauce + $2 pp
Crab & Andouille Fritters
With Cajun Remoulade
Crab Salad + $2 pp
Currituck Sound crab meat, herbs, spices & creamy dressing on crostini


Seared Ahi Tuna Skewers
Cubes of locally caught Ahi tuna & cucumber on skewers w/
Thai sauce & wasabi
Mini Spicy Tuna Cakes
Freshly caught tuna, herbs, spices, panko bread crumbs & garnished with jalapeño slices
Mini Grilled Tuna Tacos + $1 pp.
Grilled locally caught southwestern seasoned tuna on mini corn tortillas w/ salsa & avocado

Ocean Scallops

Seared Scallops +2
Atlantic scallops grilled w/ apple wood bacon
Seared Ocean Scallops+2
Lightly seasoned seared scallops w/ pineapple relish


Chicken Breast
Moroccan Chicken Skewers
Chicken breast marinated in warm spices of Morocco on skewers
w/ pineapple
Southwestern Chicken Skewers
Chicken breast marinated with herb & seasonings
from south of the boarder skewered with avocado
Chicken Salad
Chicken breast, grapes, cran-raisins & pecans in filo cups
Spicy Buffalo Wings w/ celery & blue cheese
Duck Confit in filo cups with raspberry/balsamic reduction


Sliced Top Round +$2 pp. on crusty rolls w/ horseradish
Slice Med Rare Tenderloin +$2 pp.
filled w/feta & olive
Herbed Beef Tenderloin +3pp. w/ crusty rolls au jus & horseradish sauce
Meat Balls
Glazed Meat Balls on skewers
choose from Thai, tomato or Teriyaki glazes


Grilled Lamb Lollipops + $3 pp
Baby lamb chops frenched, lightly seasoned grilled med-rare
w/ balsamic/raspberry reduction
Mini Lamb Sliders +$1pp.
Ground lamb, onions, garlic, peppers grilled served on slider rolls w/ mint sauce


Caprese Skewers
mozzarella, grape tomato, basil & balsamic drizzle
Mushrooms Caps
filled with sausage & cheese, crab or spinach & feta
Mushroom & Shallot Filo Cups
Cascading Fruit Platter
W/ Seasonal Sliced Fruit
Bruschetta Trio
Italian salsa & garlic cheese, prosciutto, fig & blue cheese, tapenade & cheese
Antipasti Platter
sliced cured Italian meats, cheeses, olives & marinated vegetables
Caprese Skewers
mozzarella, tomato & basil


Boston Bibb Salad Boston bib, orange segments, red Onion, cherry tomato & citrus dressing
Arugula Salad spring greens watermelon cubes, seedless cucumber
sliced grape tomatoes, tangy goat cheese
seasoned & tossed in grape seed oil & lemon juice
Steak House Salad iceberg wedge, crispy bacon, chopped tomato, blue cheese dressing
Autumn Salad Mixed greens, endive, cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, shaved manchego
tossed with lemon juice and olive oil
Strawberry Salad Mixed greens, fresh sliced strawberries, goat cheese and sliced almonds
Bride’s Salad mixed baby greens, candied pecans, dried cranberries & raspberry vinaigrette
Classic Caesar w/ classic dressing, parmesan & croutons
Greek Salad w/ olives, feta & pepperoncini
Mixed Garden Salad w/ house made dressings
Pear Salad with blue cheese, pecans dressed in Balsamic
Heirloom Tomato Salad mixed greens, tomatoes, candied walnuts & champagne vinaigrette
Berry Salad fresh assorted berries, mixed greens berry vinaigrette
Watermelon & Bacon Salad juicy watermelon, mixed greens, crispy bacon, feta cheese & balsamic vinaigrette


Crab Cake Local crab, herbs spices, Louie sauce + $2 pp
Grouper Piccata w/ capers, butter & white wine
Grouper in Parchment w/ vegetables, wine & butter +$1pp.
Grouper Oreganata w/ bread crumbs &olio sauce
Coconut Crusted Fish w/ peach & pepper sauce
Will use the freshest local fish available
Shrimp Scampi
Local large shrimp sautéed with garlic, wine & butter
Served over linguini
Grilled Shrimp with lemon jam
Bowtie or Penne pasta, grilled local large shrimp, arugula,
herbs and lemon jam
Crab stuffed shrimp + $1 pp
Shrimp & Grits
Local shrimp, in a Cajun sauce with vegetables & NC country ham served over creamy NC grits
Low Country Boil + $5 pp
Peel & Eat Shrimp, Clams & Crab (in season) with
Smoked sausage, bliss potatoes
Coconut Shrimp local shrimp w/ peach & pepper sauce
Shrimp & Scallops Brandy Cream Sauce
Filet Mignon +3 pp
w/ merlot reduction & Louie Sauce
Prime Rib or New York Strip + $3 pp
Merlot reduction or raspberry/balsamic reduction
London Broil w/ merlot reduction
Skirt Steak w/ caramelized onion & wine sauce or chimmichurri
Mixed Grill fresh local fish, shrimp & scallops w/ fruit salsa
Stuffed Chicken Breast filled with spinach & fontina
Chicken Piccata w/ capers, butter & white wine
Chicken Marsala w/ mushrooms, butter & Marsala
Chicken Parmesan w/ marinara & mozzarella
Lemon Chicken tender breast lemon zest, herbs & spices
Veal Saltimbocca w/ prosciutto, spinach & mozzarella
Veal Piccata w/ capers, butter & white wine
Veal Marsala w/ mushrooms, butter & Marsala
Veal Outer Banks + $2 pp. w/ crab, sundried tomato & brandy cream sauce
NC Style BBQ w/ Cole slaw, baked beans & hushpuppies

Vegan and Vegetarian Options

Coconut Curry Quinoa Cakes (Vegan) 
Cakes sautéed served over bok choy & mushrooms dressed in Thai sauce                                                                                                                                   Portabella Stack (Vegan) 
Roasted portabella, red peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, cauliflower, onion, potato slices
Served on sautéed greens; dressed with balsamic drizzle                                                                                                                                            

Vegetable Lasagna (Vegetarian) Serves 
Pasta layered with roasted assorted vegetables, ricotta, parmesan & mozzarella cheeses & your choice of marinara or Alfredo sauces

Asian Vegetables & Rice Noodles (Vegan) 
Asian seasoned mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, green onions, bean sprouts, bok choy & tofu in a vegetable broth over rice noodles

Mediterranean Pasta (Vegan) 
With Roasted Red Peppers, spinach, olives, onions, garlic and almonds

Spaghetti Squash (Vegan) 
With roasted vegetables & marinara or olio (olive oil, garlic, parsley, oregano, sea salt & crushed red pepper flakes) sauces

Something not listed just ask!


Grilled Vegetables
Sauteed Vegetable Medley
Creamed Spinach
Green Beans
Steamed Asparagus w/ butter & lemon
Zucchini & Peppers
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Pasta Olio
Real Mashed Potatoes + (3 pp for bar) toppings include sour cream, bacon, chives, butter & cheddar
Baked Potato Bar + (3 pp for bar) toppings include bacon, cheddar, chives, sour cream, butter, etc.
Twice Bake Potatoes w/ chives, parsley, sour cream
Herbed Wild Rice
Rice Pilaf
Scalloped Potatoes

Dessert Table +6.95 pp
an array of assorted mini desserts choose 4
cream puffs, mini eclairs, mini mousse cups, mini raspberry trifles
mini fruit tarts, chocolate dipped strawberries, brownies

Ice Cream Sundae Station +8.95 pp
staff required
Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream
topping include: hot fudge, caramel, pecans in syrup, strawberries, pineapple, cherries, chocolate sprinkles & whip cream

Cheese Cake Bar 7.95 pp
individual cheese cakes with toppings choose 3:
strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, chocolate, caramel & cherry

Custom Menus Available

Pricing Guide
*Pricing subject to change

$29* pp
Plated**, Family Style** or Buffet
1 starter
1 platters, displays or salads
1 entrée
2 sides
rolls & butter

$39* pp
Buffet, Plated**, Family Style or Stations
2 starters
2 platters, displays or salads
2 entrees
2 sides
rolls & butter

$49* pp
Buffet, plated**, Family Style or Stations
4 starters
2 platters, displays or salads
2 entrees
2 sides
rolls & butter

$51.90* pp
Buffet, stations, passed
Hors d’ oeuvres’ Menu
8 starters
(2 seafood, 1 beef, 2 chicken, 3 vegetarian )

* pricing is based on a minimum of 25 guest

For Hatteras Island & 4×4 area north of Corolla
Additional travel fee
*Chef on site
Our own chef on site at your event to prepare and oversee your menu. Chef services + $300 per event
Chef’s assistant/carver $200

Our servers are available to attend to your guest needs. Professional servers either in beach casual or in black & white attire. $200 / per server per event (this is for approx. 4 hours, if the event requires additional time for set up and break down additional cost will be charged.

** Plated & Family Style dinners will incur additional cost due to number of guest and menu

We offer Drop-Off Service $129.00
Dawn’s Kitchen will provide the agreed upon menu, prepare & deliver the menu to your door buffet set-up is included. Hot items are presented in reusable foil & wire chafer with sterno, lighter, serving utensil & easy to follow set-up instructions. Cold items are presented in reusable black bowls/platters with clear lid & serving utensil.
surcharge for 4×4 area north of Corolla & Hatteras Island is $200.00

*Bar Service

Dawn’s Kitchen offers an extensive array of beer, wine,
and soft drink options including bar setup – tools,
coolers, chillers, mixers, ice and bar condiments. Bar
packages available from $6 per person.
Bartender @ $200 per available only with our fully catered events
and available with the following 4 hour bar packages:
Sodas/Beer/Wine $19.00 per person min of 100 guests
Coffee Service $2.00 per person min 100 guests
Traditional Toast $2.00 per person min 100 guests
please request price quote for smaller parties

*glassware not included

Our bartender will arrive and setup your bar (beer, wine & champagne can be supplied by Dawn’s Kitchen for an additional cost, bride/family would supply the spirits for mixed drinks) will bring ice, plastic cups,
lemon, lime & cherries.
$200/ per bartender for 4 hrs. bar service for each 50 guests for fully catered events

dinnerware, flatware & glassware rentals available

To Reserve Your Date
50% of the total bill due at contract signing deposit is 50% refundable if cancelled 6 months or more prior to event date; non-refundable if cancelled under 6 months. Event balance is due in full at least thirty (30) days prior to event. Serviced event, an 18% gratuity will be added to food sales before taxes. Prices and menu availability subject to change.


For event catering Outer Banks style or wedding catering & personal chef or in-home chef service we have a service that can be tailored to you & your guest. Needing wedding catering Outer Banks call Dawn today to reserve your special date. Planning a wedding, holiday party, or other large event, Dawn’s Kitchen Catering can handle all your food, service. Dawn’s kitchen caters NC Outer Banks weddings, delivering the best in cuisine, service & value. Dawn’s Kitchen is your source for catering Outer Banks weddings for locals & vacationers on the NC Outer Banks from north of Corolla in the 4×4 area south to Hatteras, NC. For your special event catering Outer Banks from Corolla to Hatteras call Dawn 252-491-2048. From set up to clean up you only need to relax and enjoy the party. For event catering Outer Banks style or wedding catering & Personal Chef or in-home chef service we have a service that can be tailored to you & your guest. Needing wedding catering Outer Banks call Dawn today to reserve your special date.
Have a Personal Chef In-Home Chef Services in your beach home to prepare & serve you & your guest delicious memories for them to take home. Your guest will be delighted that you are able to join in the fun and party with them, not tied to the kitchen. For event catering on the Outer Banks NC call Dawn, we will gladly cater your business luncheons & dinner meetings or if you desire a party Dawn uses only the freshest local produce, meats & seafood when catering NC Outer Banks. We insure the highest quality, most flavorful dishes available using locally caught seafood from our shore delivering to your door. Delivery is available from Grandy north to Corolla & 4×4 area then south to Nags Head & Hatteras.
When you call Dawn for event wedding catering on the Outer Banks you have the best in food & service with her personally overseeing all details. Call us for catering delicious memories… event catering. Event Catering, Wedding Catering & personal chef or in-home chef services are our speciality. Wedding Catering Outer Banks we will create a menu for your special day. Fresh & locally sourced seafood & produce is utilized in our dishes. Event & Wedding Catering fresh from our shore to your door. In-home chef services for a delicious meal prepared in your beach home Dawn will bring the provisions for the menu, prepare the meal she & her staff will serve you and your guest then leave your kitchen and dining area as we found it. Wedding Catering can be fully catered events, In Home Chef, drop-off or pick-up service. Event Catering can be fully catered events, In-home Chef, drop-of or pick-up serve. Catering Outer Banks style steamer pots are delicious & fun. Catering from 4×4 area north of Corolla to Hatteras. Birthday or Anniversary catering Outer Banks call Dawn today to reserve your special date.