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Monica R. · Getting married on 05/12/2022
Dawn's Kitchen was the Best
First off, the food was absolutely delicious! Dawn worked with us on a drop and go dinner for our daughter's pandemic beach wedding. Dawn was easy to work with, and the menu options were varied and interesting. We really appreciated her attention to health and safety protocols with set up, especially with a high risk person in our party.Sent on 01/04/2021
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you Monica,
Stef O. · Married on 11/07/2020
10 out of 10!!
My fiancé and I got engaged in January of 2019 and had been planning our October 2020 wedding for over a year when COVID 19 hit. We decided in June, with 127 days to go until our wedding date, to change our plans entirely to best accommodate the safety of our guests. Needless to say, I was a bit overwhelmed. You really have to trust in reviews when planning a wedding from 270 miles away with no time to allow for trials or tastings and Dawn’s reviews truly speak to the execution of her end result, we could not have been happier. Every time we had a question throughout the planning process, Dawn was prompt with a reply and always super quick to update our pricing. The menu options were extensive, and it was hard to narrow it down, the options for cocktail hour make me wish I had a larger wedding just so we could have tried more! I loved the chicken salad phyllo cups, and everybody raved about the crab cakes (I don’t eat seafood but even I almost had to try them, they smelled amazing). She even set aside a sampling of hor d’oeuvres for my husband and I so we didn’t miss out during our photos! Our dinner was incredible, we opted for a chicken and a filet mignon option. Every guest that had the steak told me it was the best steak they’d ever had; it could literally be cut with a butter knife. On top of the food being amazing, Dawn’s staff was exceptional. We had one bartender for 40 guests and he would remember everyone’s drink of choice and have it ready for them as they were walking to the bar. We had a couple of special bottles of wine for the bridal party and he was also on top of that. He was also overall just a funny, personable person. The service staff were also excellent, I feel like I hardly ever saw them, but everything was served and cleaned up super promptly. I would hire Dawn’s again for an event without a second thought and we are super appreciative of how helpful her and her team were!Sent on 10/27/2020
Katherine · Married on 07/04/2019
Dawn was phenomenal. Food was plentiful and absolutely scrumptious. Moist chicken - scallops cooked to perfection - seared tuna - perfect. 5 stars - on time - on a holiday - food was best I've ever had at a wedding. Incredible for 30 people!Sent on 07/07/2019
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you for the lovely review. It was our pleasure to cater your wedding reception. Wishing you a long and happy marriage.
Rachel · Married on 12/01/2018
Dawn catered our wedding, and the food was outstanding! She was very accommodating and professional. She helped us create a menu for our wedding reception, and worked with our budget. She made sure that the bridal party didn't miss out on the cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres, as she saved a plate of everything just for us (the mini crabcakes were my favorite!!). She also packed up to-go containers just for my groom and I incase we got hungry after the reception. We highly recommend Dawn and her team for your catering needs.Sent on 12/16/2018
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you for allowing us to cater your reception, Rachel, I wish you both a long and happy marriage.
Eric · Married on 06/28/2018
Absolutely the best food ever at a wedding!!!!Sent on 07/02/2018
Deiah · Married on 06/16/2018
Dawn's Kitchen is the absolute best in the area. Highly recommend. Very personable, and she and her staff went above and beyond for our group!Sent on 06/21/2018
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you, for your review. Hoping to see you all on your next visit.
Chelsea · Married on 05/25/2018
I had the pleasure of working with Dawn and her team for Katie & Mark's Outer Banks wedding. I was the wedding day coordinator. Dawn and her team made the catering seamless. The food was the best I have ever had, and I have planned a lot of weddings. Dawn was available and incredibly responsive, which was very helpful for me. I would highly recommend Dawn for your catering needs in the Outer Banks!Sent on 05/29/2018
Katie · Married on 05/25/2018
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!Sent on 06/11/2018
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!
Kathy · Married on 05/18/2018
Dawn of Dawn's Kitchen was outstanding on every level. She was great to brainstorm with on the menu selections and came up with winning breakfast and dinners for the wedding at The Chesapeake. Given weather conditions we had to change the venue and layout and Dawn was extremely accommodating, flexible and creative so the event experience was not compromised. Not only was her food amazing, Dawn's attention to detail and service was excellent and the kitchen's were spotless after each event. It is clear her passion is making amazing meals and thrives on providing the ultimate epicurean experience.Sent on 06/07/2018
Beth · Married on 05/04/2018
Dawn and her team recently catered our intimate wedding for 25 at our rental home and they were fabulous! Leading up to the event Dawn was easy to work with and patient with all of our last minute changes. They were professional, they took great care of us and our guests, and left everything In our rental home spotless. The food was delicious and we had no complaints. Due to other's recommendations we ordered cinnamon rolls and chocolate croissants for the next morning and we're so glad we did, they were amazing! You will not be disappointed!Sent on 06/11/2018
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you for your kind words. Please contact us if you come for vacation and need any catering. Have a long and happy marriage.
Tammy · Married on 09/29/2017
Dawn was super!! So nice and friendly and very helpful with ALL my questions not just about food. The service was prompt and set up beautifully!! The food.... absolutely DELICIOUS! Thank you so much DAWN and Co!Sent on 10/13/2017
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you for your kind words and review. Blessings to you both for a long and happy marriage.
Carmela · Married on 09/23/2017
From the initial tasting through the implementation of the event, Dawn and her team were wonderful to work with! Dawn is so personable and truly cares about making your event just perfect. The food is AMAZING and the presentation is professional and inviting. I would absolutely use Dawn's Kitchen again and very highly recommend them!Sent on 10/16/2017
Sierra · Married on 09/16/2017
Dawn's Kitchen is AMAZING! Dawn is extremely personable and made sure that she was going above and beyond for my wedding. She cares about presentation and her recipes are absolutely delicious. The crabcake appetizer was to die for. I would recommend Dawn's Kitchen and her wonderful staff for anyone's wedding or special event!Sent on 10/12/2017
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you for your kind words. Blessings to you both for a long and happy marriage.
Michael · Married on 09/13/2017
Dawn did an amazing job. I am a Chef and the overall experience was as if I cooked it myself!! Thank you for a memorable evening!!Sent on 10/16/2017
Mike and Kristin
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you for allowing us to share in your celebration. We wish you a long and happy marriage.
Alexis · Married on 09/02/2017
Dawn and her team are AMAZING!!! Dawn helped work with our budget to create the perfect menu for our wedding weekend. If you have any ideas that you wish to come true Dawn can make it happen and make sure you don't break the bank. She gives you choices and price points so you can decide what works best for you. Feeding everyone at a wedding is expensive. Dawn helped out with Bar options (she brought a certain number of beer and wine, with chasers, and limes/lemons) we brought the liquor and extra wine/beer that we may have needed. She is really a great person to work with and gets back to you in a timely manner. Dawn also did a family tasting for us on a couple of items when we were down in the outer banks for vacation. She cooked for our rehearsal dinner which was a LUAU theme with BBQ, mac n cheese, ribs, salad etc.. everyone was raving over how delicious all the food was! The mac n cheese AHHHMAZING and the ribs fell right off the bone and were so flavorful. Our wedding day was stations and we had a pizza oven, kabobs, sliders, pasta and everyone was raving about the food even the cheesecake bar was a huge hit! Everything Dawn cooked was delicious and loved by all. Our wedding day brunch was omelet station with bagels, fruit, bacon.. such an amazing team and cant wait to come back and use dawn for family dinners in the outer banks. Dawn and her team cleaned up every time and left the place as if they were never there. She is truly the most kind, creative, thoughtful person to work with and I am so lucky that she was available and had her be apart of our special moments. I would recommend Dawn 100000 times to anyone because you know you will get the best service with her and her team. They were all so great to work with and deal with a couple of the crazies haha :) Great Job to Dawn and her team! Thank you for everything you did for us and we will see you soon!Sent on 09/12/2017
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you Alexis for your wonderful review, here's to a long and happy marriage for you and Jay. Our love to your Mom Barbie, looking forward to seeing you soon.
Cathy · Married on 08/16/2017
It was a wonderful experience. .the food ..awesome. .everyone enjoyed themselves. ..didn't have to worry about a thing. .very professional. .Sent on 10/19/2017
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you for your kind words and allowing us to share in your celebration.
Alison · Married on 07/09/2017
Great food and staff!! They made our day special and stress free and even accommodated for a food allergy!! The presentation of the food and the table set up was perfect and they left everything spotless and clean before they left! I would highly recommend for your special event!Sent on 07/19/2017
Jordan · Married on 05/26/2017
Dawn was amazing to work with. Very professional and friendly and had a lot of helpful suggestions. On top of that the food and the staff were out of this world and am still getting compliments on everything. I would highly recommend Dawn & her staff they made my wedding perfect!Sent on 06/01/2017
Kim · Married on 05/06/2017
Dawn you made our daughter's Wedding an unforgettable experience. Every dish was exquistly prepared and you and your team made everyone of our guest feel like they were as important as the bride and groom and you attention to every detail. I can't say enough...you took what was an increadably stressfull time for me and made it the most wonderful day. You and your crew are Awsome.Sent on 10/11/2017
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure.
Sophie · Married on 05/05/2017
I used Dawn's Kitchen for our wedding on May 5th in Corolla NC and the whole experience with her was fabulous! We scheduled a tasting prior to choosing her services, my parents and (now) husband :) came as well. Dawn was SO welcoming for the tasting. She had cute place settings set up for each of us and we got to taste every single item we were interested in. I figured we would be tasting a little here and there, but she made sure that everything we wanted we were able to taste. She was very responsive leading up to the wedding.Sent on 05/10/2017
Now to the wedding day. The food was SO delicious. Our guests all said the food was amazing and I literally have no complaints. She was even willing to accommodate different cooking times for the steak because we had a few people who preferred well done and wanted to make sure they had options. She was also able to accommodate a couple of special dietary restrictions which was great! They were on time to set up, and everything went very smoothly. I would recommend Dawn's Kitchen, between the delicious food quality and awesome service you will not be disappointed!
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you and blessings for a long and happy marriage.
Stephanie · Married on 10/01/2016
Dawn was a pleasure to work with. My son had a small wedding on the beach and I wanted dinner catered at the house after the ceremony. She was easy to work with and was right on time with the food The food was great, everyone kept commenting how delicious everything was. I was very pleased with the Quality Of Service, Responsiveness, Professionalism, Value and Flexibility. I would recommend her services.Sent on 10/21/2017
Annette · Married on 09/12/2016
I live in Georgia. I had to get my information from the website, phone, and email. Dawn"s Kitchen responded promptly to every question and was very friendly. During the rehearsal dinner the wedding planner told me that Dawn's food was delicious and that I would be very happy. We had a salad, a fruit platter, low country boil which consisted of clams, crab, shrimp,and cheesecake for dessert. One of my guests said it was the best cheesecake they had ever eaten. I advise letting Dawn"s staff serve the food. The food is so good that people were piling it on their plates. Thank you Dawn for a wonderful rehearsal dinner.Sent on 09/17/2016
Mark · Married on 09/10/2016
We're giving Dawn's Kitchen a 5-star review because its well deserved! We originally had planned for Dawn's to cater our reception (Pine Island Lodge, Corolla, NC) but decided to also have them cater a Southern BBQ the night prior to the wedding. From our initial contact, Dawn's was very responsive which was important since we were planning the wedding from New York. When we decided to visit NC for a tasting, they worked around our travel schedule. Every time we had a question (there were many) we always got quick detailed answers. Anytime we changed our menu, there was no hesitations to accommodate what we wanted. On the day of the first event, Dawn's showed up on time and immediately put our nervousness about how things would go to rest - the staff was helpful and polite and took charge of the event, and our only order was to enjoy the event and have a great time. The Southern BBQ was delicious, the wait staff not only served but cleared plates as people were done, kept our drinks flowing, and at the end of the night left the venue spotless. For our reception the following day, Dawn's was again on time, organized and in control of the situation -and after the great experience from the night before, we were confident that the reception catering would go off without a hitch. Our appetizers were continually being served by their staff (again extremely polite and friendly), and were amazing - I would have been happy just to have eaten the lobster rolls all night. The salads were served right on schedule and the staff was patient while we listened to many toasts before they could serve the main course. The crab cakes were amazing and the quinoa cakes were even better. Since we had vegetarians and guests with gluten allergies we requested some special menu items - and not only were they sufficient for the special diets, but all the other guests raved about them as well. Overall, we couldn't be happier with the planning, quality, professionalism and value of Dawn's!Sent on 09/26/2016
Lauren · Married on 05/15/2016
Dawn's Kitchen provided the catering & bartending services for our wedding on May 15, 2016. Dawn was so responsive and accommodating from day one. I briefly gave Dawn our vision for our wedding day and she delivered during our tasting. I was so impressed how she really blended the different tastes we were going for. Throughout the planning process she was always on top of her game and extremely detailed and since we didn't have a planner/coordinator that was so helpful! Dawn also really knows the OBX well and had catered at our venue previously (Nags Head Woods Bay Watch). On our wedding day the food was so delicious - our guests are still raving about it. Dawn's staff are all so professional and went above and beyond. We couldn't be happier and would definitely use her chef services in the future.Sent on 05/23/2016
Brittany · Married on 05/14/2016
Dawn was absolutely wonderful! She was extremely responsive and went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was perfect! She even went out of her way to pick up our alcohol and ice it before the ceremony. Everyone at our wedding raved about he food! I HIGHLY recommend her and her team. We also used her for the bridal luncheon and WOW! She did not disappoint! She works wonders. Thanks Dawn so very much!Sent on 05/27/2016
Dawn's Kitchen's reply:Thank you Brittany for your review. Have a long and happy marriage.