Chef/Owner, Dawn's Kitchen
Dawn Williams was raised in Wilmington, NC, where her family’s businesses were restaurants and charter fishing boats. By working in her family restaurants, she learned the restaurant business from the ground up and is completely self-taught.
With a passion for cooking, Dawn and her husband, Sonny, opened a restaurant of their own on the inter-coastal waterway and then in the late 1980’s the couple moved to the Outer Banks, where Dawn catered and did in-home chef services into the early 1990’s. She was food and beverage manager for Duck Woods Country Club, then left there to help her husband with his growing real estate business, but the restaurant business remained her passion. In the late 1990’s, Dawn and Sonny opened Lodivichie’s Italian restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, NC, where she was Executive Chef and managing partner. Dawn won praise and awards and a tremendous local following for her unique and authentic Italian cuisine. She has won Taster’s Choice award at the Outer Banks Chowder Cook-off for her shrimp & corn chowder, and last year won 3rd place People’s Choice in the Duck & Wine Festival.
Dawn is now chef and creator of Dawn’s Kitchen in Powell’s Point. She work’s from this quaint location to provide lunch and dinner daily for patrons, and catering weddings and events all over the Outer Banks. Dawn also provides to vacationers, In-home Chef services from the 4×4 area north of Corolla, all the way south to Hatteras.