In 2006, Chef Dawn opened A NEW DAWN personal chef service to bring home-cooking back into Chicagoland homes. A NEW DAWN has provided catering, personal chef services, and cooking instruction to many clients in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to rave reviews. She has since spent time as the Culinary Director for Whole Foods Market-Northbrook teaching cooking classes and, most recently, lent her pasta-making expertise to one of Chicago's hottest new restaurants, Balena.
In the summer of 2011, Chef Dawn lived and worked in Italy in the small town of Colle Val d'Elsa in the region of Tuscany. She spent several months working at the rustic Slowfood restaurant, Officina della Cucina Popolare, learning the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Following her stage at Officina, she traveled and tasted her way around Italy with stops in many regions including Umbria, Veneto, Piedmont, and Lazio. She is eager to share all that she learned about authentic Italian cooking, wine and lifestyle with you.
Chef Dawn's broad expertise includes Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian cuisine and heart healthy, gluten-free, and vegetarian lifestyles. Her simple, straightforward teaching approach takes the fear and intimidation out of the kitchen by breaking down cooking to its fundamentals and making it fun and informative for students of all skill levels. Chef Dawn is committed to using only the finest, freshest, seasonal ingredients, preparing each dish with care and a true passion for food, and creating a delicious and memorable dining experience for each and every client.
A NEW DAWN
Cooking School and Personal Chef Service