Chef Dawn Tyson Cooking Up A Soulful Success | The Network Journal11 Nov 2013, Posted by Community News in
It was her grandmother’s kitchen that Chef Dawn Tyson first fell in love with the art of cooking. Watching her grandmother sparked an interest that has today grown into a successful business for Tyson, who began her professional culinary career with the launch A Little Place Called Siam in Baltimore where she ran the kitchen. Her career took a detour when she returned to New York and worked as a publicist for BMG/RCA records in 1996. But she didn’t completely give up on her culinary dreams – she started catering and baking for artists, executives and co-workers, ultimately launching her own catering company Dawn’s Dish.
The business grew and eventually she opened up a storefront café. But after working overtime – 80 hours per week – she needed a break. She took a position as a coordinator at the Culinary Institute of American (CIA).