Chef Biography

Dawn Sieber graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in psychology and then attended the Baltimore International Culinary Arts Institute, where she graduated first in her class with a dual degree.  Shortly thereafter, she opened and operated The Red Star, a 40-seat bistro in historic Baltimore.

In 1988, the Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada, Florida completed a $30 million renovation and brought Chef Sieber down as executive sous chef.  The Cheeca was built as the Olney Inn in 1946 and its first guest was President Harry Truman.  As the owners changed from the heirs of the  A & P grocery chain to Coca-Cola magnate Carl Navarre, the celebrity guests continued to flock to the resort, including President George H.W. Bush, who founded the Bonefish Tournament for charities.  In 1993, the Great Chefs television team was there to film the tournament for their Outdoor Cooking PBS special, and at the same time, film Executive Chef Dawn Sieber for the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs – Great Cities series.

Seven years later, she left for one year to be the executive chef of a Rosewood Resort in Vieques, Puerto Rico, only to return to Islamorada in 2001 as executive chef and operating partner of the Kaiyo Grill. In 2008 she moved to Jacksonville, Florida to pursue her Master of Arts degree and she now teaches. 


Stone Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Remoulade

Serving: 4 Print Stone Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Remoulade By Great Chefs November 19, 2015 Crisp crab cakes, lightly spiced with mustard, herbs, Old Bay seasoning, and key lime juice, are paired with roasted red pepper remoulade and dressed baby greens. It is important to keep the crab meat cold while you are working; […]

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