About Chef Dawn


Chef Dawn Buccholz

Chef Dawn Buchholz

Chef/Owner Dining In By Dawn Personal Chef Service

As a Personal Chef and Holistic Nutrition Specialist I proudly serve the East Bay with customized menus for people who can’t or don’t cook for themselves, specializing in special diets: gluten-free, low-sodium, heart-healthy, paleo, CKD and Diabetes and ICC Nutrition during and after cancer treatment.  I also provide Nutritional Coaching and Healthy Living Makeovers for clients wishing to optimize their health and well-being through positive dietary changes.

I cook for seniors who need nutritious meals prepared in their home, anyone who may be on restricted diets for health reasons and for busy families and singles with little time to shop or prepare meals.  Ask me to create a fantastic Dinner for Six so you can relax and enjoy entertaining your friends….or maybe it’s just a special romantic dinner for two!

Here is what some of them have said about my services.

Check me out in Personal Chef Magazine.

2014 Graduate of the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts – AOS Holistic Healing/Transformational Psychology.  2006 graduate Culinary Business Academy and a proud member of the United States Personal Chef Association serving families in Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Walnut Creek since 2006.

I invite you to visit my collaborative web site www.cookingwithconvectionsteam.com (long name but truly definitive).  As a long time professional chef demonstrator for Sub-Zero/Wolf and a daily user of the countertop Cuisinart product, I am proud to be part of the Steam Team sharing great posts about the nutritional benefit, ease, and fun of cooking with convection steam…the microwave of the future!

Let me show you how you can save time and money and make the best choices available for optimal wellness!

Dining in by Dawn!



Member United States Personal Chef Association