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Welcome,

Dawn Farley
By: Durinda Haukap
Date: July 15, 2021

Avamere welcomes Dawn Farley as our Avamere Living Corporate Executive Chef. Dawn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Avamere. She will be responsible for enhancing the company’s culinary standards and bringing cohesiveness to our current operations.

Dawn is currently focused on:

–Developing Practical Cookery Training Modules for the Avamere Culinary Institute
–Transforming our outdated institutionalized food preparation methods to freshly produced meals cooked from scratch
–Implementing new patient dining experiences and menus

About Dawn Farley
Growing up in Ireland, Dawn was intrigued by cooking and how central food was to life. She began working for Jimmy Kilbride, one of the founding lecturers in Dublin College of Catering, who introduced her to a variety of cuisine from around the world and their cultures.

After receiving her culinary degree, Dawn threw on her backpack and traveled the countryside cooking in great restaurants and hotels, golf opens, and music festivals while learning more about the local food scene.

Looking for a new adventure and greater experience, Dawn decided to travel to America in the summer of 1994. She landed in Atlantic City before settling in Houston, Texas. Dawn worked in fine dining establishments such as the renowned Brownstown, Houston, Texas.

Missing her family and looking for continued professional growth, Dawn, in 1999, decided it was time to good back home. Working at the renowned La Primavera and the Newbridge Silverware provided her menu autonomy and direction for the vision of both restaurants.

Yearning to expand her career further, Dawn decided it was time to open her own restaurant. An opportunity arose to operate at Russborough House, Wicklow, (pictured below, the Downton Abbey equivalent at Highclere Castle). Here, she developed the Kitchen Garden Café, a cookery school which hosted seasonal events.

In 2013, Dawn returned to the states to be closer to her husband’s family. They fell in love with the Portland food scene culture. Dawn landed at Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub. Working in the area was like a little slice of Ireland in the heart of Portland. Kells was already on the global culinary map, and it was exciting to further their vision and success during her five-year tenure.

Dawn believes in getting the absolute best from her culinary team by nurturing their passion for food while ensuring they have skills to execute menu items and inspiring their confidence through training, establishing standards, encouraging growth, all in a safe and inclusive environment.

Dawn is looking forward to elevating Avamere’s culinary standards by offering greater and varied dining experiences that will compliment and add her twist to menu innovation.


Welcome, Dawn Farley

By: Durinda Haukap
Date: July 15, 2021


Avamere welcomes Dawn Farley as our Avamere Living Corporate Executive Chef. Dawn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Avamere. She will be responsible for enhancing the company’s culinary standards and bringing cohesiveness to our current operations.

Dawn is currently focused on:

–Developing Practical Cookery Training Modules for the Avamere Culinary Institute
–Transforming our outdated institutionalized food preparation methods to freshly produced meals cooked from scratch
–Implementing new patient dining experiences and menus

About Dawn Farley
Growing up in Ireland, Dawn was intrigued by cooking and how central food was to life. She began working for Jimmy Kilbride, one of the founding lecturers in Dublin College of Catering, who introduced her to a variety of cuisine from around the world and their cultures.

After receiving her culinary degree, Dawn threw on her backpack and traveled the countryside cooking in great restaurants and hotels, golf opens, and music festivals while learning more about the local food scene.

Looking for a new adventure and greater experience, Dawn decided to travel to America in the summer of 1994. She landed in Atlantic City before settling in Houston, Texas. Dawn worked in fine dining establishments such as the renowned Brownstown, Houston, Texas.

Missing her family and looking for continued professional growth, Dawn, in 1999, decided it was time to good back home. Working at the renowned La Primavera and the Newbridge Silverware provided her menu autonomy and direction for the vision of both restaurants.

Yearning to expand her career further, Dawn decided it was time to open her own restaurant. An opportunity arose to operate at Russborough House, Wicklow, (pictured below, the Downton Abbey equivalent at Highclere Castle). Here, she developed the Kitchen Garden Café, a cookery school which hosted seasonal events.

In 2013, Dawn returned to the states to be closer to her husband’s family. They fell in love with the Portland food scene culture. Dawn landed at Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub. Working in the area was like a little slice of Ireland in the heart of Portland. Kells was already on the global culinary map, and it was exciting to further their vision and success during her five-year tenure.

Dawn believes in getting the absolute best from her culinary team by nurturing their passion for food while ensuring they have skills to execute menu items and inspiring their confidence through training, establishing standards, encouraging growth, all in a safe and inclusive environment.

Dawn is looking forward to elevating Avamere’s culinary standards by offering greater and varied dining experiences that will compliment and add her twist to menu innovation.

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© 2019 Avamere Family of Companies