Mildred Council News & Bio
Family ownership of businesses in Chapel Hill span decades, generations
|Hometown:||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Born:||April 11, 1929|
|Died:||May 20, 2018|
|Notes:||Chef, Founder of Mama Dip's Restaurant|
Maurice Julian opened a men’s clothing store on Franklin Street in 1942. More than 80 years later, Julian's grandson Bart carries on his namesake and...Sun Oct 15, 2023
Mama Dip's Legacy Lives on Through Her Daughters and Granddaughters
Mildred Council may have been known to the world by her childhood nickname, Dip (inspired by her long arms), but her reach has been much...Fri Mar 31, 2023
Five BIPOC-owned restaurants that have defined the Chapel Hill dining scene
The granddaughter of an enslaved person, Mildred Council had been working in the food industry for decades when Chapel Hill’s first Black real estate agent...
Tue Nov 1, 2022
How Tonya Council, Mildred 'Mama Dip' Council's Granddaughter, Started a Southern Food Empire
When Tonya Council was growing up in Chapel Hill, she went to her grandmother’s restaurant every day after school. Her grandmother, Mildred Council a.k.a. Mama...
Fri Aug 27, 2021
Southern chef Mama Dip, civil rights leader Harold Foster honored in Chapel Hill
Mildred Council opened for breakfast in 1976, a moment that would spark a legacy in Southern food. Over the next four decades, her restaurant Mama...
Mon Jun 10, 2019