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Mildred Council News & Bio


Name:Mildred Council
Hometown:Chapel Hill, NC
Born:April 11, 1929
Died:May 20, 2018
Notes:Chef, Founder of Mama Dip's Restaurant

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...

Walking, singing through Chapel Hill in memory of 'Mama Dip'
Mildred Council, better known as "Mama Dip," gained a national reputation for her Southern cooking from a homey kitchen on West Rosemary Street. She passed...

Remembering Mildred Council
Mildred Council wasn’t supposed to surprise anyone. She was down-home. She was hard-working. She could cook good country food. She was an African-American woman born...

'Mama Dip' is remembered for helping the community. That community is returning the kindness.
A memorial walk will be held Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill to honor Mildred Council, the owner of Mama Dip's Kitchen who died Sunday. The...

Granddaughter continues 'Mama Dip's' sweet NC legacy
One of Tonya Council’s earliest memories involving food is spending time in the kitchen "watching my grandmother prepare breakfast.” Her grandmother is Mildred Council –...



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