Dana Kippel was raised outside of New York City and grew up around diners that were open late. She started watching the Food Network in 2003 and fell in love with Rachel Ray, Guy Fieri and Emeril Lagasee. Dana started working in the restaurant industry in her late teens and early twenties and learned a lot throughout that process. She quickly realized that focusing on customer service and treating your employees with respect are keys to success and plans to emulate that philosophy at Nocturnal Eats.
After relocating to Florida in 2011 Dana quickly noticed there were not many late night options available.
Dana worked late hours, her mind continually racing and she often wanted a delicious, late-night meal while watching a movie. After losing her aunt to suicide in February 2018 and suffering with mental health issues herself as a teen, Dana experienced a reality check. Why was she waiting for someone else in the area to fulfill a need and service that she could resolve herself? Ideas started flowing and she gained the momentum to achieve her dream of launching a late-night food delivery service and becoming a small business owner. Dana’s goal is to put her own spin on tasty dishes that are delivered right to your door. Her ultimate goal is to take the concept of Nocturnal Eats nationwide - satisfying the taste buds of night owls like herself everywhere.