Make Hay
While the Sun

William Dissen

Executive Chef / Owner

From his upbringings in the hills and mountains of Appalachia, multi-award winning Chef William Dissen has a focus on fresh, healthy and sustainable food. At his restaurants across North Carolina — Haymaker, The Market Place, and Billy D’s Fried Chicken — he works with a network of local farms, artisan producers, and sustainable fishermen to produce acclaimed food for his guests. When he’s not creating menus in his restaurant kitchens, you can find him enjoying the outdoors with his family or working with his community and with policy makers to help create positive change through good food.

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