Originally from upstate New York, Chelsea Kowalski and her husband Chris Kowalski moved to Lake Norman four years ago. When moving to the area Chelsea created a list in her phone to keep track of restaurants she wanted to try and wrote down notes about them as she went. In 2020 she decided to start the Instagram page @lakenormanfood as a pandemic project. Chelsea has loved being able to share her experiences to help other newcomers in the area find great places to eat or long-time locals who haven’t tried new spots. Both her and her husband’s favorite food is pizza, frequently picking up pies from I Bamini, Alinos, and Brooklyn Boys. Living in Lake Norman they love to be by the water which is why North Harbor and Port City are some of their favorite restaurants in the area. Chris is the meat lover of the two while Chelsea is happiest with any meal containing bread and cheese. If getting drinks Chelsea usually opts for anything tropical in the summer to make her feel like she’s on a vacation at the beach. Both have a big, sweet tooth as well and try their best to save room for dessert when dining out. In upcoming issues Chelsea will be featuring a LKN restaurant to review each month!
Chelsea has worked in the accounting field since graduating with her Masters in 2014. Five years later she decided to start a wedding videography company on the side called “Captures By Chelsea”. In her spare time, she enjoys anything outside such as reading, boating, wake surfing or hanging out with their cat Tate (aka Tater Tot). Taking photos and videos has always been a passion of hers which was another reason why starting a food Instagram page seemed like a no-brainer. She’s so excited to start this new venture being the designated foodie for LKN magazine!