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Celebrity Chef & TV Personality, Judge on "Chopped," Competitor on "Iron Chef" and "Next Iron Chef" & Contributor on "Unique Eats"

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Growing up in New Jersey, Amanda Freitag's passion for food was fostered by everyone from her grandparents to her high school home economics teacher. Today Amanda Freitag has emerged as one of New York City's most celebrated chefs. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, Amanda's first position in a New York City kitchen was as rotissier and garde manger at Vong in 1993, under the guidance of Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It was there that she became proficient in French techniques, while being introduced to numerous southeast Asian ingredients and flavors and how the two concepts could blend seamlessly in his dishes.

In 1994, Amanda started working with her mentor and friend Diane Forley at Verbena, where she rose quickly through the ranks to become the restaurant's chef de cuisine. Diane taught Amanda the importance of using local, organic ingredients and introduced her to the green market in Union Square. It was while she was at Verbena that Amanda realized how much she had yet to learn about the culinary world, and so in 1999 she traveled extensively through France and Italy to explore markets and restaurants.

While in Paris, she spent two weeks working in the kitchen of the venerable Arpege restaurant under chef Alain Passard. While her time there was short, the lessons she learned were life changing. Working in a restaurant where nothing was left overnight in the walk-in except for butter was an eye-opening experience, and further developed her love of fresh ingredients and the flavors of the Mediterranean region.

Amanda came back to New York where she worked at some of the city's most popular restaurants including Cesca, where she cooked alongside Tom Valenti as his chef de cuisine and earned two stars from The New York Times. Most recently, Amanda was the executive chef at Gusto in the West Village, where she received both critical and popular acclaim.In January 2008, Amanda took over as the executive chef at The Harrison in Tribeca. Over the three years that she was the chef, The Harrison received numerous accolades from local and national media, including a two-star review from The New York Times, as well as features in Time Out New York, New York Magazine and Forbes Life.

Amanda has battled Bobby Flay on "Iron Chef America" and has a recurring role as a judge on the new Food Network series, "Chopped." She competed for the title of "America's Next Iron Chef" in 2009.

In 2014, Freitag took over as executive chef of the Empire Diner in Manhattan, New York. She left in July 2015. On May 22, 2015, Freitag and Ty Pennington began hosting the Food Network series "American Diner Revival," on which they make over diners' menus and interiors.

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Amanda Freitag Biography

Growing up in New Jersey, Amanda Freitag's passion for food was fostered by everyone from her grandparents to her high school home economics teacher. Today Amanda Freitag has emerged as one of New York City's most celebrated chefs. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, Amanda's first position in a New York City kitchen was as rotissier and garde manger at Vong in 1993, under the guidance of Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It was there that she became proficient in French techniques, while being introduced to numerous southeast Asian ingredients and flavors and how the two concepts could blend seamlessly in his dishes.

In 1994, Amanda started working with her mentor and friend Diane Forley at Verbena, where she rose quickly through the ranks to become the restaurant's chef de cuisine. Diane taught Amanda the importance of using local, organic ingredients and introduced her to the green market in Union Square. It was while she was at Verbena that Amanda realized how much she had yet to learn about the culinary world, and so in 1999 she traveled extensively through France and Italy to explore markets and restaurants.

While in Paris, she spent two weeks working in the kitchen of the venerable Arpege restaurant under chef Alain Passard. While her time there was short, the lessons she learned were life changing. Working in a restaurant where nothing was left overnight in the walk-in except for butter was an eye-opening experience, and further developed her love of fresh ingredients and the flavors of the Mediterranean region.

Amanda came back to New York where she worked at some of the city's most popular restaurants including Cesca, where she cooked alongside Tom Valenti as his chef de cuisine and earned two stars from The New York Times. Most recently, Amanda was the executive chef at Gusto in the West Village, where she received both critical and popular acclaim.In January 2008, Amanda took over as the executive chef at The Harrison in Tribeca. Over the three years that she was the chef, The Harrison received numerous accolades from local and national media, including a two-star review from The New York Times, as well as features in Time Out New York, New York Magazine and Forbes Life.

Amanda has battled Bobby Flay on "Iron Chef America" and has a recurring role as a judge on the new Food Network series, "Chopped." She competed for the title of "America's Next Iron Chef" in 2009.

In 2014, Freitag took over as executive chef of the Empire Diner in Manhattan, New York. She left in July 2015. On May 22, 2015, Freitag and Ty Pennington began hosting the Food Network series "American Diner Revival," on which they make over diners' menus and interiors.

Amanda Freitag Videos

  • Amanda Freitag, Lauren Gallo, Raynetta Samuel, PT - YouTube
  • Amanda Freitag-The Full Interview Uncut - YouTube
  • Inconvenient Interviews w/Risa: Expediting w/ Amanda Freitag ...

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  • How to book Amanda Freitag?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Amanda Freitag for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Amanda Freitag, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Amanda Freitag or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Amanda Freitag?

    Booking fees for Amanda Freitag, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amanda Freitag, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Amanda Freitag?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amanda Freitag for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amanda Freitag for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amanda Freitag or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amanda Freitag or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Amanda Freitag is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Amanda Freitag for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Amanda Freitag generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alex Guarnaschelli, Cat Cora, Carla Hall, Scott Conant and Art Smith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amanda Freitag for an upcoming event.

Amanda Freitag Speaker Videos

  • Amanda Freitag, Lauren Gallo, Raynetta Samuel, PT - YouTube
    Amanda Freitag-The Full Interview Uncut - YouTube
  • Inconvenient Interviews w/Risa: Expediting w/ Amanda Freitag ...
    Golden Grahams Fried Chicken by Amanda Freitag - YouTube

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