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Amanda Freitag

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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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Amanda Freitag Biography

Amanda Freitag is a judge on "Chopped," has battled Bobby Flay on "Iron Chef America," and she competed for the title of "America's Next Iron Chef."

When she was growing up in New Jersey, Freitag's passion for food was fostered by everyone from her grandparents to her high school home economics teacher. They encouraged her to pursue a cooking career and to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. After she graduated from culinary school, Freitag's first position in a New York City kitchen was as rotissier and garde manger at Vong under the guidance of Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It was there that she was introduced to marrying French technique with Southeast Asian ingredients and flavors.

In 1994, Freitag began working with Chef Diane Forley at Verbena, where she rose quickly through the ranks to become the restaurant's chef de cuisine. Forley taught Freitag the importance of using local, organic ingredients and introduced her to the Union Square Greenmarket. During her time at Verbena, Freitag realized how much she had yet to learn about the culinary world, and in 1999 she traveled extensively through France and Italy to explore the bountiful markets and progressive restaurant scenes.

While in Paris, she spent two weeks working under Chef Alain Passard at his venerable Arpège restaurant. While her time there was short, the lessons she learned were life-changing. At Arpège, Passard insisted on the freshest ingredients, so there was nothing left in the walk-in refrigerators at the end of service besides butter. This eye-opening experience helped Freitag to further develop her deep appreciation of superlative ingredients and the flavors of the Mediterranean region.

Upon returning to New York, Freitag 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. Following Cesca, Freitag accepted the position of executive chef at Gusto in the West Village, where her food was met with critical acclaim.

In January 2008, Freitag took over as the executive chef at The Harrison in Tribeca. Over the three years that she helmed the kitchen, The Harrison received numerous accolades from local and national media, including a two-star review from The New York Times.

Freitag's first cookbook, "The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef's Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking," was released in September 2015. When she is not in the kitchen, Freitag enjoys traveling the world and collecting restaurant menus to add to her ever-growing collection.

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  • 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.
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Amanda Freitag Biography

Amanda Freitag is a judge on "Chopped," has battled Bobby Flay on "Iron Chef America," and she competed for the title of "America's Next Iron Chef."

When she was growing up in New Jersey, Freitag's passion for food was fostered by everyone from her grandparents to her high school home economics teacher. They encouraged her to pursue a cooking career and to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. After she graduated from culinary school, Freitag's first position in a New York City kitchen was as rotissier and garde manger at Vong under the guidance of Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It was there that she was introduced to marrying French technique with Southeast Asian ingredients and flavors.

In 1994, Freitag began working with Chef Diane Forley at Verbena, where she rose quickly through the ranks to become the restaurant's chef de cuisine. Forley taught Freitag the importance of using local, organic ingredients and introduced her to the Union Square Greenmarket. During her time at Verbena, Freitag realized how much she had yet to learn about the culinary world, and in 1999 she traveled extensively through France and Italy to explore the bountiful markets and progressive restaurant scenes.

While in Paris, she spent two weeks working under Chef Alain Passard at his venerable Arpège restaurant. While her time there was short, the lessons she learned were life-changing. At Arpège, Passard insisted on the freshest ingredients, so there was nothing left in the walk-in refrigerators at the end of service besides butter. This eye-opening experience helped Freitag to further develop her deep appreciation of superlative ingredients and the flavors of the Mediterranean region.

Upon returning to New York, Freitag 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. Following Cesca, Freitag accepted the position of executive chef at Gusto in the West Village, where her food was met with critical acclaim.

In January 2008, Freitag took over as the executive chef at The Harrison in Tribeca. Over the three years that she helmed the kitchen, The Harrison received numerous accolades from local and national media, including a two-star review from The New York Times.

Freitag's first cookbook, "The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef's Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking," was released in September 2015. When she is not in the kitchen, Freitag enjoys traveling the world and collecting restaurant menus to add to her ever-growing collection.

Amanda Freitag Videos

  • How To Make Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin | Amanda Freitag ...
    Jan 21, 2021 ... Watch "Chopped" judge and chef Amanda Freitag show how easy it is to make a roast pork tenderloin with a honey glaze.
  • Amanda Freitag's Mango Hack! - Pickler & Ben - YouTube
    Feb 21, 2019 ... Chef Amanda Freitag shares a spectacular mango hack that will inspire you to use this sweet tropical fruit in more of your meals!...
  • Kitchen Hacks: Amanda Freitag Shucks Corn the Easy Way ...
    Feb 20, 2019 ... Chef Amanda Freitag shows her kitchen hack to easily shuck corn! More Kitchen Hacks http://bit.ly/KitchenHacksYouTubeAmanda ...

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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 both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. 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 between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Art Smith, Cat Cora, Stephanie Izard, Graham Elliot and Marcus Samuelsson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amanda Freitag for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Amanda Freitag Speaker Videos

  • How To Make Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin | Amanda Freitag ...
    Jan 21, 2021 ... Watch "Chopped" judge and chef Amanda Freitag show how easy it is to make a roast pork tenderloin with a honey glaze.
    Amanda Freitag's Mango Hack! - Pickler & Ben - YouTube
    Feb 21, 2019 ... Chef Amanda Freitag shares a spectacular mango hack that will inspire you to use this sweet tropical fruit in more of your meals! Pickler & Ben ...
  • Kitchen Hacks: Amanda Freitag Shucks Corn the Easy Way ...
    Feb 20, 2019 ... Chef Amanda Freitag shows her kitchen hack to easily shuck corn! More Kitchen Hacks http://bit.ly/KitchenHacksYouTubeAmanda ...
    No Fail Hangover Cure with Chef Amanda Freitag—Cook Like a Pro ...
    Feb 4, 2015 ... When you're still feeling last night's cocktails, nothing tastes better than a warm, greasy burger with extra cheese, right? Well combine that with ...
  • Graduation Speaker: Amanda Freitag '89 - YouTube
    Jun 24, 2013 ... Amanda Freitag '89 shares advice with CIA grads: "Remember what your chef instructors said, 'Mise en place is everything. Preparation is ...
    Amanda Freitag-The Full Interview Uncut - YouTube

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