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Amanda Freitag Biography
Amanda Freitag is an American chef and TV judge based in New York. She is a frequent guest on Food Newtwork television program. Freitag is a judge on the TV cooking competition Chopped. She is also co-host, with Ty Pennington, of American Diner Revival.
Freitag attended Memorial High School (now known as Cedar Grove High School). Her home economics teacher there suggested that Amanda might be interested in attending the Culinary Institute of America.
She graduated from Culinary Institute of America in 1989 and took a position at Vong New York working under chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Freitag then left Vong in 1994 to cook at Verbena, under chef Diane Forley. She then travelled to France and Italy, working for a short while at L’Arpège restaurant under chef Alain Passard in 1999.
Amanda Freitag Age
Freitag was born on 11 May 1972. She is 47 years old as of 2019. She was raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
Amanda Freitag Family
Freitag was born to Paul Freitag and Kathleen Freitag. She has two brothers; Jason Freitag and Justin Freitag.Amanda Freitag Photo
Amanda Freitag Husband | Amanda Freitag Married | Amanda Freitag Boyfriend
Is Amanda Freitag Married? Freitag is not yet married. She keeps her personal life very private and has not yet disclosed any information on her dating life despite having rumors that she is a lesbian.
Chef Amanda Freitag
Amanda is a frequent judge on the culinary game show Chopped. She went ahead to battle Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America in “Battle: King Crab”. Unfortunately, she lost narrowly with ascore of 49 against Flay’s 50 points. However, the judging was evenly matched with the exception of Freitag having earned one point fewer in the “taste” category.
She appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and demonstrated recipes for yogurt panna cotta and celery root and ginger gold apple soup on October 16, 2009.
He competed in The Next Iron Chef Season 2, finishing in fourth place. She stated that she would continue as a judge on Chopped for the 2010 season and also returned for the season four episode “Against the Tide”.
She appeared alongside Chopped Grand Champion Madison Cowan in Battle Kale on the April 15, 2012 episode of Iron Chef America acting as Cowan’s sous chef.
It was announced that Freitag would make another appearance as a contestant on season five of The Next Iron Chef on August 7, 2012. In the finale on December 23, she lost to Alexandra Guarnashelli.
Amanda took over as executive chef of the Empire Diner in Manhattan, New York on January 2014 but then left in July 2015. Freitag and Ty Pennington began hosting the new Food Network series American Diner Revival on May 22, 2015 on which they make over diners’ menus and interiors.
Amanda Freitag Restaurant
Freitag and restaurateur Godfrey Polistina opened the Upper West Side restaurant Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria in 2003. She was chef de cuisine at Cesca, before moving to an executive chef position at The Harrison
The New York Times reported that Freitag would be leaving the Harrison, and the restaurant’s owner, Jimmy Bradley, will return as chef on September 3, 2010.
Amanda Freitag Net Worth
The talented chef has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Amanda Freitag Cookbook | Amanda Freitag Book
The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef’s Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking
The Chef Next Door teaches home cooks a wide range of confidence-instilling skills, tricks, and tips that Amanda has picked up working in professional kitchens and cooking competitively on television. In her bright, lively voice, she helps you master the basic techniques that are the foundation of good, flavorful cooking. She also teaches you how to think like a chef—to consider seasonality, balancing flavors, understanding the steps, and learning how to improvise—to create a menu and execute dishes with pro techniques, as if she were right there in the kitchen with you.
You’ll find everything from the basics—sauces, marinades, stocks, and rubs—to first impressions, salads, and easy dinner recipes, and will even become skilled in making “The Scary Stuff”—recipes that may seem out of reach but are not. With The Chef Next Door, you’ll be able to dazzle friends and family with a diverse range of dishes, such as Spinach Feta Pies, Kale and Farro Salad with Aged Goat Cheese, Lusty Lemon Chicken, Pop’s Beer-Braised Bold Beef Stew, Mediterranean Potato Salad, Marinated Artichokes, Cocoa Carrot Cake, and more.
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