Name: Amanda Freitag
Born: May 11, 1972
Occupation: Chef and television personality
Amanda Freitag was born in Cedar Grove, New Jersey on May 11, 1972. She is the daughter of Kathleen and Paul Freitag. She also has two siblings: Jason and Justin.
Amanda attended the Memorial High School, which would later be renamed Cedar Grove High School. Upon graduation, Amanda attended the Culinary Institute of America based on a suggestion of a school teacher. She graduated from the institute in 1989.
Straight after her studies, Amanda was given a position at Vong New York, where she worked under chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Five years later, she went to work at Verbena so she could cook under chef Diane Forley. Amanda decided to broaden her horizons and visited France and Italy to work under legendary chef Alain Passard for a couple of years.
When Amanda returned to the United States, Amanda opened up a restaurant in 2003 with Godfrey Polistina in New York’s Upper West Side called Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria. She would later become executive chef at The Harrison, but left a few years later.
Amanda would enter the world of television by appearing as a judge on the hit culinary game show “Chopped” and “Chopped Junior” and a contestant on “Iron Chef America.” She would also appear on “The Martha Stewart Show,” “The Next Iron Chef” and a couple of other shows. It was announced in 2015 that she would host alongside Ty Pennington the new Food Network series “American Diner Revival.”
At the same time, she released her very first cookbook entitled “The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef’s Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking.”
We estimate that Amanda Freitag’s net worth is $3 million (2016).
So how much is $3 million really?
$3 million can buy you your own restaurant in the heart of New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami or Chicago. $3 million can also produce your own cooking show, whether it is on YouTube or The Food Network.