• Amanda Freitag was born in 1972 in New Jersey, USA
• She studied at Culinary Institute of America and has worked for a number of different restaurants
• She gained prominence on the Food Network in the early 2000s
• She has her own show “The Kitchen” and co-hosts “American Diner Revival”
• Amanda Freitag's net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 11, 1972
FactGraduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).

Who is restaurant chief Amanda Freitag?

Amanda Freitag was born on the 11th May 1972, in Cedar Grove, New Jersey USA, and is a chef and television personality, who is probably best known for her appearances as a guest on the Food Network and Cooking channels in such shows as “Chopped”, and “America Diner Revival“, among many others.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Education

Amanda Freitag is the daughter of Kathleen and Paul Freitag, who worked as a manager in a computer company; she is not an only child, as she has two older brothers. She attended the Cedar Grove High School, after which she became a student at the Culinary Institute of America.

Career Beginnings

Amanda`s career began soon after she received her diploma from the Culinary Institute Of America, working at the Vong New York, under chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Five years later, she switched to Verbena, under chef Diane Forley, however, that didn`t last long, as she began travel across Europe, mainly Italy and France, showing her skills at restaurants such as L’Arpège, among others.

Rise to Prominence

Her career reached a whole new level in the early 2000s, when she opened her own restaurant, teaming up with restaurateur Godfrey Polistina, to launch Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

However, she then left the restaurant to join more famous one, The Harrison, in the position of executive chef, which increased her net worth by a large margin, but she moved on in 2010 to focus more her career on television. As Amanda was developing her cooking skills, her name was becoming more popular with the producers of the Food Network. She started as a contestant in such shows as “Chopped” in 2009, and then in “The Next Iron Chef”, appearing as a contestant on several occasions, firstly finishing in fourth place and in her second appearance reaching the finals, and finishing in second place, as she was defeated by  Alexandra Guarnaschelli. However, she then became a judge in the show “Chopped”.

Continual Success

Since 2012, Amanda has become one of the most recognized faces on the Food Network, as she featured in a number of other cooking shows, such as “Iron Chef America Countdown” and  “Unique Eats”, before starting her own show “The Kitchen” in 2015, and most recently she and Ty Pennington started the show entitled “American Diner Revival”, which has aired on the Food Network since 2015, and focuses on improving menus of restaurants, and their interiors. This as helped a lot in increasing Amanda’s net worth.

Amanda Freitag Net Worth

Amanda has become one of the most famous celebrity chefs, and her engagement in the food industry is vast, making her rather rich, so if you’ve ever wondered what that means, according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Freitag’s net worth is as high as $3 million as of mid- 2018? Pretty impressive don’t you think?

Do You Know About Amanda’s Personal Life, Marriage, Children?

When it comes to her personal life, Amanda is one of those celebrities that tend to keep their most intimate details hidden from the public eyes, which is quite unfortunate for us. However, reports from various sources state that Amanda is still single, and doesn’t have any children. She is entirely focused on her career.

Is Amanda Freitag on Social Media?

Amanda can be found on such social media networks as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as well, which she has primarily used to promote her career. On her official Instagram page, Amanda has more than 140,000 followers, which have enjoyed daily posts related to Amanda’s career. There is no difference between Facebook, and Twitter accounts, as Amanda has more than 400,000 fans on these two social networks. Her official Facebook page has over 180,000 followers, while on Twitter, Amanda has more than 220,000 fans. So, if you want to see Amanda’s posts or become her fan, just follow links to her official pages.

General Info

Full NameAmanda Freitag
Date Of BirthMay 11, 1972
Height1.75 m
EducationThe Culinary Institute of America


ParentsKathleen Freitag, Paul Freitag
SiblingsJustin Freitag, Jason Freitag


TV ShowsChopped, The Best Thing I Ever Ate

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1Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
2Chef/TV personality.



Rad Lands2017TV SeriesNow You're Cooking Chef


Cooks vs. Cons2017TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Beat Bobby Flay2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Herself - Judge & Mentor / Mentor / ...
Chopped2009-2017TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Herself / Executive Chef / ...
Chopped Junior2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Executive Chef / Herself - Competitor
Rad Lands2017TV SeriesHerself - Now You're Cooking Chef
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHerself
Guilty Pleasures2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Beach Bites with Katie Lee2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Diner Revival2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess
FabLife2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2012-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Kitchen2015TV SeriesHerself - Author: The Chef Next Door / Herself
Today2015TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off2015TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Judge
All-Star Academy2015TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Southern Fried Everything2014TV SeriesHerself - Chef & TV Personality
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Unique Eats2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Chef & TV Personality / Herself
The Next Iron Chef2009-2012TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Iron Chef America: The Series2009-2012TV SeriesHerself - Sous Chef: Madison Cowan / Herself - ICA Challenger Chef
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Through The Grape Vine2011TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHerself - All-Star Chef on 'Chopped'
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHerself - Challenger Chef

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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