Amanda Freitag is a N.Y chef and guest on Food Ntwk TV programming. After graduation from the Culinary Institute of America in 1993, she took a position at Vong N.Y. working under chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In 94, she left Vong to cook at Verbena, under chef D. Forley. After Verbena, she traveled to France & Italy, working for a short while at L'Arpège under chef Alain Passard in 99. In '03 she teamed up with Godfrey Polistina to start west side restaurant Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria.
Chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s in Charleston had been on our radar screen for a long time – long before he won his recent James Beard Award for 2010 Best Chef Southeast. He works as a dedicated, modern “farm to table” chef.