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Chef Amanda Freitag to Provide Cooking and Tasting Experience for King Air Gathering Companions


Chef Amanda Freitag to Provide Cooking and Tasting Experience for King Air Gathering Companions

Textron Aviation is excited to bring in Chef Amanda Freitag for a cooking demonstration and tasting experience for the King Air Gathering Companions! The two hour session will finish with an interactive Q&A with Amanda herself.

Born and raised in New Jersey, chef, author, and television star Amanda Freitag has become a culinary maven. Following her graduation from the Culinary Institute of America, Amanda worked in a diverse mix of restaurants in New York City, including Jean-George Vongerichten's Vong, Verbena, Il Buco, Cesca, and The Harrison, running the culinary gamut of Mediterranean, Italian, and Classic American. She sharpened her skills through world travel, including working under Chef Alain Passard in Paris, and continued expanding her culinary expertise into a variety of international cuisines.

Outside of the restaurant business, Amanda has become a household name for her work both on and off the television screen. She is well known for being a judge on Food Network’s “Chopped” and has appeared on “Iron Chef America”, “Next Iron Chef”, “Unique Eats”, “Beat Bobby Flay," Guy Fieri’s “Tournament of Champions," and many more. 

Her mission to make cooking more approachable inspired the creation of her cookbook "The Chef Next Door,” her set of five unique spice blends, a collection of ready-to-pour bottled cocktails, and other ongoing culinary projects. Amanda has also earned notoriety on social media for her tutorial series "EasyAF," where she shows audiences that delicious food can be fun and simple to make in the comfort of your own home.

For more information on Amanda, check out her website here. Also, her Facebook page includes frequent updates of her work. We also recommend this video that gives an in-depth look at Amanda's history by Mashable.

Press release: Textron Aviation - the official Diamond Sponsor for King Air Gathering 2023

King Air Gathering 2023 takes place April 12-14 in St. Augustine Florida. Companion registration cost is $400 with an additional $75 for the Friday Companion Excursion. Space (including hotel rooms) is filling up quickly so we recommend registering at your earliest convenience here

In addition to the Chef Amanda Freitag experience, numerous other outing opportunities are planned for companions including a tour of St. Augustine: