Amanda Freitag

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Amanda Freitag is the chef and owner of the iconic Empire Diner in Chelsea, NY. At Empire Diner, Freitag serves a menu of her signature items along with classic American dishes inspired by staples from diners around the country. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Freitag worked in kitchens throughout New York and in January 2008, took over as the executive chef at The Harrison in TriBeCa where she helmed the kitchen for three successful years. With frequent appearances on Food Network, she is also one of New York City’s most celebrated chefs.