Why I Cook

I grew up in Southeast Louisiana in a large family. We had seven family members living under one roof in a three bedroom apartment. My grandmother, Jane aka Mawmaw, knew how to cook and nurture. She and my mother, are some of the best cooks I know. 

As you could imagine cooking for seven family members is no simple task, however, Mawmaw not only made sure we had a delicious supper nearly every night, but she also homeschooled my uncle and I.  While Ryan and I were doing school work she would sit with my Pawpaw, Jurden, in the morning...

Remembering Something True

"One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned over the years is that personal growth doesn’t have to be about learning something new.  It can simply be remembering something true."  – Jon Vroman, Front Row Factor

For me, food is my Swiss Army knife.  I can leverage it to build connections, create, explore and my favorite function – continually learn.  I love knowing that I will never master the subject.  I love knowing that just when I think I’ve seen it all, industry and growers come up with new products.  I sit at my dining room table in the morning...

Extra Special I Do's

Extra Special I Do's

It's amazing how much we love creating extra-special experiences, and this latest one was magical.

What's New at Freda's Kitchen?

What's New at Freda's Kitchen?

My oh my! It's been a busy couple months since the beginning of the year.  What's new?

We only offer full customized private events; no more pop-up events means you choose the chef, the menu, and we come to you!

We've partnered with some incredible people to bring some of the most unique events in Austin.  

Happy Second Birthday to Us! Exciting changes ahead!

Happy Second Birthday to Us!  Exciting changes ahead!

We're so excited to celebrate two years of Freda's Kitchen. It's been a blast! Now it's time to shake things up a little bit and create incredible one of a kind experiences for all of our guests. See what we're cooking up...