When I started Freda's Kitchen two years ago, I had a vision of bringing people together around authentic international food as a way to relieve stress, connect with others, and learn new cultures. I was fortunate to find two good friends in Sunita and Dean, the first two amazing cooks to join the ride.
Since then, we have grown so much, adding more talented cooks with incredible passion for their heritage cuisines. I'm honored to have to cooked beside them, or at least washed their dishes. :-)
We've served hundreds of Austinites in small culinary adventures. We've introduced new foodie friends to each other, given people memorable date nights and special occasions, and witnessed the "magic" of seeing everyone's stress melt away as they "cook, laugh, learn, and EAT!" Best of all, I've gotten to know some lovely people in the process.
With growth comes change. We've learned that it's extremely difficult to maintain a steady schedule of events when we don't have our own kitchen. While we've had some great partner kitchens, lugging all of our equipment as a traveling circus for multiple events a week is back breaking work. Classes don't always sell out, which makes that effort much less worth while.
So, we're switching things up, and I'm EXCITED for the future!
Our last public class will be Pho with Chef Pham on December 7.
Then, it's onward and upward in 2018! We've got some spectacular events for small groups that are incredibly unique. From spending a sunset on a farm, picking your own produce to incorporate into the meal we cook together, to weekend trips, plus full customizable events in your home. We'll bring the food, the chefs, bartenders, or even musicians to make your evening one of a kind. We'll still keep the groups small at 8 - 12 people; we love the intimacy of cooking together as family.
Freda's Kitchen will be perfect for celebrating special occasions, family reunions, bachelorette/bachelor parties, girl's night or weekends out, corporate team building, or just for fun with the people you love.
I'll announce more in January, so stay tuned.
As you spend the holidays with family and friends, think about getting them all together to spend some time with us. Then, give us a call so we can dream up the perfect event just for you.