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Meet Fer Candil, our new Spanish Chef!

We are beyond excited to welcome Fer Candil the the Freda's Kitchen family!  The first time I met her, I was struck with her warmth and passion for cooking, and knew that she was going to be a great addition to our team.  She is going to be sharing her Spanish heritage in upcoming classes in 2017! Here's a little bit more about the woman in the red scarf.  

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Introducing Yuga Iyer

Yuga Iyer moved to Austin TX, from Mumbai, India 14 years ago. She grew up in a family where food and entertaining were at the center of all festivities. After her move to the United States, she was able to stay connected to her roots through her cooking. Over the years, cooking has grown both as a passion and hobby. Though born and raised in an Indian family, she admires and appreciates all cuisines and flavors. Watching Food Network and trying new recipes is her favorite pastime. Yuga's style of cooking is inspired by one of her favorite Indian chefs - Sanjeev Kapoor.She continues to test her culinary expertise through friends and family. Both of her twins and husband inspire...

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Introducing Mimi Chaihuadjaroen

A native of Chon Buri, Thailand, Mimi comes from a long line of cooking professionals in the restaurant industry. After immigrating to America in 2007, she began working at Titaya's Thai Cuisine. From her family, Mimi learned the secrets and ingredients which go into those classic Thai dishes. Like many local Austinites, Mimi also presents her passionate foodie side along with her years of experience at Titaya's. Book a private event with Mimi

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Introducing Gina, our new assistant chef!

Gina is a marketing professional and freelance writer who’s worked for Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Edible Austin magazine as well as the Texas Culinary Academy, now Le Cordon Bleu. She also assisted local author Angela Shelf Medearis in the promotion of her public television show as well as partnering with her to co-author a nationally syndicated recipe column. Gina grew up with a love of food and cooking in a culturally diverse family; from her Sicilian father to her Texas born mother whose farming family went back for several generations, to her lovely Mexican step-mother; all wonderful home cooks. A long-time resident of Austin, Gina is an avid gardener and keeps a year round vegetable garden. She’s found that growing food is yet another teacher when it comes...

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