Save The Date: Meet Chef Amanda Freitag at Frost Bites

A VIP meet and greet with the NJ native and Food Network star will be part of an event hosted by the Montclair Food and Wine Festival.

Amanda Freitag

On January 28, a VIP meet and greet with NJ native and Food Network star chef Amanda Freitag will be part of Frost Bites, an event hosted by the Montclair Food and Wine Festival at the Women’s Club, 200 Cooper Avenue, Montclair. The evening will also feature small-bite fare from 20 top chefs, plenty of bubbly and live modern rock.

VIP tickets get you early entry at 6:15 PM; $135. Sip, savor and enjoy time mingling with chef Freitag before the crowd arrives. All VIP guests will receive a copy of her new book, The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef’s Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking. General admission 7:30 PM, $75; with copy of chef Freitag’s book, $95.

Tickets available at this website.

Eduardo Bover is the executive chef at the newly opened ChikyBoom Cuban and Tapas Eatery, 51 Broad Street, Red Bank (732-219-7340); BYO.

Andrew Cenicola is now the chef at the Belmonte Bar & Tapas, which opened at 3 Broad Street, Red Bank (732-741-3232). The Belmonte was previously Red Restaurant & Lounge, and Cenicola was chef.

John Giuffre, a graduate of the CIA, is the executive chef and owner of Di Sopra, a contemporary Italian restaurant at 373 Bloomfield Avenue (second floor), Caldwell (973-226-6999); BYO.

Jeffrey Kellish, previously chef de cuisine of the Park Steakhouse in Park Ridge, is the new executive chef at Brasserie Brandman, 103 Spring Valley Road, Park Ridge (201-746-9990).

Brandon Rodriguez is the executive chef at the Dillinger Room, 338A George Street, New Brunswick (732-214-0223). Rodriguez went to Johnson and Wales and honed his skills at Jean George, Café Grey and David Burke Townhouse in NYC. He was also the sous chef and chef de cuisine at Stage Left and was part of the opening team at Ninety Acres in NJ.

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  1. MsSumida

    I find it very interesting that the Montclair Food and Eine Festival is holding a book signing for a well known female chef, yet no female chefs are featured in the listings… sigh, aren’t we past the male centric chef stuff yet???