World-renowned American chef, Amanda Freitag, is raising her cooking game and career with new projects after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Thanks to her busy slate, the chef has no time to even think about getting married.

Freitag’s professional ventures are eclectic, from being a chef to cooking shows to launching her restaurant chain. 

She Opened Her Dallas Restaurant in September 2020 

The Chopped television chef Freitag opened her first Dallas restaurant called ‘Rise & Thyme’ on September 18, 2020, expressing her enthusiasm for being an integral part of Dallas’s culinary culture.

Roasted Chicken French dip sandwich in 'Rise & Thyme.' (Source: Eater Dallas)

The television chef further revealed that despite the change the world had witnessed when she and her team started working on the restaurant and now, her energy and ebullience remain unchanged. 

Clearly, the world has changed in the months since we first started working on this restaurant, but one thing that hasn’t changed is how excited I am to be able to open Rise & Thyme in Dallas. This city has given me so many delicious food memories, and I am thrilled to be able to be a part of this unique culinary scene.

The Chopped judge is evidently excited about her new project. A delightful meal can light anyone up - and this is what she intends to achieve through the American bistro-style cuisine. The chef is also working towards minimizing the carbon footprint by sourcing local ingredients for the menu.

Amanda Freitag’s Net Worth & Other Projects 

Thanks to the television and restaurant projects in her apron, Amanda Freitag has a lofty net worth of around $3 million.

An amalgamation of consistency, talent, persistence, and diligence has made Freitag the star she is today. Upon finding that her genuine passion for cooking, this 5 feet 8-inch chef took every step, no matter how tough to make it huge.

Freitag graduated from the CIA in 1989. After that, she worked with top-notch names and brands like Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Vong, Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria, and The Harrison Tribeca.  

The diverse experience that she was gaining helped her build an irresistible portfolio. This ultimately caught the attention of the ‘Food Network.’ Freitag was invited to take part in Iron Chef America, where she battled with Bobby Flay for the prestigious ‘America’s Next Iron Chef’ title.  

Though she didn’t win the show, it ended up opening many television opportunities for her. 

Freitag appeared in the television series Unique Eats (2010-2013). She also co-hosted American Diner Revival in 2015 alongside Ty Pennington. She was also a judge on the popular cooking show Chopped. 

Her other noteworthy project is the first cookbook that she published in September 2015.

Through her cookbook The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef’s Recipes for Fun, Freitag endeavors to make home-cooking more convenient and fun. 

Currently, the chef is busy with her newly opened restaurant’s operations and shooting for new episodes of Chopped.