Los Angeles, California, USAName: Chef Alejandra Schrader Age: 40 Nationality: American Country of Residence: USA
1. Your Restaurant/Business:
Alejandra's Natural Foods
2. About Your Kitchen:
High energy. Great flow. Filled with the scents of wonderful spices.
3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item:
I love the Elyse Women's Premium Cotton Chef Coat. It is classy as well as comfortable and it has a girl-friendly, tapered waist
4. First Job:
Staged at Chef Ricardo Zarate's Picca in Los Angeles (first culinary job, this is my second career)
5. Your Favorite Cookbook:
In the works!! Although my recipes have been featured in publications like "MasterChef: The Ultimate Cookbook" by Rodale Books
6. Your Awards:
Yahoo! Shine Supper Club winner
7. Your Cooking Inspiration:
8. Your Speciality Dish:
Camarones salteados: a Peruvian-style shrimp sauté made with potatoes and tomatoes served with saffron-infused quinoa and salsa criolla
9. Favorite Dish To Eat:
Spicy Seafood Stew
10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate:
Fish eyes. It's a Venezuelan thing.
11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
12. Favorite Drink:
Natural passion fruit juice
13. Favorite Wine:
I'm a huge fan of South American tempranillos and malbecs. Pinot noirs follow closely.
14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For:
Friends and family; I love to entertain and have big gatherings where everyone gets around the table to eat, drink, converse and have a good time!
15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For:
The board members of Monsanto, the controversial corporation behind genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking:
Weekend getaways with my hubby; beach walks with my dog; biking, hiking, wine tasting, and doing improv comedy!
17. Your Latest Project:
A docu-series focusing on healthy eating and wellness. Easy-to-make dishes packed with bold flavors plus healthy tips and take-aways!
18. Favorite City and Why:
Los Angeles! This is home but also the land of creativity and opportunity. Amazing weather, fun beaches and gorgeous sunsets.
19. Your Greatest Indulgence:
A bowl of pasta Carbonara! It is so naughty, but so delicious. This is definitely a 'once in a blue moon' treat for me!
20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip:
Cook with your heart and trust your intuitions.