Amy Melissa Frankel
Always Made Fresh Founder
My passion for cooking started as a young kid with my ABC cookbook. My parents encouraged me to watch and help them in the kitchen. I was a picky eater and frequently didn’t want what my parents were cooking. By the time I was in High School and could drive to the grocery store, I realized if I volunteered to cook dinner, we’d eat what I wanted. It was somewhat selfish of me, but it helped my parents and I learned how to cook well. In college, I cooked for my roommate and she did the dishes, we were the perfect pair! After graduating I’ve continued to cook for family and friends. It has always been a hobby of mine. A few years ago, I heard an ad for Master Chef try outs. I had to give it a shot. I made Chocolate Chip Banana Crumb Muffins and off I went to audition. I made it to the second round, where it was no longer based on cooking ability. A former rugby player and power tool marketer wasn’t wild enough for them! Recently, I completed my first formal Culinary course. I’m now taking my second level course and am looking to educate and feed others.