Chef Tregaye Fraser
Tregaye Fraser, 33 (Atlanta), A seasoned chef who likes to twist old-fashioned recipes with her own unique flair, Tregaye has a passion for the untraditional. She learned the basics at Le Cordon Bleu, but she soon realized that her love for cooking came from her youthful soul and love for fusion cuisine. Chef Tregaye is a successful, self-employed mother who relates best to a younger generation.
Growing up eating her Grandmothers farm fresh cooking, Chef Tregaye developed her love for the Culinary Arts. With her very unique and creative way of designing masterpieces, she became known nationally for taking everyday foods and turning them into whimsical cuisine or food fusion. Being skilled in creating dishes from 24 different countries has afforded her the opportunity to prepare dishes for the likes of: Food Network, Harry Connick Jr., Former President Barack Obama, musical artists, mainstream actors, People Magazine, Fox 5 Atlanta, Good Day Atlanta, Uptown Magazines, and Urban Net Experience, just to name a few.
Currently, Chef Tregaye is the newest member of The Food Network channel as the winner of Season 12 of Food Network Star. Chef Tregaye offers personal chef services, catering, and cooking classes, as well as tv hosting. She is the first African American woman to win Food Network Star, a two-time competitor of Cutthroat Kitchen, and 3-time competitor and 2-time judge of Guys Grocery Games, as well as a being featured on several episodes on the Cooking Channel’s hit show “Best thing I ever ate!”
Tregaye prides herself in being one of the main chefs for Piedmont Hospital Cancer Wellness Center teaching patients, doctors, and their families, how to create Friendly meals as well as her charity work and annual jr chef program with saving our daughters. As well as her own charity “playing the game inc.”
Being a wife and mother, her passion is ensuring that parents learn fun ways for preparing their child’s favorite dish in a healthier, fun and exciting way; which is how she was able to capture the audience of Food Network’s digital recipe series Mom Wins, as well as her national ad campaigns for Gordon’s fisherman, Laughing Cow Cheese, and Johnsonville sausages. Chef Tregaye has also opened restaurants as a restaurant Consultant for Mad House restaurant and bar as well as Chef Tregaye-N-Company.