FOR OVER 17 YEARS, Andrea Strauss’s career as a chef has taken her across the world cooking in private homes for busy families. She is an Atlanta native that loves to create flavorful and deeply satisfying dishes for her clients. She is known for her exuberant, approachable personality, and shares her infectious smile with everyone she meets.
Andrea has been featured on CBS, NBC, and as well as Atlanta Magazine, Jezebel, & The Knot.
In 2006 she left her successful career as a luxury wedding photographer to persue her lifelong passion for cooking. It all started when she entered the doors of Whole Foods Market's flagship store as a member of their marketing team. She was inspired by her experience and decided attend culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta, Miami, & Paris. She not only wanted to learn how to cook food that tasted good, but also food that is good for the body, utilizing her formal education in holistic nutrition. in addition to this, she has completed numerous trainings on the subject of natural living.
Andrea has cooked professionally all over the United States and Europe making it a point to live in many places. Through this exciting lifestyle she has gained an invaluable understanding of what families are doing in their kitchens everyday. Andrea shines when she is cooking. She is a genuine hometown Georgia gal who is focused on cooking for busy families. You can find Chef Andrea in homes all around Atlanta, teaching classes at Ponce City Market's Williams Sonoma, catering events, and hosting private culinary adventures with hungry people throughout the city. Her Instagram @chefandreastrauss is the perfect place to follow her colorful culinary adventures and learn more about her upcoming events.