Hello everyone! My name is Alfreda Jordan, but most people know me as Chef Freda from the Hideaway Cafe. I graduated from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in culinary science in 1998 and did my post grad work at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. I left the Buckeye State and moved to Marathon in 2003; one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I feel that I was born to be a chef since cooking and recipe creation is my greatest passion! For the 7 years prior to Hurricane Irma I was the executive chef at the Hideaway Cafe on Grassy Key. Since the restaurant took such a devastating hit from Irma, it has not yet reopened. Never one to be derailed from what I’m most passionate about, I started my own business; I’m a private chef in and around Marathon, Florida. I have been fortunate enough to cook in many homes in our city. I look forward to sharing a few recipes and Keys cuisine tips with you!