Bryon Freeze

Los Angeles

Seasonal, American, Farm-to-Table


Specialities

Seasonal, Farm-to-Table, Pork Belly

About Bryon Freeze

Bryon Freeze burst into the culinary spotlight when he won "Chef Wanted," a chef competition show on the Food Network. After heading up the Manhattan Beach kitchens of Mexican eatery Mucho Ultimo and Circa, he moved on to Santa Monica's acclaimed Tar & Roses, where he was most recently Chef de Cuisine.

Freeze's interest in a culinary career began at age 15 when he worked in fast food and felt the excitement of a service rush. He has since moved from his hometown of Maryland (and the fast food industry) and has worked in numerous restaurants in Arizona and California, contributing his passion for fresh, innovative cooking at each establishment.


Interview with Chef Bryon Freeze



Bryon Freeze's Video Tutorials

How to Break Down a Pineapple

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Easy

Never fear a pineapple's spiny exterior again. Learn how to easily break down, core, and pick this king of fruit.

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How to Core an Apple

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Easy

Mastering this simple technique will help you make the most of an apple, as well as the time you spend preparing your recipe.

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How to Make a Vinaigrette

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Easy

"Vinaigrettes are very versatile. It all depends on what flavor profile you're looking for and for what application you're using the vinaigrette."

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How to Peel

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Easy

"I'm gonna show you a couple of tricks to prevent any incidences of injury and to properly peel."

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How to Sharpen a Knife with a Stone

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Easy

“It’s a very basic function in the kitchen, and it’s something people overlook on a regular basis, especially when you’re at home in a rush.”

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How to Properly Hone a Knife

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Easy

This essential technique helps prolong the life and maintain the quality of kitchen knives.

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How to Chiffonade

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Easy

"A chiffonade is a really fine slice of herb. It's a great alternative to chopping."

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How to Truss a Chicken

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Easy

Trussing poultry ensures an evenly cooked finished product.

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How to Use a Mandolin

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Easy

Learn how to accurately and safely use this helpful slicing tool.

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An Overview of Basic Knife Cuts

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Easy

From dices to juliennes, this tutorial teaches some of the most essential knife cuts.

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An Overview of Poultry

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Easy

Learn how to select and cook all types of poultry, including chicken, turkey, duck, goose.

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An Introduction to Measuring

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Easy

Master the art of measuring, one of the most important elements of cooking.

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Overview of Seasoning

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Easy

Enhance the flavor of your food by learning about the basics of seasoning and spice.

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How to Fabricate Poultry

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Easy

Make the most of your poultry purchase by learning how to break down the whole bird.

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How to Break Down Melons

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Easy

Perfect for summertime, this technique will show you the basics of handling fresh melons.

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A Basic Overview of Kitchen Equipment

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Easy

Learn everything there is to know about building a well-stocked kitchen.

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How to Make a Classic Brown Sauce

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Easy

This sauce is great for serving with roasted and braised meats.

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How to Make a Classic Velouté Sauce

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Easy

This is a delicious, well-balanced sauce that tastes like chicken, lemon, and herbs.

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How to Brine, Braise, and Sear Pork Belly

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Intermediate

"Pork belly is one of my favorite cuts of meat in the entire world."

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How to Caramelize Onions

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Easy

Caramelized onions are both sweet and savory, with endlessly versatile applications.

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How to Sear

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Easy

Searing uses high heat and hot fat to cook protein so it is crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and flavorful all-around.

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An Overview of Common Kitchen Knives

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Easy

"Today we're going to talk about basic types of knives that chefs and home cooks can use."

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How to Tenderize Protein

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Easy

Tenderizing protein allows for more even cooking and a better, softer texture.

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An Overview of Onions

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Easy

Onions are the flavor foundation for many soups, sauces, and other dishes. Each variety has a slightly different flavor and use.

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How to Roast

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Easy

This method of cooking works with so many different meats and vegetables, especially during the holidays.

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How to Break Down an Avocado

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Easy

The first step in cooking with avocados.

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How to Make a Roux

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Easy

A roux is one of the basic fundamental techniques and ingredients in making sauces and soups.

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How to Steam

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Easy

“A fundamental technique in cooking.”

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