Events and Appearances

Best known as a fan favorite on the hit FOX show "MasterChef," Alejandra Schrader is a culinary maven with a focus on healthy eating and a passion for global flavors. Alejandra has made appearances at high profile culinary events and food and wine festivals around the country. She has also designed unique culinary experiences executed as pop-up restaurants and food truck takeovers.


Gastro: Pop-Up

GASTRO:POP-UP was an urban dining experience designed by Alejandra Schrader, executed as a pop-up restaurant. A four-course prix-fixe menu featuring gourmet gastropub-style dishes made with the highest quality ingredients and artisanal food was created to pair with a flight of craft beers.

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L.A. Arepa Bar

Inspired by the food staple in Venezuela, Alejandra decided to bring to Los Angeles something unique from her own culture: an Arepa Bar aboard a food truck. Made out of corn dough and stuffed with a variety of fillings, arepas are a staple in Latin-American cuisine, and she made sure to create something for every taste!

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Taste of Chicago 2012

A native Chicagoan, Alejandra was invited to perform a cooking demonstration at the 2012 Taste of Chicago. Always pushing for healthy eating, she prepared a gluten-free dish and shared her passion for healthy eating. She was part of a line-up of celebrity chefs that included Graham Elliot and Aaron Sanchez!

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Palm Desert Food & Wine 2012

Alejandra was invited to participate in the 2012 Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival. She was part of a line-up of chefs that included Sara Moulton, Mark Peel, and Certified Master Chef Daniel Jolie. She shared an Asian-inspired dish with the crowds!

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Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival 2012

At the 13th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival, Alejandra had the opportunity to be the Masters of Ceremony and helped introduce a number of renowned chefs performing cooking demonstrations at the festival.

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