Anna Ferrando

Anna F.

Houston, TX

About Anna F.

Background check: Last verified 06/13/2016
Anna passed a background check on 06/13/2016 that included the following:
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Anna teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hi! My name is Anna and I would love the chance to teach you. I am a highly energetic, positive person that loves helping others....especially when they want to learn about my two favorite things, Language and Food.

I am fluent in Spanish. I have a degree in Spanish and in International Studies from Texas A&M University - College Station (WHOOP!!!). I graduated in 2011 with Honors and Cum Laude. I also lived in Madrid, Spain for 6 months where I studied Spanish and Culinary. While in Spain I volunteered with a program that taught Spanish children English.

For the past 5 years I have been working as a bilingual Executive Chef and Chef TV Personality, featured on KPRC Channel 2. When I was on the news I did an informative cooking segment where I taught people how to make simple and healthy dishes. I currently teach a healthy cooking class for a local doctor and his patients. I love teaching people how to cook. Even if you'd never chopped an onion in your life, I can teach you.

Photos and Videos

Chef Anna featured on Good Taste with Tanji Asian Ribs

Experience

Bilingual Customer Service Contractor

Jan 2016 - Present
Stephanie Fenton

Work with local sales people who need bilingual follow up sales calls or bilingual customer service issues

Culinary Teacher

Jan 2016 - Present
Dr. David Kingcaid

Healthy Cooking class, non-GMO, non-processed foods

Executive Chef

Apr 2012 - Feb 2016
Blue by Massa's

Chef TV Personality

Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
KPRC Channel 2

Weekly live cooking segment on the Channel 2 News in Houston, TX

"Cookin' Time with HEB" Chef Anna T

Bilingual Census Enumerator

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010
U.S. Census Bureau

Bilingual door-to-door census enumerator

Education

International Studies - Politics and Diplomacy in Latin America

Aug 2007 - Aug 2011
Texas A&M University - College Station

Spanish

Aug 2007 - Aug 2011
Texas A&M University - College Station

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Food Handler's Permit

Jul 2015
City of Houston

Certified Food Handler

Food Safety Professional

Oct 2011
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals

Certified FSP

Awards

Spirit of HEB

Jun 2014
HEB
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13 Reviews on Anna F.

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Andrea J. Sep 8, 2016
Baking · Online
Verified Student
Anna is so beautiful. She is awesome. My daughter loved her session
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Anthony Aug 29, 2016
Cooking · Online
Verified Student
I purchased a lesson as a gift for my (gluten-free, vegan) girlfriend. Anna was incredibly accommodating and came up with a lesson specifically designed to suit her needs. Most importantly, she made the lesson enjoyable and the food delicious. My girlfriend loved it! Anna is great at what she does and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
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Kyle Aug 29, 2016
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Anna is a great Maestra and a lot of fun to learn from! I am learning very quickly and she helps to keep me motivated to continue working on my Espanol on my own.
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Tess Aug 23, 2016
Cooking · In home
Verified Student
I hired Anna to teach my daughter and she was excellent. My 10 year old loved her and is very excited about her next lesson!
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Abby G. Aug 12, 2016
Baking · Online
Verified Student
Anna did a great job teaching my niece. She absolutely loved her lesson. Anna was very patient. She knows her stuff. Highly recommended.
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Austin D. Aug 11, 2016
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
It is only the first lesson but so far, so good! Anna was timely, friendly, and patient with my children. Most importantly, she is knowledgeable and made learning fun :-)
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Christopher B. Jul 31, 2016
Cooking · Online
Verified Student
Anna was amazing with my son!!! She was patient and went above and beyond explaining each step and explained different ways he could use the ingredients. She came up with a great recipe that our whole family loved!!! Yummy Yummy!!!!! Thank you Chef Anna!!!!!
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Lily Jun 15, 2016
Healthy Cooking · In home
Cooking with Anna was Great! She was very helpful and patient with me and did a great job explaining everything to me step by step. It was very hands-on, she demonstrated everything for me and I followed. She taught me how to properly sear my steak and even gave me pointers for future dishes along the way. She has great knowledge about cooking different types of dishes, something that I was looking forward to because I love ALL FOODS. I will definitely look into another class from her.
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Crystal Jun 13, 2016
Baking · In home
My daughter and I had the opportunity to have an amazing in-home baking class with Anna. We chose to bake chocolate chip, oatmeal and chocolate chip, and sugar cookies. Although I had baked in the past, my daughter was always difficult and would never join me - the whole mom can't teach the child thing. I thought it would be a great mother-daughter bonding experience. I took the back seat to Anna and honestly, it was more her teaching my daughter with me mostly observing. She brought all of the items needed for the recipes and was very concise and patient with my daughter. She even stayed a little after the allotted time and went the extra mile because my daughter changed her mind and decided she did want to ice and decorate the sugar cookies. This was definitely a memorable experience and my daughter is already asking me when we/she can have another class with Anna. I cannot say enough about the experience or Anna and I firmly believe she is the best instructor, regardless of the age of the students.
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Antonio Jun 13, 2016
Spanish · In studio
I took Spanish class throughout school but now that I'm an adult I don't have anyone to practice with. I'd like to continue to improve my Spanish, because it helps me expand my client base to include spanish-speaking people. Anna is an excellent instructor. She has a very positive attitude and she listens well to my individual needs. Scheduling with her was a breeze, she seems to always make time to fit my schedule. I look forward to my Spanish lessons because I have such a great teacher!