About Katherine Aucena

Hi! I’m Katherine Aucena, a former system programmer turned professional chef after graduating with honors from The French Culinary Institute. I am the creator of Fresalina, a cooking and home living website that is part of the BlogHer Publishing Network. I’ve worked for several TV shows. That is where my love for television started.


I am currently finishing a bachelor of arts in Journalism from Montclair State University. I consider myself an eternal student because I will never stop learning. I always say, the more you know, the better you are.


What you see here on Fresalina is basically what I am craving for (no matter the season,) the things I do in my life like decorating, painting (I love painting walls), my dogs, gardening and the list goes on.


I enjoy making tomato fondue, poisson en papillote and sautéed breast and braised leg of duckling with orange sauce. I love any veal stock based sauce, and by love, I mean I am obsessed with it and would eat it like soup. Just ask my former culinary classmates. They would confirm it.

I also love the radio, TV and writing for the media.

Thank you so much for visiting Fresalina. Have yourself a lovely day!

All the recipes/content on Fresalina, Fresalina TV are developed by Katherine Aucena unless otherwise noted.