Mary ann allen
Executive Chef & Partner
Mary Ann Allen is perhaps best known as the Frugal Chef, a popular online personality who offers insight, tips and humor on budget-friendly, healthful eating. Millions of viewers visit her website and tune into to her YouTube videos for easy-to-follow recipes perfectly explained in Mary Ann’s signature spunky style.
Mary Ann has lived around the world, including Bolivia, the United States (New Hampshire and California), Vanuatu, and Guam. She has traveled extensively throughout South America, South Pacific Asia, and the States, experiencing the unique and exciting flavors and traditions found in these areas. Now, with North Texas as her home, Mary Ann and her team have created Arepa TX as a modern twist on traditional arepa dishes. The menu is a perfect reflection of Mary Ann’s culinary inspirations, bringing together various textures, sauces, flavors, and spices from diverse regions around the world.