Chef Q&A: Andie Shapira

June 26, 2015

Raw fruits and vegetables are often an afterthought in restaurants. But at Freshii, those ingredients are the main event, says Andie Shapira, who leads the chain’s menu innovation and development.

“To me, it makes perfect sense: Whenever you cook fruits and vegetables, you’re killing the natural enzymes they have,” Shapira says. “You’re deactivating natural enzymes and vitamins and minerals, and they don’t have the same effect on your body as they would raw.”