Celebrated for her reign of culinary catering excellence and attention to detail, Chef Annie Prizzi is well known for her subtle fusion of classic French cooking. Chef Annie’s love of all things culinary began in her childhood kitchen where her grandmother would acquire fresh produce and meats from local shops and farmers. As a result, she has an infectious passion for food of every kind. Her passion and adventurous spirit are what have created loyal fans around the world. Chef Annie’s passion is bringing fresh seasonal dishes that are good for the plate, the palate and the planet.
A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Cornell University Management Hotel and Restaurant Master’s program and the Simone Beck Cooking School in Paris, France, Chef Annie honed her skills drawing upon 17 years international experience with the iconic Windows on the World restaurant located in New York City. She refined her culinary artistry in Costa Rica where she opened her first solo venture, the renowned Annie’s Bistro, among the country’s most desirable dining experiences. Today she is the founder and owner of Pure Life Kitchen in Southwest Florida that offers wine dinners, cooking classes, and catering for special events and private parties.
Over her celebrated her career Chef Annie has earned several awards. An additional highlight of her career was cooking alongside culinary icon Chef Jean Louis of the Watergate Hotel.