Chinese-American Anita Lo is the Chef/Owner of Annisa in New York. A graduate of both Columbia University and the Ritz-Escoffier culinary school in France, Lo has worked under noted chefs including David Bouley, Michel Rostang and Guy Savoy. Lo has also worked through all the stations in the kitchen of Chanterelle, as chef at Maxim’s in New York and at Mirezi, a Pan-Asian restaurant where she made her mark.
Since opening Annisa in 2000, the restaurant has garnered much praise and Lo has won acclaim as one of ten “Best New Chefs in America” by Food & Wine magazine, “Best New Restaurant Chef” by Village Voice as a top contender in season one of Top Chef Masters.
In October 2011, Lo released her long-awaited first cookbook, Cooking Without Borders, which highlights her passion for bringing simple, multicultural flavors to her American kitchen.