Degrees and Certifications:
•Graduate, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, Shamokin Pa. •Graduate, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Associates Degree in Food and Hospitality Management and Certificate in Culinary Arts Williamsport Pa. •American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef •Pennsylvania Dept of Education and Temple University Vocational 2 Certification •National Restaurant Association, ServSafe Istructor/Proctor •Adjunct Professor, Luzerne County Community College , School of Hospitality Management Nanticoke Pa.
Mr. Stephen J. Anania
Chef Stephen J. Anania C.E.C. is a 1990 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology, holding an Associate’s Degree in Food and Hospitality Management and a Certificate in Culinary Arts. Prior to that he attended and graduated from “Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School” where he held the positions of Football Tri-Captain and Student Council Vice President.
The first 20 years of Chef Steve Anania's career is where he gained the bulk of his knowledge and skills as he held the position of Sous Chef then eventually rising to the rank of Executive Chef at the Valley Country Club, located in Conyngham Pa. He held the position of Executive Chef at the VCC for 10 years, before moving forward with his career. Prior to that he was the evening Chef De Cuisine at the Sheraton Inn of Danville Pa.
He has been a proud member of the American Culinary Federation, Professional Chefs of Northeastern Pa for over 25 years achieving the status of Certified Executive Chef. In this time he has served on various Presidents appointed committees and has held many executive offices. Currently he holds the title of First Vice President of the ACF PC of NEPA. He has been involved in many charitable association fundraising events and serves to promote and foster the spread of Culinary Education. He has also competed in and won many local and state wide “Hot Foods” competitions. He is a ServSafe certified instructor/proctor and serves on many local advisory boards and committees as well as an adjunct instructor at the Luzerne County Community College's School of Hospitality Management. He is a proponent of Culinary Education and eagerly spreads his knowledge and experiences when and where they are most useful in order to enrich the Culinary Profession.
In his spare time he is an avid "Exercise Aficionado", and enjoys spending time with family and friends.