About Anthony Strong
PRAIRIE’s chef/owner, Anthony Strong, has been cooking up innovative and delicious dishes in San Francisco for the past 12 years. He is probably best known for his decade-long stint as the former executive chef and creative director for the Delfina Restaurant Group. He opened the first Pizzeria Delfina on 18th Street in the Mission and went on to lead and manage three other outposts in Pacific Heights, Burlingame, and Palo Alto. In 2012, Anthony opened Locanda, a Roman eatery also in San Francisco’s Mission district, where he received a Michelin Bib Gourmand three years in a row. He also has spent time traveling and exploring culinary traditions throughout Japan and Italy.
Before falling in love with Italian cuisine, Anthony cut his teeth at the revered, Michelin three star French restaurant, Le Bernardin, in New York City and in kitchens throughout Minneapolis.
Prior to opening PRAIRIE, he launched Young Fava, the first chef-driven, third party, delivery-only food concept of its kind that worked in partnership with services like Caviar, Doordash, Postmates, and UberEats.
You can find Anthony on Instagram @anthonystrong.