A Philadelphia native, Anthony graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He started his formal career in his hometown working in the kitchens of Dilullo Centro and the Germantown Cricket Club. Also, Anthony has led kitchens as Executive Chef at Philadelphia Fish & Company in Philadelphia, Christopher's in Phoenix, Arizona and the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, California.
In 2003, after relocating to Alabama, Anthony introduced Birmingham to his first restaurant, AMBA, as Executive Chef and Partner. AMBA received strong local recognition receiving four stars in The Birmingham News. In 2005, Anthony opened (local) restaurant and cocktail bar. (local) quickly received four stars in the Birmingham News, then won "Best New Restaurant" by Birmingham Weekly. Anthony was voted one of the "Top Three Chefs" and (local) was voted one of the "Top Three Restaurants" in subsequent years also by the Birmingham Weekly. (local) garnered outstanding reviews from Birmingham Magazine, The Birmingham News, Portico Magazine and was featured in Bon Appetit, Cooking with Paula Deen and the New York Times. While at (local) Anthony was invited to head the "Best of Birmingham" dinner at the James Beard Foundation in New York City. While in Birmingham, Anthony co-founded AMI Group, offering consulting services to smaller, independent restaurants and restaurant groups. AMI continues to operate today.
On January 20, 2015, Anthony competed and won in season 2 of the CNBC network show "Restaurant Startup". He pitched an modern American restaurant that he wanted to open in his hometown of Philadelphia. The show, billed as "The Comeback Cook" profiled Anthony, his 30 year friendship with his teammate and the custody battle that led him to sell his businesses in Alabama. Beating out the #1 food truck in Atlanta, Anthony got to test out the concept which garnered the first customer food survey of 100% on the show's history. Hosts and Investors Joe Bastianich and Tim Love both offered deals to Anthony.
Anthony lives in the Philadelphia suburbs and is a proud single parent to his son, Steven. His company, AMI Group, participates with Meals on Wheels in Delaware, Susan G. Komen and various autism related charities.