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bout me

My name is Conny Cannizzo, and my passion extends far beyond cooking. It encompasses Amore & Fantasia—the love and fantasy that accompany it!

Imagine Sicily in the 80s, where I discovered my passion for cooking at the age of 12 amidst a vibrant kitchen filled with the aromas and colors of fresh vegetables and fruits. While I pursued another passion at the time, I soon realized that cooking brought me unparalleled rewards and satisfaction.


Cooking is a pure joy for me—an effortless pursuit that fills me with immense gratification. Destiny led me to settle in Oahu, a place that epitomizes beauty and grace. It was the "Aloha Spirit" that soothed my heart and instilled in me a sense of belonging—a feeling of being truly at home.

Just as Oahu has unveiled its treasures to me, and its people have shared their love and compassion, I now aspire to share my knowledge and profound appreciation for authentic Italian cuisine. I aim to bring together the diverse styles of Mediterranean and Northern Italian cooking, each with its unique characteristics, while emphasizing the use of raw ingredients. There is so much I wish to impart.

Join me on this remarkable journey, and you will experience, taste, and learn about the vibrant flavors and vivid colors of my culinary creations! Finally, I have the opportunity to share my culture, expertise, and passion with the rest of the island.

Conny Private Chef Hawaii

Aloha, I am Conny!


Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering, a special celebration, or simply craving an extraordinary meal in the comfort of your own home, I will bring the flavors of Italy directly to your table. From meticulously curated menus to custom-tailored dishes, I strive to exceed your expectations and cater to your unique palate. Sit back, relax, and let me transform your dining experience into a culinary masterpiece.


Private Chef

Price per person for 3 courses:

Min. 2 people $200 each
3 to 6 people $140 each
7 or more people $120 each


3 course menu consists of one appetizer, one main dish and one desert of your choice.

4th course can be added for an extra fee of $40 per person


Cooking Class

Min. 2 people $200 each

3 to 6 people $140 each

7 or more people $120 each

In the cooking class you have the option to choose from a wide selection of authentic Italian dishes, where I will teach you step by step how you can also bring a piece of Italy to your home.


Custom Wishes

Do you want to surprise your significant other with a private dinner in your home or do you crave a special dish from your last vacation to Italy?


Contact us with your custom request and wishes, including type of cuisine, preferences and intolerance's.

25% non refundable deposit required at booking

*prices exclude tax and ingredients, kitchen is not provided

Cooking with amore

Sharon H.

Conny prepared a 5 course Italian meal for my family birthday celebration. Her food was as beautiful as it was delicious. Conny’s love of cooking and authentic Italian cooking skills were reflected in each dish.

Arancini di Riso: Savory Spheres of Italian Delight!

One of my specialties is Sicilian Arancini di Riso, which are made with saffron rice and filled with white mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese, and shallots. These delightful treats boast a crunchy exterior and a creamy interior. They are served alongside a luscious mushroom cream sauce and topped with a chip of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, culminating in a final touch of Traditional Balsamic vinegar of Modena.

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Where Hawaiian Passion meets Italian Flavor


Inspired by an age-old Modenese traditional dish, my tortelloni are filled with a delectable blend of ricotta and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, accompanied by sautéed spinach. Enhanced with crispy pancetta, shallots, and a touch of balsamic vinegar, this dish boasts a distinct flavor profile that beautifully balances sour, salty, and sweet notes, reminiscent of the charm of our beloved Modena town.

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I am dedicated to crafting an extraordinary dining experience tailored to your unique preferences. Together, we will create an unforgettable gastronomic journey that will leave you and your guests amazed. 


Get in touch now to secure your booking and let the feast begin! If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly at

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