Angie Armenise, a recipient of the 2010 Rhode Island Hospitality Chef of the Year Award, is the executive chef at Blackie’s Bull Dog Tavern.
She graduated in 2002 from Johnson & Wales University with a bachelor of science in culinary arts, and has worked at a number of restaurants, including as executive chef for the seven restaurants that were owned by the Pinelli Marra Restaurant Group, four of which she opened. She has also worked at other restaurants in Providence & Chicago, IL and at Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.
Angie says that part of her mission is to give back to the community. Toward that end, she has volunteered her time with a variety of organizations, including Share Our Strength, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, the Humane Society, March of Dimes, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Amos House, Genesis Center & The Met School.
She is the recipient of many awards including the RI Monthly “Best of Winner” in 2002,2003,2005 & 2007; NSF Corporate Liaison; Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Conference Chef 2007 and the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Local Coordinator Rhode Island 2007. Her grilled sea bass with crisp fruit avocado hash earned her a second-place finish in the inaugural Olivado International Chef Quest Cup, a competition held in 2007 in Australia and sponsored by Olivado Oil and the culinary organization Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.