Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Anabella started playing in the kitchen at a very young age, she was 8 when she opened her first cookie and lemonade stand. She moved to NYC to pursue her career in advertising, but the cooking "bug" was still alive. While working she enrolled at ICE - Institute of Culinary Education, and graduated with honors. Anabella spent time in the kitchen at Butter and Perilla in NYC, and cooking for events with Olivier Cheng.
She lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.