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Culinary Institute Grad, Talented Chef Dies At 24

Michael Prisciandaro
Michael Prisciandaro Photo Credit: Contributed

Michael Prisciandaro of North Salem, a talented chef in New York City who received numerous promotions, died on Saturday, July 14. He was 24 years old.

He was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and worked as a chef at Le Bernardin in Manhattan, where he was promoted nine times.

His giftedness excelled in the culinary arts. He exuded much love and pride in preparing gourmet meals, both professionally and personally. His favorite dish to cook was octopus.

His travels to Italy and Asia helped to further develop his understanding of the food preferences and preparations within different cultures.

His love of creativity included works of art and playing the drums. He was an avid runner and a strong believer in physical fitness.

He was born in Yonkers on Dec. 13, 1993.

He was described by family and friends as caring and kind, smart and talented; he had a heart of gold and was an exemplary son, grandson and brother.

He is survived by his mother, Karolyn Prisciandaro; his father, Manny Prisciandaro; sister, Elena and brother-in-law, Luke; brothers, Nicholas and Zachary; grandmothers, Francis Hazim and Francesca Prisciandaro.

He is predeceased by his grandfathers Isaac Hazim and Giuseppe Prisciandaro.

He also is survived by his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to either or both of the following: Friends of Recovery ( FOR-NY.org ) and/or Drug Crisis in Our Backyard ( DrugCrisisInOurBackyard.org ).

Visiting hours will be at Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home at 288 East Main St., Mount Kisco from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 19.

The funeral mass will follow on Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Mount Kisco. Burial will follow immediately in the family plot at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, where he will be laid to rest.

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