Chef Thiago Silva – USA

Boston, MA

Name: Thiago Silva
Age: 31
Nationality: Brazilian
Country of Residence: United States

1. Your Restaurant/Business: 
Chew Innovation, a studio, lab and kitchen in Boston, MA.

2. About Your Kitchen: 
It’s the greatest place on earth, magically delicious!!

3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item:
All the aprons! Especially the denim ones. Comfy and sexy!
I’m currently wearing the Gramercy Denim Chef Coat – also one of my favorites.

4. First Job: 
First job was at Olives NY, as a pastry cook.

5. Your Favorite Cookbook: 
“D.O.M. – Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients” by Alex Atala.

6. Your Awards: 
Zagat 30 under 30 NYC, Food Network’s Chopped Champion, Top Ten pastry chefs in the US 2015, People Magazine’s Top 15 Hottest Chefs!

7. Your Cooking Inspiration: 
My mom & dad.

8. Your Specialty Dish: 
Just one?? The Hit Me cake, Cinnamon Roll Donut, Birthday Cake Croissants, and of course THE chocolate chip cookie.

9. Favorite Dish To Eat: 
Dry aged porterhouse steak, and anything my mom makes.

10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate: 
Guinea Pig – don’t want to talk about it…

11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: 
Sweet corn ice cream – my all time favorite.

12. Favorite Drink: 
Coke!! I know…I know…

13. Favorite Wine: 
I don’t have one yet. Hopefully that will change.

14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For: 
Julia Child, would just have been an amazing experience.

15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For: 
People who don’t appreciate food.

16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking: 
Being with my family – wifey and the boys.

17. Your latest project: 
The Birthday Cake Croissants slammed the internet and NYC, now I’m onto Boston on a new journey, to learn and grow as a chef.

18. Favorite City and Why:
NYC!! No city like it.

19. Your Greatest Indulgence: 
I’ll always have room for lots of ice cream!!

20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip:
Never stop learning, put your head down and work hard!!

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