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Introducing you to our catalogue cover model and popular US Chef, Thiago Silva. This Brazilian Chef residing in Boston first caught the eye of the Chef Works USA team when named as one of the hottest chefs in America by shape.com. The USA team got the pleasure of trying some of Chef Silva’s sweets…and they’re hooked!
1. Your Restaurant/business:
Chew Innovation, a studio, lab and kitchen in Boston, MA.
2. Describe your kitchen:
It’s the greatest place on earth, magically delicious!!
3. Favourite Chef Works item and why:
All the aprons! Especially the denim ones. Comfy and sexy!
I’m currently wearing the Gramercy Denim Chef Coat – also one of my favourites.
4. First Job:
First job was at Olives NY, as a pastry cook.
5. Your Cookbook:
D.O.M. – Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients by Alex Atala.
6. Your awards/achievements:
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 speciality dish:
Just one?? The Hit Me cake, Cinnamon Roll Donut, Birthday Cake Croissants, and of course THE chocolate chip cookie.
9. Favourite dish to eat:
Dry aged porterhouse steak, and anything my mom makes.
10. Weirdest thing you have eaten:
Guinea Pig – don’t want to talk about it…
11. Favourite ice-cream:
Sweet corn ice cream – my all-time favourite.
12. Favourite drink:
Coke!! I know…I know…
13. Favourite 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. Favourite things to do outside of the kitchen:
Being with my family – wifey and the boys.
17. Latest projects:
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. Favourite city:
NYC!! No city like it.
19. Greatest indulgence:
I’ll always have room for lots of ice cream!!
20. All-time best culinary tip:
Never stop learning, put your head down and work hard!!