Chef, mother, wife, business owner, blogger, art director, activist and recent Chopped champion.
Following a distinguished and award winning career as an art director on Madison Avenue, Silvia pursued culinary training at ICC in NYC and Cordon Bleu in London. She worked at Michelin-star kitchens in Europe, the Ritz Carlton in London, and Ottolenghi. She then founded, her now established creative food group Strawberry and Sage in CT, She is the writer of the blog Silvia’s Trays. Silvia has appeared on local TV, national TV and Food Network shows. After Chef Chris Santos declared her dessert: “The best dessert on this show ever,” she became the first professional woman chef in Connecticut to win Chopped, the award winning show on Food Network. She has returned on Food Network as one of 16 chefs competing in the last season of Chopped Champions. Her work and recipes have been mentioned and published among others publications in Bon Appetit, Parent Magazine, TeenVogue, Readers Digest, Thrillist, CTBites, the Jamie Oliver food revolution blog, The James Beard blog, Ct Post, and many other national and international publications.
Silvia is featured in a series of videos and in articles in Saveur. She makes appearances on morning TV shows on ABC channel 8, CNN and DR OZ.
She is frequently a key speaker and a leading panelist and she is an expert and adviser with extensive experience in the food and media industry.
She is also a member of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance.
Silvia is the proud mother of two beautiful and always hungry children.