Pastry Chef Thiago Silva of Catch - Biography

New York, NY

August 2013

Brazilian-born and Queens-raised, Thiago Silva is all pastry chef. Baking since he was 13, Silva’s first exposure to professional pastry came during high school, when he entered Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) through which he interned at pastry temple Fauchon. After he graduated, he soon earned a position with his mentor, Pastry Chef Alfred Stephens of Olives. After three years at Olives, Silva moved on to Abe & Arthur, an EMM Group restaurant. Demonstrating his talent, Silva has since become executive pastry chef for the group, overseeing dessert programs at Catch, The General, Lexington Brass, Abe & Arthur’s, and Catch Miami. Silva also has established himself as a top-tier cake decorator, going all out with designs that incorporate moving parts, fog machines, and confetti explosions.