Paula DaSilva

Executive Chef of 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance

Since opening 1500°, the chic farm-to-table eatery located in Miami Beach's beautifully renovated historic hotel, the Eden Roc Renaissance in October 2010, executive chef Paula DaSilva has won raves for her soulful, rustic cuisine. Just recently 1500° was singled out as the only Florida restaurant in noted food critic John Mariani's annual Esquire magazine feature, "The Best New Restaurants in America 2011."

Chef Paula DaSilva notably appeared on season five of the popular FOX reality cooking show Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. There, she was regularly spared Ramsay's wrath by virtue of her talent, dedication, passion and lack of drama, which ultimately led to her near win.
DaSilva was instrumental in creating the concept for 1500°, which deftly blends farm-to-table and classic steakhouse cookery. To execute its acclaimed cuisine she meets frequently with farmers and fishermen to obtain the freshest of ingredients and stay in touch with seasonality and even had a vegetable and herb garden planted on-site at the hotel. And her dedication has hit all the right notes with diners and critics alike. The restaurant was just voted "Best New Steakhouse" by Miami New Times and, since opening its doors, has been featured in a slew of high-profile publications including Food & Wine and W Magazine, among others.