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Silvio started cooking when he was 14 years old. While enjoying the weekends traveling and surfing the North Coast of Sao Paulo.

In Maresias Beach, he fell in love with the culinary experience of the meats and seafood. Silvio remembers the end of the afternoon he went to meet with the Fishman on the beach to source fresh fish. He walked back to the lodge, live fish in hands to create the freshest seafood recipes with vegetables, seasonings, and wraps of banana leaves on the grill.

At the local butcher shop, shop owners knew and loved Silvio., he always purchased the best cuts of meat to prepare barbeques for his friends and family to enjoy. Silvio’s BBQ’s rapidly picked up popularity, and he began getting invites to cook at parties for friends and families., Thus his love for BBQ and surfing grew! Silvio always stopped to think “Is that I want for my life? I always thought there is something else, better waiting for me…”

That is when he decided to move to California in 2000. Looking for a Californian Dream. Growing up with his father telling him  “you BBQ too much you need to work more.  The BBQing will not create a future son.” In California, his life started again. Starting with BBQs in friend’s houses Growing into his phone ringing for invites to BBQs Brazilian style. Eventually, in one of these BBQs, Silvio along with a bunch good friends and potential investors, began discussing opening a Brazilian Barbecue Catering Company. After that BBQ & Silvio never stopped and the discussion turned into a reality.

In 2003 Silvio and his friends started his first Brazilian Barbecue Catering Company in Southern California which became one of the biggest Food Vending and Brazilian Catering in LA. They attended events such as Coachella Music Festival, in which they once cooked 4,000 pounds of meat (2-tons) in one weekend.

In 2008 that grew into Silvio and his friends opening his first restaurant in Hermosa Beach called Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ. Which remains a local’s favorite!

In 2017 Silvio started Silvio Personal Chef which returns to his roots, cooking and barbecuing in his client’s houses, just has done for friends in the beginning. Now he is cooking over Malibu, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and other areas throughout Southern California.

In 2018 decide opened his Newest Catering Company TROPICALI Brazilian Kitchen, specializing at Catering for Corporations, providing the tradition Brazilian Cuisine with special touch of Chef Silvio. His small company has held large lunches throughout the Los Angeles areas, and has catered for large corporations such as Bird Rides Inc., SIEA Sony, Paramount Studios, SoFi Stadium, Fox Sports and other corporations.

Yes, he fulfilled his dreams, but Silvio never stopped dreaming.

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