Silvia Baldini is a best-selling author, a classically trained Italian-born chef, a Chopped Champion on Food Network, and a culinary entrepreneur. She is knowledgeable and passionate about sustainable food, and she holds the belief that wholesome ingredients and traditional wisdom combined with technology will be the key to living a happy and healthy life. Silvia is an exceptional and passionate speaker, storyteller, educator, a vibrant creator, product developer, food entrepreneur and a women’s rights advocate.
Silvia established her creative food group, Strawberry and Sage, and she appears on TV including Food Network. She works with global food companies interested in thinking outside the box and developing AI, educational and culinary platforms. Silvia collaborated with LG to advance the development of smart recipes with artificial intelligence technology.
Her newest cookbook, “Les Dames d’Escoffier New York Cookbook. Stirring the Pot.”, which features 76 family recipes from the most accomplished women in the culinary world, was released on September 18, 2023 and it’s one of the #1 cookbooks on Amazon. She is also the author of the e-book, “Room at the Table; Recipes from the Heart”. Her recipes have been published in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Parents Magazine, Saveur, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and La Cucina Italiana. She is featured in Forbes, Tech Crunch and Entrepreneurial Chef.
She held positions at Michelin-starred kitchens, and she worked as a cook and a chef in London, NYC and CT restaurants, including the Ritz and Ottolenghi for 5 years. Silvia is also the chef behind Grace Farms Foods’ socially conscious chocolate chip cookies. She collaborated with Grace Farms to create and produce their first Fairtrade America chocolate chip cookie.
She is a proud member of Les Dames Escoffier, NY, a Founding Advisory Board Member at Grace Farms Foods, a member of the Board of Advisors and the Scientific Director at Tasteitalian!, a brand that supports and grow the excellence of Made in Italy internationally.
Upon graduating, she moved to New York to work in advertising, where she had a distinguished and award-winning career as an art director on Madison Avenue in NYC and in Chicago, IL. Born and raised in Turin, Silvia, Silvia’s formative years in Italy instilled in her a passion for the culinary arts, which led her to pursue culinary training.
Silvia received her Bachelor of Arts in advertising, branding and design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She trained at the International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City, Received her Master of Management Hospitality (MMH) from Cornell University, and her savory culinary degree in grand cuisine, culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu in London, UK.
Silvia lives in CT with her mathematician husband, and two perennially famished teenagers.