Emily Dasilva


Emily Dasilva is a first generation Brazilian-American cook living in Portland, OR. She Graduated from Oregon Culinary Institute in 2017. When she’s not cooking at Grano Bakery and Market she’s probably drawing, reading, at a show or watching a comedy.


One sentence to describe yourself: First-generation Brazilian-American raised in Colorado

What will you be presenting on? How my mother shaped the way I cook.

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Salt is your friend!

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Probably pizza

Favorite food: Sandwiches

Recommended reading: Salt Fat Acid Heat, Bitch Planet, Cherry Bombe Magazine, Jarry Magazine

Best meals: Coxinhas (chicken fritters) served to us on a beach in Brazil. The man who was selling them walked around with a display box full of them on his head; it was dope. Thanksgivings as a kid, my parents would go all out!

Food you’d like to try: More traditional Brazilian foods, anything made by a chef that was featured on Chef's Table.