Pastry Chef Instructor

When Chef Claudia Silva first went to University in Chile, she wanted to build highways and bridges. But once she discovered her passion for food and feeding people, the trajectory of her life changed forever. After 20+ years of working professionally in New York City, Barcelona, San Francisco and Santiago, she returned to her alma mater in 2006 and is now ICC’s Pastry Lead Instructor–a position she treasures because it gives her a chance to “learn from students every single day.” She credits success in the culinary field to discipline and dedication. “It’s not enough to LIKE to cook or bake. First feel passion for this profession.”