Paula DaSilva is the executive chef of 3030 Ocean at the Harbour Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, known for its delectable seafood, romantic ambiance and talented culinary team that under DaSilva’s tutelage, executes imaginative farm-to-fork dishes that highlight the flavors and freshness of South Florida’s local ingredients. Hooked on cooking since she was a child, DaSilva would help in the kitchen at her family’s Brazilian restaurants. Shortly after earning an associate degree in culinary arts from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, DaSilva appeared on season five of the Fox show Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. DaSilva was invited to be a guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City, where she shared her innovative dishes with the sophisticated palates of their members and guests, and she is a seven-time participant in the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival in Orlando, Florida. After beginning her culinary career at 3030 Ocean in 2000, DaSilva was named executive chef of 1500˚ at Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, which was the only Florida restaurant featured in food critic John Mariani’s annual article in Esquire magazine, The Best New Restaurants in America.