Chef Paula’s love for cooking goes back to her early days as a child in Brazil.  Growing up with a large family that loved to cook, Chef Paula became enamored with cooking traditional cuisine. For 23 years, that’s exactly what she and her family did in Brasilia, Brazil.

“Everything in her family revolves around food & everyone in the family played a part in the cooking,” Chef Paula’s husband, Marcus, explains. “On one of the first dates we had, I came to her house and had a 5 course meal.”

Chef Paula reminisces about Saturdays in Brazil, where it is customary for everyone in the community to celebrate the day by eating traditional comfort food like Feijoada. She wants to share those customs with the community of Salt Lake City.