RODRIGO SILVA - HEAD CHEF
After two years leading the ARCA team alongside Henrique Sá Pessoa, Head Chef Ricardo Bastos Pereira flies the nest back to Lisbon with his family to oversee Henrique’s empire of restaurants from the Portuguese capital. In his place, a familiar face, Rodrigo Silva steps up as Head Chef of ARCA Amsterdam. Yet Rodrigo is no stranger to ARCA and Henrique, having led ARCA as Sous Chef since opening and having worked with Henrique for a decade at Alma**.
Inspired from the beginning by culinary legends such as Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon and of course Henrique, Rodrigo’s passion for experimenting with unique flavour combinations, skills in exquisite food and wine pairings, and cheeky personality bring an exciting edge to ARCA’s kitchen. What gets Rodrigo going? He cherishes the anticipation that fills the air just before service starts as his team prepare to dazzle guests with an unforgettable dining experience.