Chef Thiago Castanho is a well-known Brazilian chef, restaurateur, and author, born on August 9, 1980, in the city of Belém, in the Brazilian state of Pará. He is considered one of the most influential chefs in Brazilian cuisine, specializing in Amazonian cuisine.

Castanho was born into a family of chefs and restaurateurs. His father, Paulo Martins, and his mother, Neuza Castanho, owned a restaurant in Belém where Castanho started working at a young age. Castanho then went on to study gastronomy in São Paulo, where he developed his skills in cooking and learned to appreciate the diversity of Brazilian cuisine.

After his studies, Castanho returned to Belém and started working with his family in their restaurant, Remanso do Bosque. He quickly became the head chef, and under his leadership, the restaurant gained national and international recognition. In 2013, Castanho was awarded the title of Best Chef in the North of Brazil by the prestigious Guia Quatro Rodas.

Castanho has also authored several books on Amazonian cuisine, including “Cozinha de Origem” and “Comida de Beira de Rio,” which showcase the diversity of flavors and ingredients found in the Amazon region.

In addition to his work at Remanso do Bosque, Castanho has also opened other successful restaurants, including Remanso do Peixe and Remanso do Bosque em Casa, which offers home delivery services. He has also been involved in various culinary events and festivals, promoting Brazilian cuisine and showcasing the unique flavors of the Amazon region.

Castanho’s passion for Amazonian cuisine and his dedication to preserving traditional Brazilian cooking techniques have made him a prominent figure in the Brazilian culinary scene, and he continues to inspire and influence the next generation of chefs.