Chef; Founder, Instituto Paulo Machado
Paulo Machado is a chef, gastronomy professor, and founder of Paulo Machado Institute, which he opened in 2010 for gastronomical research and to promote gastronomy safaris in South America. In 2015, he joined the nonprofit Forest Trends in its movement to link food, conservation, and communities to help save the Amazon. As a chef, he has worked in France, Ethiopia, Thailand, China, and Peru, highlighting the flavors of Brazilian cuisine. He served as research supervisor at the Center for Investigation on Brazilian Gastronomy, and in 2009, his Pantanal Scientific Studies Project was financed by MS Investment Fund. Machado is a Slow Food member and won Brazil’s 2015 Dólmã Prize.