Former restaurant owner, caterer and proprietor Pamela Silvestri graduated from Bryn Mawr College and built a career in the food service profession.

In 2006 she sold her Michelin-rated eatery to join the Staten Island Advance where she writes about the industry. An award-winning reporter for her beat, she established a daily human interest column in the pandemic which chronicled the supply and demand shifts in the economy. Pamela lives in West Brighton with her husband, a chef and their two boys.