Matt Basile is the creator of the Toronto-based street-food brand, Fidel Gastro’s. What started off as a pop-up selling street-food in underground markets across the city, soon became the launch of Canada’s most recognizable food trucks. Soon after the FG team launched Lisa Marie, a brick and mortar street-food restaurant with the heart of a popup locate in Toronto’s fashion district. Matt was also the host of Travel +Escape’s Rebel Without A kitchen now available in 55 countries world wide and featured on the CBC documentary “chef in the city” and The Food Network’s “Eat Street”. Matt and his partner Kyla also released their first cookbook published by Penguin Canada in October 2014 called “Street Food Diaries”. The FG business philosophy is that food should be fun and that you have to be different to be memorable.
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