November 3 - 3:30 pm
Matt Basile is the creator of the Fidel Gastro’s street food company. In 6 years they’ve gone from underground sandwich pop-up to internationally recognized food brand. With a growing business of food trucks, a restaurant, multiple quick service locations, festival booths and a massive catering division, Matt is always trying to be different in an industry steeped in tradition. Matt is the author of the Canadian Bestselling, Street Food Diaries and in September 2018 will launch his second book “Brunch Life”. He has also hosted two seasons of his internationally sold television show “Rebel Without A Kitchen” which now appears on Netflix in Canada, USA, South Africa, Europe and UK, India and Australia. Matt currently collaborates with brands and food personalities on his popular YouTube channel and participates on numerous advisory boards’ speakers sessions. Matt most recently helped launch June’s eatery, the world’s first pop-up restaurant where the chefs were all HIV+ in an effort to smash HIV/ AIDS related stigmas. The project received global praise within the health community and news coverage.