Leave it to us to make you the office hero. We put together the most unique corporate events and festivals. Looking for a special way to celebrate an occasion? We’ll put together an event you will never forget for your birthday, Bachelorette party, anniversary, or any other special occasion.
We are an active part of the food scene and love to create unique events for the public to experience. We curate everything from award winning food tours right through to major food festivals.
The tour was amazing and Steve was such a great host. He was very knowledgeable of the area and the stops on the tour. The food was delicious and I would definitely do another tour. It was well worth the money.
Attended the chef series at Vertical last night and it was fabulous! Fabulous food, fabulous wine paring and made great new friends! Can’t wait for the next one.
Our group had an absolutely FABULOUS time!!!! Raves galore and I believe it was the highlight of their trip! MY THANKS to YOU!!!
Steven Hellmann is a major league foodie. He follows chefs and dining the way sports enthusiasts follow their favourite players. From an early childhood, Steven learned the value of a home cooked meal. Born and raised in Toronto, to a working class family of Italian and German decent, his mother would spend countless hours at the end of a work day in the kitchen, ensuring that each dish was made from scratch with love and the freshest ingredients. Big family dinners filled with endless plates of good food and loved ones were the norm. You could say this was the original communal dining.
In university, Steven began to expand his palate, and, has never looked back. Having traveled the world to experience the best in all things food, he shares his passion, and, the amazing food revolution that is taking place in Toronto, with fellow food lovers through The Foodies Group™. His passion has translated into knowledge, having been published in countless international magazines, local and national newspapers, and having appeared as a guest on local and national television shows.
If trapped on a desert island, a meal consisting of fresh hot boule (you would need the carbs with all the labour), a perfectly cooked medium-rare rib eye, herb roasted fingerling potatoes, bocconcini and tomato salad, washed down with a local KLB Framboise, would do the trick, however, he saddens thinking that he would have to limit himself to one meal over and over with all the great food to experience.
Having been mentored by the best classically trained chefs in the Toronto food scene, including Chef Fred Reindl, Chef Marc McEwan, and Chef Arpi Magyar, he mastered the skills of Traditional French Cuisine, Mediterranean Cuisine, and Pacific Rim Cuisine. Having worked thought the best kitchens in Toronto, including roles as Chef Tourant at Splendido, Chef Tourant at North 44, and Head Saucier at ByMark, to name a few, Chef Harrington decided to expand his repertoire by taking a stint in the Caribbean, as an Executive Banquet Chef at the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall, and, Chef Du Cuisine at Grande Lido Braco. His 5 year tenure in the land of milk and honey gave Chef Harrington the opportunity to create cutting edge Caribbean cuisine and add another cooking style to his repertoire.
Returning home, Chef Harrington moved to one of the food capitals of the world, Niagara, where he directed the Crowne Plaza culinary team, including Chef Massimo Capra’s Rainbow Room, for 3 years as an Executive Chef, and, followed that with a position as the Executive Chef at The Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake, part of the Vintage Hotels Collection.
He brings his world class experience to his most creative role to date with The Foodies Group™. Since no two events are ever the same, Chef Harrington’s creativity is able to flow freely. Whether customizing intimate dinners for high-end clients, private dining experiences, cooking classes, or, working on the abundance of creative events that Foodies on Foot puts together, Chef Harrington’s creativity is hitting new heights. In fact, we were just named Best Caterer in Central Canada, nominated by the top event planners across Canada.
As a Holistic Nutritionist Talia works with clients implementing food and lifestyle changes to help them achieve their most beautiful skin. Her favourite healthy foods are avocados and leafy greens and her favourite ways to indulge almost always involve chocolate. She loves exploring Toronto in search of the best restaurants and patios and can’t wait to take you around on your next Foodies on Foot tour!
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