The Foodies Group

Canada’s Tastiest Food Events and Promotions.

We Create the Tastiest and Most Unique Food Events, Catering, and Promotions.

Corporate. Private. Public.



Best of Toronto Food Tour

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501 Streetcar Food Tour

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Pick-nic in the Park Food Tour

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Secret Menus & Side Streets

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Street Art and Street Food Tour

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Kris Kringle Crawl

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Supper Clubs

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Prep School Cooking Classes

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Wellness Food Tour

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Pop-Up/Food Festival

Corporate / Events / PR & Media / Promotional


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Interactive Cooking Class

Corporate / Events / Private / Team Building

Foodie Scavenger Hunt

Corporate / Events / Private / Team Building

Surf, Turf, N Sail

Corporate / Events / Private / Team Building

The people who have trusted us so far

Some fun facts about Foodies on Foot


We’ve never met a video camera we didn’t like. Join our foodie adventures on our very own Foodie TV

Diner en Blanc

Steven Hellman Interview

Foodies on Foot’s Valentine’s Day suggestions

Christmas Gifts for Foodies


A Foodie Streetcar Tour of Toronto’s Queen Street

A tasty preview of this weekend’s Delicious Food Show

Grate Canadian Grilled Cheese Cookoff 2012



Foodies in the Media


08/15 – Food Lover’s Guide to Toronto / Media

KingWest Magazine

Issue 11 – 07/15 – The Dish: Foodies on Foot / Media


03/15 – Get outside, go on a culinary adventure / Media

Michelle Quance Photography

03/15 – Foodies on Foot / Media

CHCH Morning Live

01/15 - Foodies on Foot’s Valentine’s Day suggestions / Media


11/14 - A Foodie Streetcar Tour of Toronto's Queen Street / Media

CHCH Morning Live

11/14 - Christmas Gifts for Foodies / Media

Up! Magazine

10/14 – 4 Culinary Tours / Media

CHCH Morning Live

10/14 - A tasty preview of this weekend’s Delicious Food Show / Media

Delicious Food Show

10/14 – Personalities / Media

Toronto Star

10/14 – Four Frightening Halloween Recipes / Media

01/14 – 100 Best Places to Pick Up in Toronto / Media

06/14 – 11 Must Do Outings Across the City / Media


06/14 – 2014 Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards / Media


12/13 – A Holiday Gift Guide for the Toronto Food Lover / Media

Reader’s Digest

12/13 – 10 Quirky Travel Tours Across Canada / Media

EnRoute Magazine

12/13 – The Hot List: Dec Events in Toronto + Montreal / Media

Eligible Magazine

11/13 – Better Dating Ideas / Media

T.O. See & T.O. Do

09/13 – Foodival / Media

Kat Eats Local

09/13 – Foodies on Foot: An Insider’s Look at Toronto’s Food Scene / Media

SNAP Downtown Toronto

07/13 – Fish FRYday at Market 707 / Media

Ignite Destinations

06/13 – Mobile Feast / Media

Bitchin Lifestyle TV

06/13 – You Need To Take A Food Tour / Media


Media / Spring/13 – Take 5 in Toronto

Cravings with Christine AM640

03/13 – March 31 / Media

Globe and Mail

03/13 – A food tour of Toronto's Queen Street / Media

CBC Metro Morning

03/13 – Spring Fun In the City! / Media

Revista Bleu & Blanc

03/13 – Foodies on Foot / Media

National Post Gastropost

02/13 – Wine & Dine / Media

Ontario Tourism Culinary Alliance

02/13 – Ultimate Date Night / Media

View the Vibe

02/13 – Friday’s Foodie: 10 Questions With Steven Hellmann / Media

SNAP Downtown Toronto

01/13 – Wine Tasting with Fortylicious and Foodies on Foot!! / Media


01/13 – An Evening of Wine Tasting with Fortylicious and Foodies on Foot!! / Media

Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

12/12 – It’s Here! The OCTA 2012 Gift Guide / Media

CHIC Magazine

Media / Winter/12 – Foodies on Foot 501 Streetcar Food Tour

Spotlight Toronto

12/12 – Monthly Spotlight / Media

12/12 – Gift Ideas for Foodies: Culinary Tours / Media

National Post Gastropost

12/12 – Pizza Rising / Media

Gourmet Magazine Argentina

10/12 – Toronto / Media

SNAP Beaches/Danforth

10/12 – Communal Dinner at Queen Margherita Pizza / Media

Virgin Atlantic Blog

09/12 – Beyond New York: Niagara Falls and Toronto Part Two / Media

Sandwiches to Eat Before You Die

09/12 – Pro Picks: Steven Hellmann and Cafe Plenty / Media

Peter Visima’s photos and thoughts

09/12 – Foodies on Foot / Media

The GridTO

08/12 – Don’t Miss: Insanewich! Food Tour / Media

SNAP Bloor West

08/12 – A Tasty Tour of the Junction / Media


04/12 – Foodies on Foot is the latest Toronto company to offer social dining experiences / Media

Qualifirst Foods

09/13 – 49 Delicious Gourmet Foodie Tours in Canada / Media

Freshly Pressed

Win 1 of 3 Codes to Stream Nose to Tail Film on iTunes

May 7, 2020
NOSE TO TAIL stars Aaron Abrams (HANNIBAL, BLINDSPOT) as a talented but abrasive chef struggling mightily with his personal demons and the…

The Tastiest Father’s Day Gifts

June 2, 2019
While we rightfully tend to go all out on Mother’s Day to show the special women in our life how much we…

The Tastiest Job Ever!

May 13, 2019
The Foodies Group, Canada’s most creative and published food events, promotions, and catering company, is hiring Freelance Tour Guides. The guides will:…

Made With Love Cocktail Competition – 2019 Toronto Regional Finals

March 30, 2019
Spring is here(ish). It’s time to brush ourselves off, get outside, and enjoy the delicious food and drink that makes our city…

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Your Tasty Foodies

This is our dedicated team who work day-in and day-out together to bring
our clients the most amazing projects for a digitally connected world.

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.

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Damian Harrington
Chef Extraordinaire

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Talia Chai
Wellness Food Tour Guide

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They say a creative mind always needs a challenge. Is it for this reason that Chef Damian Harrington recently took the post as in-house Chef for Foodies on Foot Catering™. The ability to constantly be creating menus around the themes and budgets of different clients is exactly the challenge that motivates a great Chef. Complacency in not in the cards for Chef Harrington.


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.


Talia is very excited to be a part of The Foodies Group™ team. She is extremely passionate about food and health, having completed the Chef’s Training Program at The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. Talia has since worked in kitchens both in New York and Toronto, including ones owned by certain French and Italian celebrity chefs…feel free to ask her all about it on your tour!


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!


Is there a minimum registration for your tours and events?

We do not have a minimum ticket enrollment. We will run the tours and events regardless of the number of people attending. When you book with us, you know the tour is guaranteed to take place, and, the event is guaranteed to take place, regardless of the number of people that register. We do have a maximum number of tickets we sell for each tour and event. Rest assured that we do not oversell our tours, to ensure that the tour remains quaint enough for everyone to be able to hear the tour guide and experience each merchant on a personal level.

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, all tour tickets must be purchased online up to the day before the event. To avoid the risk of a tour or event being sold out, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets as far in advance as possible. All major credit cards are accepted through our ticketing agent, EZ-Tix, a secure online payment system that requires no registration.

What is your cancellation policy?

All tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be rescheduled. We do allow you to transfer tickets to another party with written notice.

Is gratuity included in the price of the ticket?

Gratuity is not included in our tours, but, it is included in our other events. Our tour guides would definitely appreciate any gratuity if you enjoyed yourself on the tours, although, again, there is no obligation on your part to tip.

Can I book a private tour or event?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on customizing tours and events. Private tours can be scheduled for groups of any size. We can customize tours/events for 12-2000 people. Foodies on Foot™ enjoys customizing events. Whether for corporate events, team building, entertaining clients, conventions, bridal showers, bachelor(ette) parties, or, just a memorable occasion, we can provide you with a unique culinary tour or event for you.

Can I shop during the tour?

There will be some time to shop at each merchant that has a retail component. We definitely support the merchants that take part in our tour, and, if you enjoyed your tasting and would like to make a purchase, you are more than welcome to do so. If you wish to peruse in greater detail than the time allows, you can always return to the merchant after the tour.

What happens if the weather does not cooperate?

Our events are held rain, snow, or shine. Use your best judgement when deciding what to wear. We advise that you dress for the weather and the nature of the tour or event.

How long do your tours last?

The majority of our neighbourhood walking tours are approximately 3 hours. Food tours where we take public transit, can run anywhere from 4-5 hours.

What should I wear or bring with me?

We suggest dressing for the weather and wearing comfortable shoes. Bring a reusable water bottle that you can fill along the way as you will get thirsty. Don’t forget your phone or camera to snap some shots and help relive your memorable experience.

Where do the tours begin and end? What if I am running late?

You will receive an e-mail informing you of the meeting point for each tour and the contact information for your tour guide. The tour will not end at the same location where it begins, however, the start and end points of each tour will always be accessible by public transit or a short walk from public transit. We are happy to provide you with any directions you require.

Are pets allowed?

Due to health regulations in the restaurants and shops we visit, pets are not allowed.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We will make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions, however, we would advise that you write to us before purchasing a ticket to the tour or event if you have any mandatory dietary restrictions or allergies. We cannot accommodate for dietary restrictions that are not conveyed to us in advance.

Do you offer discounts for children and seniors?

We currently do not offer discounts for children and seniors, as the bulk of the ticket price pays for the tastings on the tour. If you are bringing a child under the age of 3 to a tour, you do not need to purchase a ticket for that child. All children aged 3 and higher will require a ticket. With regards to our supper clubs and special events, most are 19+ due to alcohol being served.

Contact Information

We bring a personal and customized approach to every event and promotion we work on.

Address: 104-75 Portland Street, Toronto, ON, M5V 2M9, Canada