Steven is a major league foodie, media personality, and the co-founder of Toronto’s hottest food events company, Foodies on Foot. He follows chefs and dining the way sports enthusiasts follow their favourite teams and athletes. From an early childhood, Steven learned the value of a well 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, in a long communal table in the basement, filled with endless plates of good food and loved ones were the norm, long before communal dining became a trend that took over many restaurants. In university, Steven began to expand his palate, and, has never looked back. He spent many years travelling to experience different cultures and the best in all things food. After having worked in business development for over a decade, he combined his passion for food, small business, and the amazing country in which we live, to create Foodies on Foot in 2012. He is an active part of the food community and a major proponent of artisan food businesses. He now spends his days sharing the food revolution that is taking place throughout the country with fellow food lovers through food festivals, events, and tours created by Foodies on Foot. Steven’s stock is quickly rising. Foodies on Foot has been featured in the Globe and Mail, Nadia G’s Bitchin Lifestyle TV, AM 640, CBC Metro Morning, BlogTO, The Grid, Gourmet Magazine, EnRoute & Virgin Atlantic, and, received the Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award in 2013 and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014.
Steven Hellmann will be the host for the Sandwich Smackdown, presented by Foodies on Foot, sponsored by Ace Bakery.