UCC couldn't be more excited to announce another one of our special guest judges - Chef Matt Basile. If you've eaten at Fidel Gastro or Lisa Marie you've experienced some of Toronto's best underground street food and brunch offerings. He'll be helping crown the winner of our first chef battle of 2016 featuring Chef Terry Port vs. Chef Harrison Hennick. Tickets are going fast, save $5 and purchase yours online today.

Rebel Without a Kitchen: More on Chef Matt Basile

Matt Basile is the President and Creator of the Toronto-based street-food brand Fidel Gastro Street Food Co. What started off as a pop-up selling street-food in underground markets across Toronto has now evolved into 2 successful restaurants.

4 years ago he started Fidel Gastro's in Toronto as a sandwich popup and from there grew it to Canada's number 1 food truck. Their Queen West restaurant Lisa Marie has been rocking the street-food and brunch game hard for 3 years while hosting a slew of events out of the space and had been featured on "You Gotta Eat Here", CBC's "Chef in the City" and ETalk Canada's trendiest spots in Canada segment. 

Matt hosted 2 seasons of his on TV show, Rebel Without A Kitchen which sold internationally to the Cooking Channel in the U.S. And FoodNetwork Asia. His first cookbook Street Food Diaries was published last October by Penguin Publishing. Chef Matt and his partner recently launched their own YouTube kitchen studio.