Whether it’s from his temperamental food truck Pricilla, or off collapsible card tables, get ready to take on underground food markets, overnight bush parties, street corners and over-the-top private events with the boisterous Fidel Gastro.
Rebel Without a Kitchen
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has asked that Fidel pop-up at their Friday Night Live event. He needs to bring his A-game but he’s barely been spending time with Kyla without work being involved, and it’s begun to take its toll.
With a whole year on the road popping up and a brand new truck to roll in, business is officially booming. Fidel must figure out what are his new opportunities, new menus, next places to pop up and next steps.
The Yukon bar asks Fidel to host a restaurant take-over. With an unfamiliar kitchen, unknown servers and a full dinner service, does he have what it takes to run a restaurant?
Fidel visits the original pop-father to brainstorm some off the wall pop-up ideas. With the city as their inspiration, Fidel and the pop-father come up with a Toronto Tour Bus Pop-up. Fun? Yes. Doable? Maybe.
Fidel is taking his pop-up to the next level…into a dining room, with proper chairs, cutlery and plates! He’s been asked to pop-up for The Restaurant Club, a group of foodies that get together to try different restaurants each month.
At a University of Toronto pop-up event, Rebel Without a Kitchen star Matt Basile discovered the good and the bad of the food truck industry.
Fidel meets with food truck promoter, Suresh Doss, to discuss Fidel’s participation at the Awestruck Awards; the first food truck awards in Canada. Fidel has been nominated for Best Pop-Up.
With a couple of blisteringly hectic days to prep, promote, staff and serve Fidel still has to update his site and brand while figuring out just how much time he should be spending on the frontlines.
Rebel Without a Kitchen’s Matt Basile comes face-to-face with his own success, as well as with a hearty group of pop-up food lovers.
Rebel Without a Kitchen host Matt Basile knows the joy—and horror—of starting up a food truck. Here’s just one crazy day in the street food business.
Meet Matt Basile (better known as Fidel Gastro in the food world), the host of Travel+Escape’s new series, Rebel Without a Kitchen!