Fidel Gastro

In 2011, our founder, Matt Basile was working in advertising in Toronto dreaming of one day opening a sandwich shop. Despite his best efforts to develop a business plan that a bank would fully embrace with a loan, his lack of experience ultimately left him without funding. It was in this moment that Matt used his work ethic and creativity to develop Fidel Gastro’s as a pop-up food company – taking his food and brand across the city to breweries, food markets, special events and every fun experience in the city that needed food.


Today, the company has come a long way from those humble beginnings – operating one of Toronto’s most recognizable food truck brands, and offering unique and creative catering for weddings, corporate functions, office and home catering or any event that needs memorable and tasty food.

FAQs About Fidel Gastro

The founder of Fidel Gastro’s Street Food Company, Matt Basile is a best-selling cook-book author who has turned his underground sandwich shop into an internationally recognized brand few festivals or catering events go without.

Matt has hosted two seasons of his Netflix-aired ‘Rebel Without a Kitchen’, a reality TV series in which he travels to various North American cities in search of the best street-food-inspired food trucks and establishments.

Matt is active on Fidel Gastro’s Youtube channel, where he frequently features food personalities and participates in speaker sessions. He also posts original recipes and hosts cooking series, such as Chefs in Cars Getting Takeout and YAAA Brunch.

The house-smoked turkey breast, house-smoked pastrami, and the Nonna’s meatballs are the most popular.

Possibilities are endless, but we can suggest the house-smoked pastrami on a rich sourdough as your base, with the addition of some zesty pickles and stone-fruit mustard.