Toronto, Canada


Steve Gonzalez has made it his mission to bring South America’s dynamic food culture to downtown Toronto. A former fan favorite on Top Chef Canada, the Colombian-Canadian has worked in restaurants for nearly three decades. He honed his craft around the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, such as mentor Chris McDonald’s Avalon, and Claudio Aprile’s philosophical Senses, Colborne Lane, and Origin. His newest concept, Baro, debuted in December 2016. There, Gonzalez fills his menus with thoughtful reimaginings of Latin American classics.