Chef/ Food Advocate


Chef Bashir Munye is part of a new generation of Toronto chefs who are inspired by global cuisine while creating the future of local and sustainable food ideas.


A true global child, Bashir’s experience of food embraces many geographical and cultural boundaries

Born in Somalia, and raised in Italy, he has called Toronto home for the past 22 years. Growing up in the Mediterranean  fresh, seasonal and local foods was the norm . Chef Bashir continues this tradition through his farmers' market operations where he connects to the local farming and artisanal food business community. His approach to cooking is simple. He is a passionate advocate for promoting diverse food, representative of Toronto's multicultural communities. He believes and advocates for access to good quality food for everyone. He is currently working in food advocacy and local food literacy by engaging, educating multiethnic communities and food entrepreneurs in the accessibility of Ontario grown culturally diverse world crops.

You can find Bashir cooking at local farmers' market or at his kitchen with his Nomadic Dinner Series, where he is currently showcasing his love of African and Mediterranean cuisine.