Steffen: A story of savoury success

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Steffen Marin wanted to open a food truck promoting sustainable fare so badly he could taste it.

His dream began to take shape after enrolling in Fanshawe’s Artisanal Culinary Arts program, a unique program focused on a holistic farm-to-table approach to cooking. The one-year post-graduate program gave Steffen the knowledge, connections and confidence to pursue his passion.

“The faculty are like family to me because they showed me how to succeed, “ says the 22-year old native of Mississauga. “I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without that program.”

Steffen is the owner/chef of Heirloom, a Toronto-based food truck offering a bold menu of fresh, locally sourced food. When he debuted Heirloom at a music and arts festival in June – serving up homemade chorizo sausages and braised lamb shank sandwiches – it took home the title of best new food truck.

“When I talk to customers about my past and how I got here, Fanshawe always comes up first. That’s where all this started. It’s the best decision I’ve made yet.”

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