Meet the Grilling Gourmet!

“All foods can be touched by smoke and fire…”

…and with this begins the journey of Steph the Grilling Gourmet®.

Chef Stéph Legari, also known as Stéph the Grilling Gourmet, is a graduate of the Culinary Management Program at George Brown College in Toronto.  He has been in business since 2002. 

His passion and experience of all foods cooked over smoke and fire has made it possible for him to develop not only a line of spice blends but also a wide variety of gourmet foods and drinks on many different grills and smokers.

He has hosted three different grilling shows on Rogers TV, made many guest appearances on television and answered calls on radio.  He has received numerous awards and was featured in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper. 

His busy catering and demonstration career focused on corporate and private functions at diverse locations including overseas.

In 2023, Chef Legari has returned as a teacher to his kitchen at Capital BBQ as the Resident Chef. 

He is also Professor of the art, history and practical application of cooking over smoke and fire at Chef Ric’s in Ottawa where he teaches a new group of students who wish to develop a bright future in the culinary world. 

Since 2008, Steph the Grilling Gourmet® has appeared on TV, radio and large events. He is the creator and host of his own show and the popular “Grill This, Smoke That” show seen on cable TV and on the Internet.

Like all true artists, Steph continues his quest to educate himself and share his expertise with his many friends and fans. He has many new and exciting projects in the works. Stay tuned, and Keep The Fire Hot!”