Food Spin with Chef Aleem

Food Spin with Chef Aleem

Follow Toronto chef Aleem Syed as he zips around the city in his Halal and wheelchair accessible food truck, the Holy Grill.

Food Spin with Chef Aleem

Follow Toronto chef Aleem Syed as he zips around the city in his Halal and wheelchair accessible food truck, the Holy Grill.

  • In the Beginning

    In the Beginning

    Aleem revisits his past as he stops by the place where a shooting accident changed his life forever and shares his story with a group of kids at his local community centre.
  • Through Hard Times 

    Through Hard Times 

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Aleem meets another chef who has been through hard times and came out on top. Will this introspective day give the aspiring restaurant ow...
  • Montreal Gastro Tour 

    Montreal Gastro Tour 

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Aleem is inspired as he goes on a gastro tour of Montreal with a fellow chef, learning more about the city’s rich and exuberant food community. 
  • Back in Time for Brunch

    Back in Time for Brunch

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    On a quest to be a better chef, Aleem takes a trip back in time and learns to make butter from scratch at a pioneer village. Then, going ...
  • Crossroads

    Crossroads

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Aleem is at a crossroads – now that he’s successfully built his food truck business is it time to open his own restaurant? He consults his mentors to help decide what’s next. 
  • The Perfect Burger 

    The Perfect Burger 

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    A perfectionist to the core, Aleem’s quest for the perfect burger is never over. Plus, he explains the importance of community in his life. 
  • Fishing with Friends

    Fishing with Friends

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Aleem and his best buddy Aejaz re-connect with nature and go fishing on Lake Ontario; an intimate moment that highlights a new side to Aleem.
  • Eat BBQ

    Eat BBQ

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    The Holy Grill crew tests out a new brisket poutine recipe at a barbeque festival while cultivating creativity and networking with other ...
  • The Food Truck Life 

    The Food Truck Life 

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Chef Aleem’s food truck is more than just a truck, it’s a symbol of his achievements. A day at work highlights all the things he once fea...
  • Into the Woods

    Into the Woods

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Aleem visits Arianne and Gérald in Quebec’s Laurentians to forage for some wild roots, berries and plants. He is inspired by his connecti...
  • Ride on Time 

    Ride on Time 

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Being a food truck chef is tough and today’s job is proof! But, hard work pays off and Aleem feels great satisfaction as a crowd of smiling people thoroughly enjoy his food.
  • Getting to Know You

    Getting to Know You

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Aleem throws a dinner party for a few friends where he shares more of who he was before the accident, how the event changed his life, and his dream of having his own restaurant.
  • Don't Change my Recipe

    Don't Change my Recipe

    Duration: minutes and seconds
    Meet Aleem and his mother Jeelani, who inspired him to become a chef and saw him through the tough times following his accident. Traditio...