Chase Hospitality Group is a premier hospitality company that develops, manages, and operates The Chase, and The Chase Fish and Oyster in Toronto. The name CHASE, is derived from, CULINARY, HOSPITALITY, ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE, and ENTERTAINMENT. The group was established in early 2013 with a vision to redefine hospitality in North America by combining thoughtful and inspired culinary experiences with genuine, approachable, and humbled service.

STEVEN SALM

President & Founder

steven@chasehospitalitygroup.com

Born and raised in New York, Steven grew up in a family with a fond appreciation for cooking, hospitality and fine food. Salm holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Hotel Management from George Washington University, located in Washington, DC. After graduating, he joined the BLT group of restaurants working under celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel. During his tenure with BLT Restaurants he had the opportunity to work in many of their concepts as General Manager. His experience with BLT in New York City included BLT Prime, BLT Fish, BLT Fish Shack, BLT Bar & Grill, and BLT Steak on 57th Street, the company´s flagship.

In 2010 Steven was most excited about the next step in his career, where he was given the opportunity to create and conceptualize e11even, the upscale steakhouse for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. While serving as General Manager of e11even, Steven was recognized as one of Ontario´s 30 under 30 by OHI and was awarded Rising Star of the Year at the Global Stadium Business Awards where he was deemed ´one to watch´.

With his impressive background in fine dining and hospitality, dating back to his training with Ritz-Carlton New York, Steven wholly understands what it takes to gain success in the industry. His sincere, thoughtful and educated demeanor along with his genuine approach has lead to a vast loyal following among guests and colleagues.

Salm is on the move again with his latest venture of opening two of his own restaurants, The Chase, and The Chase Fish and Oyster. As one of the most connected and creative minds in the industry, Steven´s loyal following is anticipating nothing but excellence.

MICHAEL STEH

EXECUTIVE CHEF

michael@chasehospitalitygroup.com

Michael Steh began his culinary life in rural Oshawa where he tended to fruit orchards and livestock. Raised by Slovenian-born parents, he had the privilege of learning from both his mother and father how to press wine, can fruits and vegetables, smoke meat and produce breads, pasta´s and desserts from scratch. Using those same methods and philosophies on food and work ethic, Michael was able to grow the Toronto food and Hospitality industry and become one of Toronto´s leading chefs.

Steh took the apprenticeship program at George Brown College in 1998 before completing five years with Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants including Canoe and Biff´s. He then went on to open a fine dining restaurant in the skiing destination of Collingwood, Ontario. Upon returning to Toronto, he spent two years as Executive Sous Chef at Splendido and then became Executive Chef at Reds.

Michael continues to blaze forward with his latest venture as Executive Chef at The Chase Toronto, set to open in Summer 2013.

Steh has been widely featured in the media including appearances on Breakfast Television Toronto and Canada AM, and with stories in national publications such as the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, The National Post, and The Globe & Mail.

Steh is a former recipient of the Top 30 Under 30 from the Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) and was inducted as a fellow of the OHI in 2010. Chef Michael was also awarded the Bronze medal at the 2010 and 2011 Gold Medal Plates Competition in Ontario.

MICHAEL KIMEL

CO-FOUNDER / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

mk@chasehospitalitygroup.com

Michael is an ambitious entrepreneur with creative business concepts and proven success. Michael graduated from the University of Western Ontario (U.W.O.) with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Michael's passion has always been start up businesses, and the keen ability to translate ideas into commercial successes. Within Chase Hospitality Group, Michael's role is geared toward new innovations, future locations, and strategic partnerships.  Michael and Steven founded Chase Hospitality Group in early 2013.

10 Temperance Street
Toronto, ON. / M5H 1Y4
647-348-7000

STEVEN SALM

President & Founder

steven@chasehospitalitygroup.com

MICHAEL STEH

EXECUTIVE CHEF

michael@chasehospitalitygroup.com

MICHAEL KIMEL

CO-Founder / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

mk@chasehospitalitygroup.com

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