Fil Bucchino is a Florence born, Toronto-bred, ex-punk-rock-playing, documentarian, educator and entrepreneur, who is “Obsessed with Olive Oil.” (The name of the award winning documentary that he hosted and co-produced.)
Fil collaborates with many of the top culinary personalities and institutions around the world, he is steady fixture as a judge at international olive oil competitions, and a contributor to various olive oil publications including the Brazilian Olive Oil Guide and Andrea Perini's "Trenta Gocce".
Enrolled in the International Register of ONAOO Professional Tasters, and appointed by ONAOO to represent the renowned school's first international chapter in Canada in 2017, Fil is one of few international tasters registered in the Italian National Directory of Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Experts at the C.C.I.A.A. of Florence.
In 2016, Fil founded Abandoned Grove, with the sole goal to protect the grove; family, friends, culture, community, and wellness - and promote the uses and advantages of high quality extra virgin olive oil in cuisine, and in one’s life.
“To me, olive oil embodies the soundtrack of a life well lived.”