Fil Bucchino is a Florence born, Toronto-bred, ex-punk-rock-playing, BSc holding (BioMedical Sciences), documentarian and entrepreneur, who is “Obsessed with Olive oil.” (The name of the award winning documentary that he hosted and co-produced.)
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.
A constant contributor to the Brazilian Olive Oil Guide and judge at international olive oil competitions, Fil collaborates, nationally and internationally, with many of the top culinary personalities and institutions in the world.
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.”