SickKids Innovators Q&A: Steven SalmFrom one big city to the next, Steven came to Toronto from his hometown, New York City, as a trendsetting foodie and passionate philanthropist. Steven serves as the President of the Chase Hospitality Group, a leader in the Toronto dining scene, including restaurants such as Colette Grand Café and Kasa Moto, popular among socialites and young professionals.
Q: Why SickKids? What attracted you to the Innovators Program?
I felt there was a huge void in the foundation for young and well networked individuals to not only raise money and awareness, but to donate their time.
Q: Through the Chase Hospitality Group, your commitment to SickKids has gone beyond the Innovators Program to support the Centre for Brain and Mental Health with a ‘Chase An Idea Grant’. How has being part of this new initiative deepened your relationship with SickKids?
For us, it’s never about one thing or one initiative. There is a lot of work to be done, and we have an engaged and amazing loyal guest base who greatly appreciate the efforts we make inside and outside of our restaurants.