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Culinary Certified Tourist Guides
- Catherine Schlicht-BangCopenhagen, DenmarkCatherine Schlicht-Bang
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- Manos Koukakis
I was born and raised on the island of Crete, Greece. I am a food-lover myself and a passionate cook, apart from being an official tourist guide and guiding for over 16 years. My guests are from all over the world and i guide them in English, Greek, or Russian. My job is my passion, that's why my list of certificates and seminars is long...in Greek Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, i am a Wine Sommelier and more. As a result, I created a tour agency in order to offer to my guests the experience of Crete through the eyes of a local.
- Helen Ord
As a member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, and a Certified Culinary Tourist Guide, Helen loves to share her own passion for Scotland's amazing scenery, rich history and fabulous natural larder of food and drink. Everyone thinks of whisky, shortbread and haggis... But Scotland is rightly famous for its seafood and game, cheeses and chutneys, traditional baking, soft fruits and wild foods - and yes, its gin! Believing that the possibilities for discovering Scotland are endless, Helen, through her company Infinite Scotland, delivers tours in Edinburgh and across the country to her discerning, delightful, inquisitive - and fun! - guests.
- Philipp MougeyVienna, AustriaPhilipp Mougey
Servus in Vienna Ladies and Gentlemen. As an official certified Austria Guide, I have the pleasure to take you through my wonderful city which is Vienna. History, culture, art, and of course gastronomy are the key words here in Vienna. Join me for a tour and you will get to know how to prepare the real Viennese Schnitzel, how to make the apple strudel and where drink the best Spritzer! I am looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna! I provides also tours in German, French and Czech.
- Catalina Echeverría BartonovaRoskilde, DenmarkCatalina Echeverría Bartonova
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- Stephen Cirello
Stephen Cirello has several years of experience leading tour groups throughout the United States. As a foodie, a storyteller and a conservationist, he takes great pride and pleasure in leading his guests through the National Parks, historic cities, and, of course, food venues. Stephen is multilingual and especially enjoys welcoming visitors from different cultures to his country. Stephen is a member of the Guild Of Professional Tour Guides Of Washington, D.C.
- Ruth Bartram
I love food. A native German, I have lived in Scotland for 25 years. Scottish food provenance is fantastic. From fresh fish and shellfish through game and beef to soft fruit and greens - we have it all in abundance. There are some wonderful places to discover this food from the Michelin star restaurant and the fish n chippy through the farmer's market to the producer. And we have not yet mentioned gin. Interested? As a qualified Scottish Tourist Guide (STGA), I will take you on a journey to bring you closer to food, history, architecture and the people of Scotland.
- Cassie TiagouThessaloniki, GreeceCassie Tiagou
I was born ,in, and live in Thessaloniki, a crossroads of flavours, in Northern Greece. I have been working since 1988 as a professional licensed tourist guide in French, German and Greek for cultural groups, I enjoy speaking with visitors and providing hospitality like they were my friends.
- Paulo CosmePorto, Portugal
- Heidi Klintemoeller Hansen
Heidi is a qualified tourist guide working in Copenhagen and the surrounding area. She carries out small group tours focusing on the personal and tailor-made experience through which she gives her guides true insight to Denmark’s history, culture and contemporary society.
- Tanya JordanDublin, IrelandTanya Jordan
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- Olexii VolkovKyiv, Ukraine
- Chloé Cazaux Grandpierre
Chloé Cazaux Grandpierre is originally from Bordeaux, France. Rocked by the golden star, she saw the lagoon of Tahiti and the wind of San Francisco before returning to her roots. Linked to her city and her region, it's the terroir that makes her heart beat. She launched Chloe&Wines blog in 2012 before creating her company of the same name in 2013.
Chloé has more than one string to her bow: certified guide (Vice President of the Association of Guide of Nouvelle-Aquitaine) but also chauffeur-driven car, she graduated in wine (currently WSET4 student) without forgetting a unique specialty - she is Japanese Saké Sommelier. Chloé is proud to be member of prestigious associations like the sommelier association, the Brotherhood of Bontemps, WomenDoWine and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
She proposes tailored journeys to distinguished clients. Each experience is created to marvel at our landscapes beauty, at our culture greatness, at our gastronomy richness and at our wines finesse. These journeys are created for epicureans, French or foreigners, private individuals or professionals. Whether it is for a day or a week, Experiences by Chloe&Wines answers their thirst of discovery.
- Mike James
Mike has been a tourist guide since the 1990s and qualified as a Culinary Certified Tourist Guide in 2019. He is the proud owner of Savouring Bath, providing culinary sampling tours of the UK's UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath which has long been a culinary destination, especially in the 18th century. Famed for its Roman Baths and Jane Austen connections, Bath today boasts a huge range of artisanal businesses, producing & retailing new and interesting food & drink, many of which are owned & operated by leading figures in their respective fields, championing their corner of the culinary industry.
- Tatiana Lupascu
I like to travel and meet new people. I graduated with a degree in Economics of Trade, Tourism and Services. I work in a travel agency as a national tourist guide, tour planner and tour leader across the EU. I like to travel across Republic of Moldova as a Tourist Guide and tell stories connected with our traditions. And, of course, our tradition includes gastronomy. The food that we eat today is the result of yesterday's history. I guide in English, Italian, Romanian and Russian.
- Klio KornilakiHeraklion, Crete, GreeceKlio Kornilaki
I have been working as a tourist guide for 30 years. I guide in English, Spanish and Italian. I’m also certified as a T-guide for people with special abilities. I’m so lucky to live in Crete which is world famous for the Cretan cuisine. If you are a passionate food lover and you want to learn more and experience the secrets of Cretan cooking l would be delighted to be your guide. Book a tour with me now and start an exciting voyage to the ocean of smells and flavors!!
- Anastasia Michailidou
Michailidou Anastasia (Natasa) is an archaeologist-museologist and a licensed tourist guide. She has been living in and exploring the area of east Macedonia and Thrace the past 13 years, working mainly with cultural organisations and shadow theater groups. In her tours she is taking advantage of the power of folktales, by creating new tales written for archaeological sites and monuments, for children and adults. Food and beverage tours are one of the specialized tours provided.
- Mary O'LearyCounty Cork, IrelandMary O'Leary
Qualified National Tour Guide Ireland with Private Driver License
- Cairin O'Connor
Cairín O'Connor is a National Tour Guide and Travel Planner for Ireland. She set up Ireland Less Travelled Tours to offer itinerary planning and bespoke Private Tours to couples, families and small groups. Cairín knows the Hidden Ireland well from her time marketing Irish Farmhouse Cheeses and artisanal food and drinks. The Culinary Tourist Guide Certification which she holds has allowed Cairín to focus on expanding the range of Gastro Tours to showcase artisan food experiences and craft distilleries many of which are family enterprises located along the scenic peninsulas and in historic towns all over Ireland. Cairín's bespoke Tours and Events appeal to Tourists and locals alike.
- Marion ImbertParis, FranceMarion Imbert
I’ve been a guide several years now, and I love it more every day! In Paris I tend to specialize in art, and in food and wine in Bordeaux. Our national and regional heritage is fabulous, but that’s not quite enough; having worked many years in a Private Bank, I am quite aware quality is a major criteria. Being sincere and honest doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have fun, so join in !
- Alina Tomer Giurgiu
Alina has been working in tourism since 1995, having worked as a travel agent, manager, trainer and even representative of the Romanian Ministry of Tourism. Today she works as a professional tourist guide. Alina feels that the best way to understand a country is through its traditions, which include food. Alina serves as an ambassador of our Association in Romania.
- Anton Permogorov
Anton is a tour guide, who is accredited to deliver tours in Moscow and the Russian countryside. He delivers bespoke and private foodie and sightseeing experiences that include visits to the Red Square, Kremlin, Armoury Chamber, St. Basil’s Cathedral and many more for guests from all around the world. If you want to try Real Russian Food, or are looking for the restaurants where locals go, Anton is your guy. He’s a real food lover who loves talking about Russian culinary culture, traditions and habits of his country. When not working, he often travels to remote places – his next food dream destinations.
- Wika Trel
If I tell you, you will forget.
If I show you, you may remember.
If I involve you, you will understand.
As a certified National Guide I will unfold the heritage of The Netherlands for you: in museums, cities, villages and polders. Stories and foods go well together; during my culinary tours you will taste them both. From simple treats to gourmet finesse.
I am self-employed and define deliver my tours in line with the-art-of-guiding principle. I believe in Tourism for All, so gentle-walks as well as tours catering for guests with various tastes, diets and accessibility needs are possible too.
- Eftychia (Efi) KalampoukidouGreece
- Evi ZisidouThessaloniki, GreeceEvi Zisidou
My passion for our heritage, history and culture can be traced back a long time ago. I studied History and Archaeology, in 2013 I completed my master in Balkan History and at the same time I became a professional licenced tourist guide. The reason? I like getting people excited about things I’m excited about. Through my eyes I try to present all aspects of of ancient and modern life, nature, gastronomy, religious sites, architecture in Greece.
- Katri KulmGran Canaria, Spain & EstoniaKatri Kulm
- Jorgen Hartogs
I provide tours in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in English, Flemish, Dutch and German. I’m a fully qualified guide as well as a fully qualified chef and historian. Speciality: Archaeology, Celtic Mythology & Spirituality, City Touring, Contemporary Irish Music & U2, Distilling & Brewing, Food & Gourmet , GAA & Irish Sports, Hiking, History, Irish Literature, Pilgrimage & Religious Tours, Politics & Current Affairs, Tour Management, Traditional Irish Music & Irish Dance, Walking Tours.
- Irene McGraneDublin, Ireland
- Stephen CribbInverness, Scotland, United KingdomStephen Cribb
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- Suzanne ColeDublin, IrelandSuzanne Cole
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- Mette Thornval
Take a bite of Copenhagen and its surroundings which are full of exciting, dramatic and passionate stories. I cannot wait to tell you the stories, introduce the tastings and show you the colors of Copenhagen and Denmark. My goal is to give you a personal experience of Danish history, culture and food tasting during your stay in Copenhagen. Set time aside for a traditional Danish Smørrebrød during the tour. You will not regret it! I have a masters degree in History and Communication and work as an authorized and qualified guide with a great passion for telling stories about Denmark, Danish culture and Danish food and drinks traditions.
- Martina GuadagnoFlorence, ItalyMartina Guadagno
I started traveling by myself when I was 15 and I had incredible studying experiences abroad, like in South Africa, Switzerland, Germany. After I graduated in International Relations and Asian Studies and after I spent a semester in China to improve my Chinese language skills, I came back to Italy and took the license to become a tour guide of Florence and the surrounding province. These trips helped me improve foreign languages and understand other people culture and habits. Moreover I have always loved being surrounded by people to share our stories and our ideas and this is one of the reasons why I decided to become a tour guide. In my tours, food and wine are often present because I think the best way to understand a different culture is through its food. Plus I love eating!
- José Manuel Hoyos SánchezCanatabria, SpainJosé Manuel Hoyos Sánchez
MA in History (Universidad de Cantabria, 2003). Native Spanish and C2 in spoken English (London Trinity College, 1996). I’ve been working as Tour Leader along Spain and Portugal (2007-2015) and across the EU (2015-2018). In 2019, I got my Local Guide licence in Cantabria (where I was born). I’m still ready to improve my knowledge.
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Our guide certification launched at the end of 2019. Those guides who have allowed their information to be published can be found on this page. Please keep in mind that not all tourist guides are allowed by their employers to promote themselves publicly, so this is a partial list of our Certified Culinary Tourist Guide graduates.
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