Cristina McCarter is a proud native Memphian with a pure passion for her city and the culinary scene. Eating local is more than a personal choice for her, it is a lifestyle. She’s no stranger to the “grit and grind” it takes to be successful. Cristina started building her own food tasting tour company, City Tasting Tours in 2016. Cristina’s main goal is to introduce visitors and locals alike to the restaurants in town that will indeed leave guests in food heaven! Her positive perspective on Memphis has led her to receive many accolades that include being named part of MBJ’s 40 under 40 Class of 2019. She has expanded the brand with City Tasting Events and co-founded Feast and Graze, a charcuterie delivery service. Most recently she co-created City Tasting Box, a curated collection of local food artisans all in one box to be shipped nationwide during Covid-19. As a Foodprenuer, her love of connecting people and communities through food continues to grow, while her events continue to gain notoriety as “Actual Cool Things to Do in Memphis in Thrillist”! Cristina’s persistence to bring local impact has landed her features in the NY Times, Fox News and more national media outlets.