Welcome to Arizona's Original Food Tour! As the first company in the state of Arizona to begin offering food tours, we have been showcasing Scottsdale's renowned culinary scene since 2009 and downtown Tempe since 2015, receiving the Trip Advisor Award of Excellence for 12 consecutive years, and the award for top rated food tour in Arizona. We got started on the simple idea, that when food, wine, culture, history, and people combine, something very exciting is born!
We work with premier locally owned restaurants, saloons, wineries, breweries, and specialty shops, all of whom partner exclusively with Arizona Food Tours. Along with signature food and drink tastings, guests receive an inside look while walking around Old Town Scottsdale and Downtown Tempe and its variety of dining options. Our local tour guides highlight things to do in the area, local history and most importantly all that goes into Scottsdale and Tempe being premier foodie destinations in the Phoenix area!
Guests from all over the world come together to enjoy amazing food and fun!
Hard to believe we are now in our 14th year on the local food tour scene!
When Arizona Food Tours was created in 2009 by my close friend Annie Hartley, I eagerly volunteered my services to help in any way possible with her initial venture into the world of food tours in Arizona.
My first ever job was working in a restaurant at age 14, and I’d continued in the path of hospitality with my jobs throughout college. When I moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2004 and my attempt at a career in marketing didn’t fully come into fruition, I immediately gravitated to the immense opportunities within the field of hospitality in the area.
Living in Scottsdale and working at the time as the Dining Room Captain at Sushi Roku inside the W Hotel, I found Annie’s idea of starting a food tour in Scottsdale incredibly appealing. Between our intricate knowledge of restaurants and connections within the local dining scene, and an appreciation for diverse cuisines combined with our passion for service, I knew we had the right recipe for success.
Initially I was able to help as a part-time tour director and continued as such for the first 2 years. In 2011 I was blessed with the chance to turn my job at Arizona Food Tours into a full-time position, partnering with Annie, and helping to create more opportunities to expand our tour services.
In 2020, I took over the lead role for the company and all its operations, but still to this day my favorite part of the job is giving the tours. It always will be. The satisfaction from happy guests with a smile and a full belly, is a simple yet most beautiful reward for all the hard work.
Hope to see you soon and happy eating everybody!!