In other words: Everybody eats!
It’s easy to talk about food with strangers—even if you don’t share a lick of language in common. And it’s incredible what you can learn about a place just by strolling past market stalls, or even down grocery store aisles.
That’s a travel truth I really learned after I opened my own catering business in 2002. When I wasn’t cooking up creative meals for my clients, I was traveling the world for culinary inspiration to bring back home. With my chef’s eye—or, really, palate—leading the way, I would seek out experiences that were deeply rooted in a sense of place. And nine times out of ten, those experiences involved food!
From hunting for banana ketchup in St. Kitts, to tasting some life-changing whipped burrata in a bustling Madrid market, my culinary encounters were consistently the highlights of my trips—and they almost always lead to me swapping kitchen stories with the farmers at the market, the pastry chefs leading my macaron classes, or the waiters shaving truffles over my pasta.
With Gipsy Gourmet Adventures, I decided to combine my first two loves, food and travel—don’t tell my husband he’s in third ;)—so I could show more foodie travelers the delectable side of their destinations.
Because all too often, those life-changing culinary travel moments aren’t in the guidebooks. Through my industry connections and first-hand travel experiences, I’m able to uncover these “off-menu” adventures for you. And since everybody’s palate is different, your culinary travel journey will be uniquely tailored to what you want to see, do, and taste.
So if you believe the quickest route to discovering the heart of your destination is through the stomach—I think we’d get along!
And I invite you to connect on your complimentary planning call, so I can learn more about the mouth-watering journey you’re craving. Click below to schedule your call—I can’t wait to connect!
Get to Know Jennifer: 5 Fast Facts
I’m a total Francophile—I’ve been to France 50+ times, visited nearly every department, and have lost count of how many macaron classes I’ve taken!
In honor of my 50th birthday year, I spent most of 2019 living out of a suitcase, hitting up Paris, Tahiti, Churchill, Manitoba, Los Cabos, Spain and more.
My favorite restaurant in the world? Guy Savoy in Paris—though sometimes I’ll go to the Las Vegas outpost when I need my foie gras fix.
Besides the food scene, I love to explore museums and galleries when I travel (I was an art history major in college).
I try to hit up a grocery store in every place I visit—what they stock and how it’s all packaged is always so revealing.