Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. -Seneca
Learning through travel...
is one of the most effective ways to enhance understanding about a subject, increase productivity, and strengthen professional and personal relationships.
Trend Journeys are meticulously curated culinary tours for professionals in the food and beverage industry.
Each trip is individually planned to be fun and inspiring, while at the same time offer curious participants an immersive, hands-on educational experience focused on delivering a deeper understanding about a location, its ingredients, cooking techniques, farming and food production practices, research and development work, culinary traditions, and of-the-moment trends.
Trend Journeys are insider tours ideal for companies and individuals who want to do a deep dive into a country in order to:
- enhance their work at home
- more effectively connect with savvy consumers
- offer more compelling storytelling in their marketing campaigns
- learn about ingredients and cooking techniques on the cusp of becoming global trends
- provide a team-building experience for their employees
- give their top clients an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience that will strengthen their brand loyalty
- connect to industry professionals within a country
- bolster their research and development work
- have the time of their lives while eating the world's most inspiring food!
I am intimately familiar with the nations where I host Trend Journeys.
Over the course of of traveling to, writing about, and sometimes living in these countries, I have developed close, personal relationships with chefs, food scientists, beverage experts, journalists, historians, academics, food producers, and farmers who have shared with me the stories, ingredients, techniques, and ingredients that have shaped their nation's culinary identity.
These are insider trips for curious people that dig deep into a nation's food scene and introduce participants to people and experiences they would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy.
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Get in touch to start planning a Trend Journey today.
We will begin by discussing your goals and desired outcomes.
Once we have identified through a detailed questionnaire your objectives, number of participants, and the length of time you have available, I will design a detailed personal itinerary for you and/or your company.
Each Trend Journey is all-inclusive except for airfare to the destination along with incidentals, souvenirs, excursions, and food and beverages not noted in the itinerary.
Lodging, transportation within the country, meals, travel insurance, entrance fees, tours, and drinks (where identified) are included.
Should you desire it, I will also deliver photography and a narrative following your trip that you can use for your website, social media channels, and as a marketing tool.