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Host: Robert (food tour)

Montreal, Canada

USD
$154 per person

Montreal Food Tour with a Michelin Star-Trained Chef and Food Scholar

Host offerings
  • Cooking studio
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Robert (food tour)

Robert has been cooking professionally for over 30+ years. For almost three decades, food has been the center of his life. He has worked as a food editor, restaurant designer, hotel operator, and chef. He launched his first restaurant pop-up as a high school junior and began traveling the world in search of flavor by 19. As a food writer, he was nominated as World’s Best Food Journalist and won numerous global accolades as a correspondent for Travel+Leisure, Gourmet, and Slow Food. As an Oxford-trained scholar, he has lectured at food conferences on four continents. As a culinary consultant, he has worked with generational talents like Michelin 3-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Sydney’s top toque Neil Perry, and Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle. As a culinary and operations director, he has developed 50+ restaurants and luxury hotels in the US, UK, and Asia, including some of the world’s top brands (W Bangkok and Seoul, Fullerton Bay Singapore, Corinthia UK). He believes that food has a unique ability to connect people, transcend culture, and create lasting memories. He is so excited to share his passion and hopes his Montreal food tour can bring a few dollops (or more) of joy into your life!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Food tour: (1-5 guests) This is a 3-hour private food tour of Montreal with an acclaimed food writer. This guided Montreal walking tour is a food tour unlike others (different and more delicious!). First, it is led by a Michelin star-trained chef and widely published food and travel journalist. Second, although it includes some of Montreal’s greatest savory hits (smoked meat, poutine, bagels), it offers much more beyond this. Third, it focuses on the cuisines, home cooking, and street foods of Montreal’s diverse immigrant communities - Portuguese, North African, Jewish, Chinese, and more. Fourth, the tour also winds its way through 4-5 distinct neighborhoods, helping to frame the same cultural history that makes the dishes you will taste possible. Fifth and finally, it culminates with a tour of Jean Talon farmer’s market from the perspective of a chef who shops there thrice weekly. Wear walking shoes and loose pants and get ready to immerse yourself in the food, culture and culinary traditions of Montreal!

Notes: Your Montreal food tour includes sampling of 7-8 local foods and 1-2 drinks (1 glass of beer and cider per person is included). Robert is flexible with the start time, so you can message him after you've booked to change the time.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Tastings of handmade Shanghainese and Xinjiang-style dumplings, Macau egg tart, Hong Kong pineapple bun, Montreal smoked meat sandwiches, smoked meat poutine, artisanal North African pastry, Quebecois artisanal cheeses
  • Tastings of Australian-style craft espresso, local craft beer and cider
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Robert (food tour)

$154 USD

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Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
$154 $154 $154
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
$154 $154 $154
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
10:30am-2:30pm

Meet Robert (food tour)

Robert has been cooking professionally for over 30+ years. For almost three decades, food has been the center of his life. He has worked as a food editor, restaurant designer, hotel operator, and chef. He launched his first restaurant pop-up as a high school junior and began traveling the world in search of flavor by 19. As a food writer, he was nominated as World’s Best Food Journalist and won numerous global accolades as a correspondent for Travel+Leisure, Gourmet, and Slow Food. As an Oxford-trained scholar, he has lectured at food conferences on four continents. As a culinary consultant, he has worked with generational talents like Michelin 3-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Sydney’s top toque Neil Perry, and Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle. As a culinary and operations director, he has developed 50+ restaurants and luxury hotels in the US, UK, and Asia, including some of the world’s top brands (W Bangkok and Seoul, Fullerton Bay Singapore, Corinthia UK). He believes that food has a unique ability to connect people, transcend culture, and create lasting memories. He is so excited to share his passion and hopes his Montreal food tour can bring a few dollops (or more) of joy into your life!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Food tour: (1-5 guests) This is a 3-hour private food tour of Montreal with an acclaimed food writer. This guided Montreal walking tour is a food tour unlike others (different and more delicious!). First, it is led by a Michelin star-trained chef and widely published food and travel journalist. Second, although it includes some of Montreal’s greatest savory hits (smoked meat, poutine, bagels), it offers much more beyond this. Third, it focuses on the cuisines, home cooking, and street foods of Montreal’s diverse immigrant communities - Portuguese, North African, Jewish, Chinese, and more. Fourth, the tour also winds its way through 4-5 distinct neighborhoods, helping to frame the same cultural history that makes the dishes you will taste possible. Fifth and finally, it culminates with a tour of Jean Talon farmer’s market from the perspective of a chef who shops there thrice weekly. Wear walking shoes and loose pants and get ready to immerse yourself in the food, culture and culinary traditions of Montreal!

Notes: Your Montreal food tour includes sampling of 7-8 local foods and 1-2 drinks (1 glass of beer and cider per person is included). Robert is flexible with the start time, so you can message him after you've booked to change the time.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Tastings of handmade Shanghainese and Xinjiang-style dumplings, Macau egg tart, Hong Kong pineapple bun, Montreal smoked meat sandwiches, smoked meat poutine, artisanal North African pastry, Quebecois artisanal cheeses
  • Tastings of Australian-style craft espresso, local craft beer and cider
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
$154 $154 $154
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
$154 $154 $154
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
10:30am-2:30pm
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