Culinary tourism is a popular segment of the niche travel industry and we’re here to help you meet your clients’ needs. Tour de Forks, now in its fifthteenth year, presents luxury epicurean adventures to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, and Turkey. We offer FITs, customized travel and some escorted tours. We provide culinary experiences such as cooking classes, tours of markets, demonstrations by local producers, wine tastings, meetings with famous chefs and tasting meals at restaurants. We also include cultural and historical visits, hotels and ground transport.
Melissa co-founded Tour de Forks in 2003, and was born in Melbourne, Australia. Melissa’s love for food and travel ignited when she traveled the world for three years, studying and living in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Lisa is a co-founder and loves to travel and eat. This enthusiasm has found a home in Tour de Forks. Lisa works on the marketing, advertising, and sales end of Tour de Forks. Lisa received her Masters in Education at Columbia University.
Giuseppe joined Tour de Forks in 2004 to expand business to Italy. He was born in Palermo, Sicily. From the day he was born, food was central to Giuseppe’s life and he grew up surrounded by fabulous family cooks and eating organic produce.