Operations Manager Maria Bellamy makes sure the business runs smoothly.
With a long background in tourism & hospitality, Maria has the perfect combination of skills to manage the day-to-day operations at Taste Vancouver Food Tours.
She is passionate about food and travel and has called Vancouver her home since the 90’s. Originally from Sweden, she has also lived in Paris and London where she explored the food scene.
She travels to Europe as often as she can to keep up with new food trends.
Founders Doug & Jewel Taylor are serial entrepreneurs that have lived and worked together for over 45 years. They met at a restaurant on the water that Jewel had started after traveling internationally for 5 years.
Doug had also traveled internationally and was playing music in Miami before coming to Vancouver where he offered to play for her restaurant guests. The rest as they say is history.
They started Taste Vancouver Food Tours out of their love for good food, hospitality, and fun entertainment. “We also knew that having amazing tour guides would be a vital part of making the food tour not only delicious but really fun. For that reason, we hired professional actors with a passion for storytelling, great food and drinks to guide our tours.
They add a level of fun and spontaneity to our tours that our guests rave about, hence our tagline “More Yum more Fun”! Thanks for visiting our site and we hope you will join us for a great foodie tour adventure with friends, family or co-workers soon!