Taste Vancouver Food Tours was founded by Jewel Taylor a local Vancouverite. Jewel was born in Horseshoe Bay, a small fishing village just outside of Vancouver. In her 20’s, she travelled internationally for 5 years in order to discover and experience other cultures, cuisines, arts and architecture. It was on this worldwide adventure that she developed her love of people, fine food, arts and culture. Upon her return from her international travels, she studied restaurant management and opened up a restaurant before getting married and starting a family.
Since then, Vancouver became a very cosmopolitan city with an eclectic and exotic array of fine restaurants and multicultural eateries. She has watched and experienced the restoration of Gastown, the creation of the Granville Island Market and the charming neighbourhood of Commercial Drive.
She is a passionate and creative cook in her own right. Her love of Vancouver and all that it has to offer birthed a passion to share its culinary delights, history, natural beauty and culture with tourists and locals alike. Come hear her story of what makes Vancouver such an amazing city from a local insider point of view and enjoy all the tastes, sights and sounds of what this great city has to offer!