About Calgary Food Tours

Calgary Food Tours was founded in 2006 and is a division of Alberta Food Tours Inc. with Canmore Food Tours and Edmonton Food Tours. Through food, fun and adventure we provide authentic connections to Alberta's culture.

Food tours are the golden key that open the door to experiencing a culture.

Meet The Founder

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson founded Alberta Food Tours, Inc. in Calgary in 2006 and serves as President and CEO. She is certified by Food Tour Pros and leads a staff of 17 who deliver tours in Calgary, Canmore and Edmonton, Alberta. Anderson also leads edible escapes to India annually.

When not touring, Anderson writes about food and travel for CBC Radio, Apple Magazine, City Palate, Avenue and WestJet magazines. She is an IPPY and Taste Canada award-winning cookbook author for A Spicy Touch – Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen with her Indian cooking mentor Noorbanu Nimji.

You can follow her personal and travel adventures at Savour it All and at Faces Places and Plates.


Meet The Team and Tour Leaders

Our professional tour guides are tourism ambassadors who will open your eyes to all Calgary has to offer.

Callandra Caufield

Operations Manager and Tour Leader

Callandra brings a wealth of knowledge from over 15 years in tourism and event management in Banff and Canmore. Now living in Cochrane she still loves to lead tours in both Canmore and Calgary.


Alyssa Berry

Communications Consultant and Tour Leader

A PR grad of Calgary’s Mount Royal University, Alyssa has worked in small towns and big cities. She was PR manager for Tourism Calgary and Calgary as Cultural Capital in 2012.


Tilly Sanchez

Tour Leader

Tilly is a communications professional by day & since 2006 she's fed her passion for local food by moonlighting as a tour leader. She is currently writing a book about Alberta food artisans.

Karen Lewin

Tour Leader

We are very proud that Karen won the Tourism Calgary award for exceptional service - tour leader - at the annual White Hatter gala. She is currently on a mission to visit every attraction in Calgary.

chef Judy Wood

Tour Leader

Judy trained at La Varenne in Paris and brought her skills to Calgary. She's been a driving force in our culinary scene ever since. Touring the farmers' market with her is inspirational!

Jennifer Elliot - "Jenny"

Tour leader

Jenny is a trained chef, yoga teacher and spice aficionado. She leads tours in Kensington, Inglewood (where she lives) and our new Eat to the Beat tour too.

Stephanie Tye

Tour Leader

Stephanie works with disabled individuals, is a talented artist and helps out with our food tours on weekends. She leads our Palate to Palette food and art appreciation tour and our Savour 17 SW tour.

Kerry Miller

Tour Leader

Kerry has a passion for cooking with the freshest ingredients possible and works part-time at the Calgary Famers' Market where she is a great customer as well. She leads tours there and in Inglewood.

Barbara Connolly

Tour leader

Barb is a great traveller, having gone to India three times and recently to Israel and Denmark. She leads tours in both Calgary and Canmore where she lives part-time. We love all her extra research.

Seth Munoz

Tour leader

Seth works for Tourism Calgary, The Silk Road Spice Merchants and for us on weekends. He has a great knowledge of Calgary and of food and is a wonderful ambassador for our city and our company.

Lisa Monforton

Tour Leader

Lisa is a journalist for media outlets across Canada. She is a great storyteller and is a heck of a lot of fun too. When not leading tours you can find her travelling the globe or camping in Alberta.

Regan Johnson

Tour Leader

Regan is manager of The Cookbook Co. Cooks - Calgary's culinary mecca. She helps us out on our Palate to Palette food and art appreciation tour. She's a fabulous writer and food photographer too.