About Calgary Food Tours


Our purpose is to build value for healthy soil, food and people and we do that by creating fun, food-centric experiences for our guests to eat, engage and explore the world with us.

Eat, Engage and Explore Alberta - with us!

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 team of over 20 talented people in Calgary, Banff, Canmore and Edmonton, Alberta.

Anderson is also a food journalist who has written for radio, television, print and new media including CBC Radio, PBS-TV 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. Watch for her latest work, Food Artisans of Alberta published in 2018.


Meet The Team and our beloved Tour Leaders

Our professional 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

Brand Manager and Tour Leader

Tilly has worked as a tour leader with us since 2007 and in 2018 became our brand manager. She has over 15 years experience in corporate communications and is co-author of Food Artisans of Alberta.


Karen Lewin

Tour Leader

We are very proud that Karen won the Tourism Calgary White Hatter award for exceptional service - tour leader - in 2017. 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 and Inglewood (where she lives).

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 Savour 17 SW tour.

Kerry Miller

Tour Leader

Kerry has a passion for cooking with the freshest ingredients possible and leads our Calgary Famers' Market where she is a great customer as well. She also leads our Inglewood -Made my Mavericks tour.

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 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.