Led by Founder and C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer) Denise Righetti and her team of knowledgeable foodies & wine enthusiasts – many with hospitality, culinary and/or food blogging backgrounds – these gourmet adventures take both local foodies and visitors alike behind-the-scenes into each city’s hot culinary communities, where they will be introduced to delicious savory treasures and sweet gems one bite at a time.
Denise became exposed to a vast number of cultures and cuisines while working as a Purser on board cruise ships for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line early on in her professional career. She found she had an insatiable appetite for immersing herself into the local culture, customs and cuisines, which would serve her well as she would later embark down a path that embraced these passions. Having worked in the Hospitality industry for many years, Denise’s dedication to exceeding customers’ expectations has always been in the forefront of everything she does.
Denise is probably most recognized for her popular Foodie Events which started in 2009 while working for the largest property owner in Downtown Boca Raton. It was during her tenure there that Denise garnered recognition as a local food authority and resource for folks wanting to know where to go and what to do in the Downtown area in which she lived and worked. She is sought after as a judge at various local food competitions and attends many restaurant openings and food & wine festivals and galas as a member of the press.
Denise enjoys creating unique culinary experiences which bring like-minded people together, whether it be at one of her Foodie Events at a particular restaurant, a wine tasting in someone’s home or on one of her culinary tours. She enjoys sharing her culinary adventures which she writes about in her food & lifestyle blog, Savor Our City. A mom to two fur babies, Palmer and Holly, Denise lives with her husband in Boca Raton, FL.