WHO WE ARE

We are food and wine aficionados who have turned our love and passion for all things food & wine into a thriving business. Groups book us for team building activities – food tours, wine tastings, cooking classes, mixology classes, scavenger hunts. They also book us for client appreciation events, milestone birthday celebrations, bachelorette parties and community outings. Companies coming into one of the destination cities we service for conventions offer our tours/experiences to their participants &/or their spouses looking to do something in addition to the usual golfing or fishing excursion. If you work for a DMC, Cruise line, Receptive Tour operator, Hotel, Travel Agency, Shore Excursion/Tour company and have a group coming into one of our nearby cities, please contact us for a quote for a customized private group tour or class. We welcome the opportunity to curate new culinary tours & experiences for our clients as well. Please ask how we may best serve your needs.
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Team SOC

    •   Denise Righetti – Boca Raton, FL
    •   Founder & C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer)
       (954) 410-3177
       Denise@SavorOurCity.com

More About Denise

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
Alternating between titles of C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer) and C.E.O. (Chief Eating Officer), Denise is as creative with titles as she is in coming up with unique culinary tours and experiences for her clients.wanting to know where to go and what to do in the Downtown area in which she has lived and worked for 15+ years. She is sought after as a judge at various local food competitions and attends many restaurant openings and food & wine festivals and charity galas which she attends and writes about in her food & lifestyle blog, Savor Our City.

Denise is active in the communities in which she serves and aligns herself and her company with several charitable organizations by donating both her time and resources to help support them by promoting upcoming charity galas in her bimonthly e-newsletter as well as her new monthly video series launching 1st Quarter 2018. A mom to two fur babies, Palmer and Holly, Denise lives with her husband in Boca Raton, FL.

More About Jake

Jake is the Director of Operations for Savor Our City and runs the company’s satellite office in beautiful downtown Orlando, Florida. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.B.A. Management and Operations, as well as a B.A. in Stage and Production Management. He is also an ITMI certified Tour Director.

Jake considers himself an expert eater. He’s been eating for as long as he can remember. Although raised in the Midwest with traditional comfort foods, he has no fear of trying new and foreign cuisine. He has traveled extensively allowing him to sample foods all across the U.S., Europe, and South America. Some of his favorite foods from his travels are sweet tea and BBQ from the South, Norwegian lefse, and an Argentine asado with a glass of Malbec wine.

Even after having tasted such diverse and wonderful foods from around the world, Jake still insists his favorite food of all time is a classic pb&j.

More About Annette

Annette has been working in the travel industry for the past 17 years.  She started off as a tour director leading groups throughout all of Italy and France sharing her love for the countryto make each trip more special than the other.  Her strong connections to Italy, led her to move there from the US, where she spent 11 years exploring every corner, experiencing the culture, and sampling all of the delicious foods and wines the country is known for.

Annette now develops and oversees the operations of food tours and activities in the Miami area for Savor Our City. She is eager to help the company grow to other exciting destinations within the US and to other exciting destinations overseas, such as Italy and France.

    •   Meridth Hootstein
        Tour Guide, Boca Raton, FL

More About Meridth

Meridith has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for almost 20 years. She is an avid healthy food eater and has adopted a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. Meridith enjoys fresh pressed green drinks and fruit protein smoothies daily and loves clean and simple whole foods including nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.

Meridith has worked with students of all ages and levels of experience. Her yoga classes include conscious breathing, mindful movements, traditional yoga poses, relaxation, and meditation techniques. She is a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher as well as a Prenatal Yoga specialist. She is affiliated with Boca Regional Hospital and Broward Health Hospital and teaches group and private classes in both Palm Beach and Broward County. Her students love her gentle soothing voice, well-designed sequences, supportive hands-on assists, and uplifting messages she brings to each class.

Meridith has been a tour guide with Savor Our City since December of 2016 and leads our “Savor Downtown Boca” & “Yoga & Healthy Foodie” tours and helps out at other events in the area as needed.

    •   Kristi Bond
        Director of Tour Operations, Bar Harbor

More About Kristi

Kristi grew up in eastern Maine and has lived in Bar Harbor, ME for over 20 years. Kristi owns and operates four restaurants in Bar Harbor with her husband and is a mom of three active girls. When she isn’t working in the culinary world, she spends most of her time with her kids hiking and playing in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

    •   Jessica Dow
        Bar Harbor Tour Guide

More About Jessica

Jessica was born and raised in Bar Harbor, ME. She graduated from the University of Maine and has worked in many capacities in the hospitality and tourism industry Jessica’s experience as a restaurant server, bartender and manager along with her friendly, upbeat personality make her a fun and fabulous tour guide for Savor Our City. She brings a wealth of knowledge about MDI, Bar Harbor and its culinary delights to every tour.

    •   Tara Sinclairs

        Tour Guide in Boca & Delray

More About Tara

Tara is an adventurous, educated and passionate foodie which she claims stems from her early upbringing. Born in Paris, France. Tara grew up in New York where she was surrounded by culture, art. Growing up in such a vibrant city and with a culturally diverse family, Tara became inspired at an early age to try cuisines from around the world. Spending hours in the kitchen with her Lebanese and Italian grandparents is one of her fondest of childhood memories. All the shopping, watching, smelling, tasting and time spent in the kitchen helping prepare family feasts, using a wide variety of spices and Ingredients is how Tara learned instinctively to create delicious meals. Eating out and experiencing new restaurants and foods is one of her favorite pastimes, as it combines her love of decor, travel, food, and community. She is an artist living in Delray Beach and loves guiding foodie, art and historical tours of our great cities. Manja Manja. 345345tasting and time spent in the kitchen helping prepare family feasts, using a wide variety of spices and Ingredients is how Tara learned instinctively to create delicious meals. Eating out and experiencing new restaurants and foods is one of her favorite pastimes, as it combines her love of decor, travel, food, and community. She is an artist living in Delray Beach and loves guiding foodie, art and historical tours of our great cities. Manja Manja.

    •   Marcia Noyes

        Tour Guide, Portland ,Maine

More About Marcia

Marcia has proudly called herself a “Maine-iac” for 40 years (so far) after moving from Boston to Portland, Maine one week before the big Blizzard of 1978. After an illustrious career in municipal Parks & Recreation for over 35 years, Marcia retired in 2013. Marcia’s wanderlust led her to become a tour director, providing her the opportunity to travel, explore and meet new people. She is always up for the next adventure! Marcia proudly showcases her beloved Portland and the great state of Maine on her various tours, primarily for cruise ship passengers and Road Scholars.  Her tours are fun, upbeat and a wealth of information!  Savor Our City’s “Taste of Portland” walking tour is one of her specialty tours.eddeddddddShe is always up for the next adventure! Marcia proudly showcases her beloved Portland and the great state of Maine on her various tours, primarily for cruise ship passengers and Road ddddShe is always up for the next adventure! Marcia proudly showcases her beloved Portland and the great state of Maine on her various tours, primarily for cruise ship passengers and Road Scholars.  Her tours are fun, upbeat and a wealth of information!  Savor Our City’s “Taste of Portland” walking tour is one of her specialty tours.

WHO WE ARE

We are food and wine aficionados who have turned our love and passion for all things food & wine into a thriving business. Groups book us for team building activities – food tours, wine tastings, cooking classes, mixology classes, scavenger hunts. They also book us for client appreciation events, milestone birthday celebrations, bachelorette parties and community outings. Companies coming into one of the destination cities we service for conventions offer our tours/experiences to their participants &/or their spouses looking to do something in addition to the usual golfing or fishing excursion.

If you work for a DMC, Cruise line, Receptive Tour operator, Hotel, Travel Agency, Shore Excursion/Tour company and have a group coming into one of our nearby cities, please contact us for a quote for a customized private group tour or class. We welcome the opportunity to curate new culinary tours & experiences for our clients as well. Please ask how we may best serve your needs.

Team SOC

      •   Denise Righetti – Boca Raton, FL

More About Denise

Alternating between titles of C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer) and C.E.O. (Chief Eating Officer), Denise is as creative with titles as she is in coming up with unique culinary tours and experiences for her clients.

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 has lived and worked for 15+ years. She is sought after as a judge at various local food competitions and attends many restaurant openings and food & wine festivals and charity galas which she attends and writes about in her food & lifestyle blog, Savor Our City.

Denise is active in the communities in which she serves and aligns herself and her company with several charitable organizations by donating both her time and resources to help support them by promoting upcoming charity galas in her bimonthly e-newsletter as well as her new monthly video series launching 1st Quarter 2018. A mom to two fur babies, Palmer and Holly, Denise lives with her husband in Boca Raton, FL.

More About Annette

Annette has been working in the travel industry for the past 17 years.  She started off as a tour director leading groups throughout all of Italy and France sharing her love for the country
to make each trip more special than the other.  Her strong connections to Italy, led her to move there from the US, where she spent 11 years exploring every corner, experiencing the culture, and sampling all of the delicious foods and wines the country is known for.

Annette now develops and oversees the operations of food tours and activities in the Miami area for Savor Our City. She is eager to help the company grow to other exciting destinations within the US and to other exciting destinations overseas, such as Italy and France.

More About Jake

Jake graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.B.A. Management and Operations, as well as a B.A. in Stage and Production Management. He is also an ITMI certified Tour Director. Jake currently leads tours for Savor Our City in the Greater Orlando area including Winter Park, Sanford, Melbourne, Cocoa Village and The Villages.

Jake considers himself an expert eater. He’s been eating for as long as he can remember. Although raised in the Midwest with traditional comfort foods, he has no fear of trying new and foreign cuisine. He has traveled extensively allowing him to sample foods all across the U.S., Europe, and South America. Some of his favorite foods from his travels are sweet tea and BBQ from the South, Norwegian lefse, and an Argentine asado with a glass of Malbec wine.

Even after having tasted such diverse and wonderful foods from around the world, Jake still insists his favorite food of all time is a classic pb&j.

    •   Meridth Hootstein
        Tour Guide, Boca Raton, FL

More About Meridth

Meridith has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for almost 20 years. She is an avid healthy food eater and has adopted a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. Meridith enjoys fresh pressed green drinks.

Meridith has worked with students of all ages and levels of experience. Her yoga classes include conscious breathing, mindful movements, traditional yoga poses, relaxation, and meditation techniques. She is a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher as well as a Prenatal Yoga specialist. She is affiliated with Boca Regional Hospital and Broward Health Hospital and teaches group and private classes in both Palm Beach and Broward County. Her students love her gentle soothing voice, well-designed sequences, supportive hands-on assists, and uplifting messages she brings to each class.

Meridith has been a tour guide with Savor Our City since December of 2016 and leads our “Savor Downtown Boca” & “Yoga & Healthy Foodie” tours and helps out at other events in the area as needed.

    •   Kristi Bond
        Director of Operations, Bar Harbor

More About Kristi

Kristi grew up in eastern Maine and has lived in Bar Harbor, ME for over 20 years. Kristi owns and operates four restaurants in Bar Harbor with her husband and is a mom of three active girls

When she isn’t working in the culinary world, she spends most of her time with her kids hiking and playing in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

    •   Jessica Dow
        Bar Harbor Tour Guide

More About Jessica

Jessica was born and raised in Bar Harbor, ME. She graduated from the University of Maine and has worked in many capacities in the hospitality and tourism industry Jessica’s experience as a restaurant server, bartender and manager along with her friendly, upbeat personality make her a fun and fabulous tour guide for Savor Our City. She brings a wealth of knowledge about MDI, Bar Harbor and its culinary delights to every tour.

    •   Tara Sinclairs

        Tour Guide in BR & DB

More About Tara

Tara is an adventurous, educated and passionate foodie which she claims stems from her early upbringing. Born in Paris, France. Tara grew up in New York where she was surrounded by culture, art.

Growing up in such a vibrant city and with a culturally diverse family, Tara became inspired at an early age to try cuisines from around the world.  Spending hours in the kitchen with her Lebanese and Italian grandparents is one of her fondest of childhood memories. All the shopping, watching, smelling, tasting and time spent in the kitchen helping prepare family feasts, using a wide variety of spices and Ingredients is how Tara learned instinctively to create delicious meals. Eating out and experiencing new restaurants and foods is one of her favorite pastimes, as it combines her love of decor, travel, food, and community. She is an artist living in Delray Beach and loves guiding foodie, art and historical tours of our great cities. Manja Manja.eeeeeeeeeEating out and experiencing new restaurants and foods is one of her favorite pastimes, as it combines her love of decor, travel, food, and community. She is an artist living in Delray Beach and loves guiding foodie, art and historical tours of our great cities. Manja Manja.

    •   Marcia Noyes
        Tour Guide, Portland ,Maine

More About Marcia

Marcia has proudly called herself a “Maine-iac” for 40 years (so far) after moving from Boston to Portland, Maine

one week before the big Blizzard of 1978. After an illustrious career in municipal Parks & Recreation for over 35 years, Marcia retired in 2013. Marcia’s wanderlust led her to become a tour director, providing her the opportunity to travel, explore and meet new people. She is always up for the next adventure! Marcia proudly showcases her beloved Portland and the great state of Maine on her various tours, primarily for cruise ship passengers and Road Scholars.  Her tours are fun, upbeat and a wealth of information!  Savor Our City’s “Taste of Portland” walking tour is one of her specialty tours.

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