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, Florida
    •   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 Jennifer

Jennifer represents a unique combination of being a Southern gal with down-home charm, and that of a sophisticated Bon Vivant with an exquisite palate for French and International cuisine along with a long-standing career as an independent marketing consultant for small to mid-size companies.

Having grown up in the Deep South, Jennifer’s longing for adventure and thirst for diversity inspired her to move to Paris, France where she lived and worked for 8 years. Having returned to the United States in 2001 with her young daughter, Jennifer settled in Boca Raton where her Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and Psychology, combined with her world experiences and pure love for people allowed her to manage and develop organic marketing campaigns, spearhead strategic alliance initiatives and orchestrate large scale events for a variety of businesses throughout South Florida.

After attending one of Savor Our City’s unique networking events, Jennifer fell in love with the concept of bringing people together over shared culinary experiences. “Breaking bread, sharing a meal and discovering culinary delights with someone helps create more meaningful conversations, develop deeper bonding and inspire future collaboration. We all love food and Savor Our City is the doorway to discovering more about each other as we explore the many exciting cuisines from restaurants in our area.”

With an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for big marketing ideas, Jennifer can’t wait to help take Savor Our City to the next level. Her plans include positioning Savor Our City as the go-to resource for cultural and culinary happenings not only in South Florida but across the United States and in several countries in Europe. She will implement strategic alliances and sales initiatives locally and then duplicate them in targeted areas on a three-year growth plan.  Ramping up social media presence, developing a network of “influencers” and promoting Denise Righetti as the Foodie Guru everyone wants to know, is an integral part of her marketing strategy.

    •  Milton Corey
       Tour Guide – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

More About Milton

Milton Corey brings many talents to Savor Our City food tours but it is his gift of gab that truly sets him apart. Being formally trained and educated in theatre and broadcasting, Milton effortlessly “sets the stage” of each of his tours with a colorful and informative narrative. His love for infusing interesting and historical facts about each city pairs perfectly with his passion for tasting all the fine foods along the way.

Milton’s professional background includes hosting a four hour live daily radio broadcast, “All Things Financial” in Miami and a few other successful careers in business and finance, sales, radio and television.

His most recent stint has been as a crew member of the popular Ft. Lauderdale Water Taxi, where he had the pleasure of sharing historical tidbits with hundreds of Florida locals and visiting tourists.

Milton has now settled down in South Florida and plans to spend his later years sharing all his wonderful stories gleaned from a colorful past in Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach Island and other parts of south Florida with as many interested travelers as he can.

    •  Chloe Hatcher
        Tour Guide, Winter Park, Sanford, Orlando

More About Chloe

Chloe is no stranger to the hospitality industry having worked with a dinner attraction in
the Orlando area before working for the cruise ship industry in Maine. There she was a guide and eventually in charge of operations for Intercruises Shoreside and Port
Services providing excursions for the cruise ship passengers arriving in Bar Harbor. She moved to Orlando in 1973 and after a few years in Maine full time, Chloe is happy to be back home in Central Florida! She enjoys substitute teaching at Lake Highland Preparatory School, cooking, reading, needlework and Pickleball. But most of all, she is happiest when spending time with the grandchildren! The preparation and sharing of food has been a huge part of her life and teaming with her husband Scott, to lead the Savor Our City foodie tours has been the perfect fit!

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.

  •   Scott Hatcher
      Tour Guide, Winter Park, Sanford, Orlando

More About Scott

Scott came to Florida from Eastern Kentucky in the late sixties to attend college at
Florida State. After graduating, he moved to central Florida where he taught high school
biology for 35 years. After marrying his wife, Chloe, in 1990, he began summering in
Maine where he became a guide for the cruise ship passengers arriving in Bar Harbor.
His tours included sharing the beauty of The Acadia National Park as well as the rich
history of Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. Over the years Scott has traveled
extensively and enjoyed the cuisines of many cultures. He is always happy to enjoy a
new dining experience! He feels good to be back in Central Florida where he substitute
teaches at Lake Highland Prep School , plays pickle ball and designs interesting “art
cards”. He especially enjoys hosting the wonderful guests on the Savor Our City Tours!

    •   Janelle Woodyard
        Tour Guide, Orlando, Florida

More About Janelle

Janelle knows all too well that much of our lives are centered around eating and drinking and not only do we taste the foods we eat, we also savor the laughs, atmosphere, sights, sounds and smells that create our most memorable experiences. Janelle’s love for travel and experiences has led her to many different cities and towns here in the United States and abroad. Be it her love for salmon in Alaska or pasta in Rome, Janelle’s culinary playbook is filled with memories of all the beautiful places she has visited, the amazing experiences she has had and the connections she has made with the people she shared delicious meals with along the way.
Janelle loves sharing her culinary insights with Savor Our City guests and she also brings a special enthusiasm with her background as an educator. Janelle is very involved in the local community theatre, and she even plays pickleball.
    •   Meridith Hootstein
        Tour Guide, Boca Raton, Florida

More About Meridith

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.

    •   Tara Sinclair

        Tour Guide, Boca Raton & Delray Beach, Florida

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.

    •   Kristi Bond
        Director of Tour Operations, Bar Harbor, Maine

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.

    •   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.

  •   Don Hutchins
      Tour Guide, Portland, Maine

More About Don

Born in Pennsylvania with a brief stint in Chicago, Donald is a 17-year “Mainer,  Inspired by the likes of Zhang Heng, Ibn Rushd, and Akbar the Great, to name just a few, Donald made it a goal early in life to understand the ways of the world– from sciences, to the arts, to mathematics, politics, anthropology, and plenty more. He later formulated these interests into a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine, which hyper-inflated his ever present travel interests. Don has been to 10 countries, is learning three new languages, and is an ITMI-certified Tour Director & Guide. A born Renaissance Man, he’s also a culinary enthusiast, published journalist, musician, and tradesman– owning a small carpentry business that he manages when not traveling or tour directing. His main passion is helping others enjoy life and destinations around the world as much as he does.

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, Florida

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 Jennifer

Jennifer represents a unique combination of being a Southern gal with down-home charm, and that of a sophisticated Bon Vivant with an exquisite palate for French and International cuisine along with a long-standing career as an independent marketing consultant for small to mid-size companies.

Having grown up in the Deep South, Jennifer’s longing for adventure and thirst for diversity inspired her to move to Paris, France where she lived and worked for 8 years. Having returned to the United States in 2001 with her young daughter, Jennifer settled in Boca Raton where her Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and Psychology, combined with her world experiences and pure love for people allowed her to manage and develop organic marketing campaigns, spearhead strategic alliance initiatives and orchestrate large scale events for a variety of businesses throughout South Florida.

After attending one of Savor Our City’s unique networking events, Jennifer fell in love with the concept of bringing people together over shared culinary experiences. “Breaking bread, sharing a meal and discovering culinary delights with someone helps create more meaningful conversations, develop deeper bonding and inspire future collaboration. We all love food and Savor Our City is the doorway to discovering more about each other as we explore the many exciting cuisines from restaurants in our area.”

With an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for big marketing ideas, Jennifer can’t wait to help take Savor Our City to the next level. Her plans include positioning Savor Our City as the go-to resource for cultural and culinary happenings not only in South Florida but across the United States and in several countries in Europe. She will implement strategic alliances and sales initiatives locally and then duplicate them in targeted areas on a three-year growth plan.  Ramping up social media presence, developing a network of “influencers” and promoting Denise Righetti as the Foodie Guru everyone wants to know, is an integral part of her marketing strategy.

    •   Milton Corey
        Tour Guide / Sales – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

More About Milton

Milton Corey brings many talents to Savor Our City food tours but it is his gift of gab that truly sets him apart. Being formally trained and educated in theatre and broadcasting, Milton effortlessly “sets the stage” of each of his tours with a colorful and informative narrative. His love for infusing interesting and historical facts about each city pairs perfectly with his passion for tasting all the fine foods along the way.

Milton’s professional background includes hosting a four hour live daily radio broadcast, “All Things Financial” in Miami and a few other successful careers in business and finance, sales, radio and television.

His most recent stint has been as a crew member of the popular Ft. Lauderdale Water Taxi, where he had the pleasure of sharing historical tidbits with hundreds of Florida locals and visiting tourists.

Milton has now settled down in South Florida and plans to spend his later years sharing all his wonderful stories gleaned from a colorful past in Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach Island and other parts of south Florida with as many interested travelers as he can.

    •   Meridith Hootstein
        Tour Guide, Boca Raton, Florida

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.

    •   Tara Sinclair
        Tour Guide in Boca Raton & Delray Beach Florida

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.

    •   Chloe Hatcher
        Tour Guide, Winter Park, Sanford, Orlando

More About Chloe

Chloe is no stranger to the hospitality industry having worked with a dinner attraction in
the Orlando area before working for the cruise ship industry in Maine. There she was a guide and eventually in charge of operations for Intercruises Shoreside and Port
Services providing excursions for the cruise ship passengers arriving in Bar Harbor. She moved to Orlando in 1973 and after a few years in Maine full time, Chloe is happy to be back home in Central Florida! She enjoys substitute teaching at Lake Highland Preparatory School, cooking, reading, needlework and Pickleball. But most of all, she is happiest when spending time with the grandchildren! The preparation and sharing of food has been a huge part of her life and teaming with her husband Scott, to lead the Savor Our City foodie tours has been the perfect fit!

    •   Scott Hatcher
        Tour Guide, Winter Park, Sanford, Orlando

More About Scott

Scott came to Florida from Eastern Kentucky in the late sixties to attend college at
Florida State. After graduating, he moved to central Florida where he taught high school
biology for 35 years. After marrying his wife, Chloe, in 1990, he began summering in
Maine where he became a guide for the cruise ship passengers arriving in Bar Harbor.
His tours included sharing the beauty of The Acadia National Park as well as the rich
history of Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. Over the years Scott has traveled
extensively and enjoyed the cuisines of many cultures. He is always happy to enjoy a
new dining experience! He feels good to be back in Central Florida where he substitute
teaches at Lake Highland Prep School , plays pickle ball and designs interesting “art
cards”. He especially enjoys hosting the wonderful guests on the Savor Our City Tours!

    •   Janelle Woodyard
        Tour Guide, Orlando, Florida

More About Janelle

Janelle knows all too well that much of our lives are centered around eating and drinking and not only do we taste the foods we eat, we also savor the laughs, atmosphere, sights, sounds and smells that create our most memorable experiences. Janelle’s love for travel and experiences has led her to many different cities and towns here in the United States and abroad. Be it her love for salmon in Alaska or pasta in Rome, Janelle’s culinary playbook is filled with memories of all the beautiful places she has visited, the amazing experiences she has had and the connections she has made with the people she shared delicious meals with along the way.
Janelle loves sharing her culinary insights with Savor Our City guests and she also brings a special enthusiasm with her background as an educator. Janelle is very involved in the local community theatre, and she even plays pickleball.

    •   Kristi Bond
        Director of Operations, Bar Harbor, Maine

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.

    •   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.

    •   Don Hutchins
        Tour Guide, Portland, Maine

More About Don

Born in Pennsylvania with a brief stint in Chicago, Donald is a 17-year “Mainer,  Inspired by the likes of Zhang Heng, Ibn Rushd, and Akbar the Great, to name just a few, Donald made it a goal early in life to understand the ways of the world– from sciences, to the arts, to mathematics, politics, anthropology, and plenty more. He later formulated these interests into a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine, which hyper-inflated his ever present travel interests. Don has been to 10 countries, is learning three new languages, and is an ITMI-certified Tour Director & Guide. A born Renaissance Man, he’s also a culinary enthusiast, published journalist, musician, and tradesman– owning a small carpentry business that he manages when not traveling or tour directing. His main passion is helping others enjoy life and destinations around the world as much as he does.

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