Culinary adventures make for a great travel theme—and according to the International Culinary Tourism Association, culinary tourism is growing exponentially. Working with local destination marketing organizations and proprietors to offer your gastronomically savvy guests unique and enriching experiences provides an interesting array of itinerary options.
EASTERN UNITED STATES
The New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, has partnered with Custom Tours, Inc. in developing culinary programs of various levels for leisure or business groups. Participants might watch a cooking demonstration before enjoying lunch, sampling pastries, touring the pastry kitchen, and participating in cooking lessons prior to experiencing a farm-to-table meal.
Combine two interests in one location: In the Gettysburg region, reports Destination Gettysburg staff, food is second only to the Civil War. As the foodie culture has grown, more farmers markets have popped up on roadsides and throughout the community, and the local hard cider industry is attracting attention. The Gettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail—a collection of orchards, markets, and wineries in the scenic countryside—and adventures with Savor Gettysburg Food Tours will tempt every palate.
To read more about culinary adventures for every region, click here to read this article in the digital edition of Groups Today magazine.
Photo courtesy of New Orleans School of Cooking.