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Interested in a group tour or other private event? Let our in-house event planning team develop customized events and programs created to satisfy the needs of your group.

We offer small and large private group food tours (4-1000+ people), where we split large crowds into smaller, and more intimate groups minimizing the impact on the area being visited. We bring additional guides and hosts on our tours to ensure greater interaction, and assistance. We take routes that are typically used by locals rather than tourists. The result is a removal of the barrier between tourists visiting an area, and the locals that live there, as well as a more authentic look at life within each area being visited.

We also offer multiple day and week long tours that will take your customers throughout the area, bringing together our Food Tours, cultural activities, excursions, and events in and around Washington DC such as Annapolis, Baltimore, Fredericksburg, and Virginia wine country.

Our latest collaborations include a number of specially created team building events, developed for corporate groups and presented in cooperation with our sister company, 4Lobe Events. Our company has added highly trained chefs and certified wine sommeliers combined with a professional event staff to provide guidance, assistance and flawless execution hroughout each activity, eevnt, and team building experience.

Please see our current offering and descriptions below - this represents many of of our more popular offerings but does not include everything we do. If you want to do something not on the list, just let us know, and we will put it together for you as well.

Email our event staff at info@foodtourcorp.com or call us at 202-683-8847 with any questions and to set up your group event with DC Metro Food Tours and 4Lobe Events!

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For any additional information about our food tours and culinary events and activities, either call us at 202-683-8847, email us at info@foodtourcorp.com, or fill out the form below. A member of our event staff will reply to any inquiry 7 days a week.

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food tours

food toursOur quintessential walking Food Tours have been enjoyed by thousands of clients since 2008.

The original three-hour walking Food Tour remains a popular activity for guests. The guided tours teach guests a story of an iconic Washington DC area neighborhood through its history, culture, architecture, food and drink.

Throughout the tour, guests will meet chefs, proprietors, brew masters, farmers, and bakers. They will taste specially created dishes - either classics or ‘off the menu’, and learn how the story of the establishment connects with the area's culture.

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  • WHO: Tourists and locals alike, groups of all sizes
  • ENJOY: 3-6 stops including historic markets, local restaurants, and experienced artisans throughout a guided historical walk
  • LEARN: History, culture, art, and architecture, and the culinary identity of a place.
  • WHEN: Any time of year, typically in the morning or afternoon
  • WHERE: In any of our 13 DC area neighborhoods
  • ADD: Specialty drink pairings, transportation, or photography.

dine around

dine aroundMuch like our standard Food Tour, our Dine Around combines history, culture, architecture and local food and drink in a multiple hour experience. A Dine Around can, however, be completely customized to the needs of your group.

Dine Arounds are ideal if you are interested in a more customized Food Tour, where you can select the type of restaurants you want, add beer and wine pairings, incorporate post-tour receptions, and create the optimal experience for your guests.

Groups are often able to enjoy special hands-on interaction with local chefs and culinary masters that may not be possible during our standard Food Tours.

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  • WHO: Tourists and locals alike, groups of all sizes
  • ENJOY: (2-3) local restaurants, experienced artisans , and culinary demonstrations along a guided historical walk
  • LEARN: History, architecture, culinary traditions
  • WHEN: Any time of year, typically in the afternoon or evening
  • WHERE: In any of our 13 DC area neighborhoods
  • ADD: Specialty drink pairings, transportation, or photography.

culinary challenge

culinary challengeThe Culinary Challenge, one of our most popular events, is a fun, competitive teambuilding activity where groups work together to create and prepare and present a signature dish using a secret ingredient to a hungry panel of judges.

During the Culinary Challenge, teams will be instructed to use proper techniques, flavor combination, and cooking preparation throughout the event.

Our event team will help pick a theme, venue, and event layout, from cocktails to catering that is ideal for the group.

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  • FOR: Groups who are looking for a unique team building event
  • WHAT: Seek out cultural landmarks and restaurants through games, quizzes, and other interactive on a historical walking tour
  • OFFERED: Any time of year, all times of day
  • THROUGHOUT: DCs most interesting neighborhoods
  • ADD: Drink pairings, prize packages, transportation

special events

image special eventsFrom demonstrations to classes, team building activities to receptions and creative culinary events, our culinary events provide you the same level of excellence as our Food Tours when you are interested in something different.

We work with sister company 4Lobe Events to offer custom quality events and activities that are perfectly suited to the needs of your group. Our in-house design team can bring any idea to life by developing any custom products you need.

Our ticketing company can create custom pages and purchasing to enable guests to easily purchase event tickets or add-ons when needed.

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  • FOR: Groups who are looking for a culinary experience but do not want a tour
  • WHAT: Receptions, Victuals, Team Building activities, Getaways
  • WHERE: througout the Washington DC area
  • OFFERED: Throughout the year
  • HOSTED: At some of the Washington DC area's premier hotels, unique venues, or in your corporate space
  • ADD: Transportation, destination management, ticketing, customer service

team building

team buildingTeam building activities can bring together colleagues, co-workers, and new hires into situations they will not typically experience, where they must collaborate and combine collective strengths to achieve a pre-determined goal.

Our desire is to make sure your group can effectively work together in different situations, in an environment that fosters innovation and teamwork.

Our event staff will help create an activity that gives you the most creative, best possible activity based on your needs.

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  • WHO: From students to business executives, our teambuilding events are for anyone who wants to get creative, collaborate, or compete
  • WHAT: Scavenger Hunts, Evening Dine Arounds, Cooking Challenges, and Weekend Retreats
  • USE: Fresh herbs and produce, starches, spices, and sauces plus special ‘secret ingredients’
  • OFFERED: Any time of year and day
  • HOSTED: In interesting DC neighborhoods, at historic venues, or in your office space or venue of choice
  • ADD: Drink pairings, transportation, special prizes, or photography

cooking classes

cooking classes We offer a number of hands-on cooking classes at venues throughout the DC Metro region. The classes allow guests to learn and apply cooking techniques by creating a meal under the direction of a local chef.

Whether your guests are looking to plan a romantic date, learn how to cook healthier, or wanting to spice up their corporate team, we have something for everyone. Guests will learn basic techniques, traditional methods, and modern innovations.

We offer cooking classes for small and large groups, and can bring in many of the Washington DC area's best chefs to teach.

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  • FOR: Anyone who wants to know more about cooking
  • WHAT: Learn the tricks of the trade by creating a signature dish or a multi-course meal
  • OFFERED: Any time of year, throughout the day
  • WHERE: In local restaurants, unique hotels, or historic venues
  • ADD: Special holiday theme, ethnic them (Italian, Spanish, Indian, Greek, etc), or a seated meal after the demonstration

FULL/MULTI DAY TOURS

coming soon Enjoy EXPERIENTIAL CULINARY single and multi day tours, where you visit areas in and around GREATER WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA IN ORDER TO get a true INSIDERS LOOK AT THE regions INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND CUISINE.

Our full day DC Food Tour provides individuals with multi-faceted experiential culinary activities. During the tour, guests get first-hand interactions with artisans whose craft knowledge is vitally tied to the products for which they are passionate.

Let our event planners help you fill your itinerary or plan the entire trip.

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  • WHO: Groups of all ages
  • MEET: Fishermen, farmers, wine-makers, chefs, and bakers
  • EXPERIENCE: Tastings, demonstrations, exploration of natural resources
  • EXPLORE: Virginia's hills, Maryland's water, and DC's famous monuments and markets
  • ADD: Transportation (buses, limos, bikes, boats), hotel bookings, or brewery/ winery tours

BAR AND PUB CRAWLS

bar and pub crawls Our bar and pub crawls guide guests through neighborhoods where the locals play. A historic tour combined with unique bar and pub stops gives individuals the opportunity to experience the 'liquid' identity of a place.

Throughout the Crawl, guides will test guests' knowledge with a series of trivia questions, giving everyone the opportunity to win free drinks, shots, and prizes. Guests will have the chance to explore some of the best and most diverse nightlife in DC under the lens of a true local.

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  • INVITED: Lovers of spirits paired with our entertaining guides
  • DRINK: Specially-made cocktails, craft beers, and local wines
  • OFFERED: Year-round- morning, noon, or night
  • SPOTS: Swanky lounges, college dive bars, elegant classics and everything in between
  • ADD: Local food, transportation (limos, buses, bikes) or camaraderie (trivia, games, prizes)
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EDUCATIONAL TOURS

coming soon At DC Metro Food Tours, we've found that the key to crafting powerful learning experiences is through a hands-on approach.

We pride ourselves in the ability to capture young audiences by safely teaching them the history and culture of an area while incorporating the meals into an educational, exciting experience. We work to keep our educational tours at a competitive price that nearly every group can afford.

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  • WHO: Young learners of all ages (Elementary- College and beyond) from all over the world
  • LEARN: American history, ethnically diverse farm to table concepts, US government, ornate architecture
  • WHEN: Multi-hour to multi-day in the Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter
  • EXPLORE: Rural beauty in Virginia or Maryland, ethnically diverse metropolitan neighborhoods, famous DC monuments and more
  • ADD: Transportation (buses, bikes, boats), hotel bookings, airport transfers

wedding activities

wedding activities Planning a wedding consists of so much more than simply organizing that one special day. DC Metro Food Tours and 4Lobe Events can assist you with the burden of wedding preparation so you can enjoy the moment.

We can assist you with venue selection, themes, rehearsal dinners, bachelor(ette) and bachelor parties and full weekend itineraries, let our award-winning event team help you start planning.

Let our event planners help you fill your wedding itinerary or plan the entire trip.

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  • WHO: Bride to groom and all the friends and family between
  • ENJOY: Engagement dinners, bachelor/ bachelorette parties, family-bonding activities
  • WHEN: Any time of day, all throughout the year
  • LOCATIONS: Famous vineyards, historic venues, or unique neighborhood establishments
  • ADD: Hotel bookings, transportation, or memorable photography

wine AND beer TOURS

attmans deli Groups who are intrigued by the wine or beer scene within an area will love our tours focused on the art of imbibing and the history behind it. Our aim is to educate while allowing guests to sample some the finer things in life.

On both our beer or wine tours, guests will visit critically acclaimed establishments to learn about perfect pairings a flavor profiles. Along with the beverages, guests will take in some of the best views, most unique interactions, and delicious food.

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  • FOR: Those who want 'liquid' tastes of special places (perfect for bachelorette parties, birthdays, or those who are simply passionate about drink)
  • DRINK: Local wines and craft beers
  • WHEN: Year-round, featuring seasonal selections
  • COVER: Virginia's wine county, urban breweries, and historic distilleries
  • ADD: Specialty food stops or transportation

SCAVENGER HUNT

coming soon The Culinary Scavenger Hunt is an interactive teambuilding event that involves working in teams with a DC Metro Food Tours Guide to explore a neighborhood while enjoying great food and drink.

Guests will have the chance to win prizes through some friendly competition. From trivia, to the infamous photographic scavenger hunt, groups will work with a series of tips and their guide to hunt or fantastic food and historic landmarks.

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  • FOR: Groups who are looking to spice up their organization's dynamic
  • WHAT: Seek out cultural landmarks and restaurants through games, quizzes, and other interactive on a historical walking tour
  • OFFERED: Any time of year, all times of day
  • THROUGHOUT: DC's most interesting neighborhoods
  • ADD: Drink pairings, prize packages, transportation
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