Food tourism and food tourism development are community experiences.
Agritourism | Cultural Tourism | Ecotourism | Food Tourism | Rural Tourism | Sustainable Tourism
We naturally bring our passion and entrepreneurial spirit to each and every project and we pride ourselves on taking a capacity building approach to food tourism development. This means that we develop methodologies to build capacity within food tourism communities and work tirelessly to provide the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources for them to successfully grow food tourism as a collective. It also means that we work very closely with out clients over the course of each project, and make added value supports available to them to ensure that they are confident in playing a leadership role.
Community-based Participatory Research
The food tourism value chain includes accommodations, attractions, beverage producers, culinary schools, farmers’ markets, festivals and events, growers, producers and suppliers, restaurants, retailers, and tour operators. Along with various levels of government, public sector institutions, industry associations, and not-for-profit organizations, these businesses form a destination’s food tourism community. We believe in the power of synergy, and we know that partnership approaches allow for key stakeholders to participate in and contribute to the food tourism development process. This is why we practice community-based participatory research.
Agile Project Management
We scope out projects in consultation with each client, and develop work plans that leverage the combined skills, experience, and capacity that is available. We also work horizontally and collaboratively to maximize the experience and expertise of each team member. Most importantly, we allow for projects to evolve in a way that is highly respectful of the needs and interests of each client. This flexible approach allows for activities to proceed in a manner that is responsive to external factors. It also allows for continuous input and feedback to be gathered, incorporate, and used to inform decisions.
Interested in working with us? Our clients come in all shapes and sizes!
Government (municipal, provincial, national levels in departments including: economic development, tourism, agriculture etc.)
Regional Tourism Organizations + Destination Marketing Organizations
Educational + Research Institutions
If it’s interesting… we’re interested! Tell us about your next project idea.