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Make your way to the Charleston Visitors Center to meet your guide. Then, begin walking through historic downtown Charleston en route to five restaurants tried and tested for quality.

At each restaurant, meet with top Charleston chefs, peek behind-the-scenes at busy 5-star kitchens, and learn about Charleston's ever-growing food scene from industry insiders. Samples, such as pastries, biscuits, and traditional Southern cuisine, give you a taste of the dishes Charleston has to offer.

As you walk, your guide tells you about Charleston history, food, and culture, giving you a better sense of the character of Holy City that you might miss on your own.

When the tour is over, your guide walks you back toward your original meeting point.

Please note: Advise of any allergies in the "Special Requirements" section when you book.
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Charleston Visitor Center
Charleston Culinary Tours
More than a classic culinary tour, this Charleston Chefs’ Kitchen experience provides behind-the-scenes access to top Charleston restaurants and shows you how professional kitchens work in real life. Meet the chefs behind trendy and traditional restaurants alike, sample popular dishes, and learn about Charleston’s culinary scene from an industry insider as you walk through Charleston’s historic downtown.
  • Get behind-the-scenes access to Charleston kitchens and meet top chefs
  • Tour includes enough food tastings to keep you full
  • Ideal for anyone with an interest in the Charleston culinary scene
  • Guide shares insider info on a walking tour of Charleston’s culinary scene
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Culinary Tour

Highly recommend this culinary tour and our guide Hoon. Visited several restaurants and shops around upper King, a nice break from the crowds downtown, and met several owners, managers, and chefs. Was introduced to many news shops and locations that after living in the area...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile
Hoon & the Chefs were Awesome!

If you want to meet some AMAZING chefs, this is the tour for You! Our guide Hoon Calhoun was the star of the tour! You get Charleston history from Hoon and one on one time with the chefs. We visited 5 restaurants: Glazed (amazing donuts...even...More

1  Thank swilliamsinnc
Reviewed 14 July 2018
only one chef but a great one

the ad said 'several great restaurants', which in this case was three. after coffee, grits and fried green tomato at Another Broken Egg, we endured an hour long lecture on the history of Charleston food, I guess to meet the time frame. But we got...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Unique perspectives on Charleston history, food

Six of my college girlfriends and I went on this tour when we were in town for a long weekend. Our guide, Hoon Calhoun, shared lots of stories about Charleston history and spiced them up with anecdotes of his own family's life in the area....More

1  Thank Anne F
Reviewed 16 June 2018
Great tour with Hoon - he is a Charleston treasure!

Hoon is an absolute hoot (and a good sport when I first thought his name was Coon!). Greg and I met him and our group at the visitor center. He emphasized to us that this was NOT an eating tour as he has gotten bad...More

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This tour starts at 9:30am on Thursdays and Fridays
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