About Us

Mission Statement: To share our knowledge and passion for great food and wine in a way that is both entertaining and educational.

Howdy food fans,

I'm Michael Rogers the principle founder of Seattle Food Tours a company dedicated to the enjoyment of Seattle's culinary culture. I've been living in Seattle for 17 years now and working as an inbound tour operator for over 12 years. Previously I worked in restaurants from Seattle to Miami (literally), along the way I spent an invaluable year in the kitchen as a chef's apprentice in a four star restaurant. My love for food can be traced to my grandmother whose cooking taught me that it is not always about the best ingredients, precision and the latest trends, but more about expressing yourself, and cooking from the heart.

My business partners are a husband and wife duo. Matsumi Kakuyama comes from Tokyo, Japan with extensive experience in the luxury travel industry. Prior to moving to Seattle, Matsumi established and managed the Seattle and Washington State tourism promotion program for Japan, and was a conference services manager for Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo. She is also a freelance food writer who has written features on Tokyo's embassy chefs and has contributed numerous articles to food and lifestyle publications in Japan. Steve Corless a native of Seattle, recently returned home after 15 years working overseas as a foreign services officer, and as an independent marketing consultant. He believes that the best way to truly experience a new culture and make new friends is over a plate of great food.

Our walking tour guides

Heather Chermak

Penny Truitt

Member, Seattle's Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Pike Place Market Tour

This 2.5 hour tour visits 8 best-kept-secrets in the famous Pike Place Market. $39 per person. More: Market Food Tour.

Belltown Restaurant Tour

This 2.5 hour tour visits historic Belltown. Lots of amazing food, and rich history. $49 per person. More: Belltown Food Tour.

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