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Charleston Chefs' Kitchen Tour

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On this 3-hour walking tour you will meet some of the talented chefs behind Charleston's growing restaurant scene and gain insight into their ideas, methods, and creativity. The Chefs' Kitchen Tour visits 5 restaurants and introduces you to Charleston chefs who discuss the inspirations for their restaurants and provide a peek into their kitchens. The tour includes award-winning donuts & coffee, delicious biscuits from a celebrated Charleston biscuit maker, and other various bites.

To meet Charleston Chefs, see inside their kitchens, savor some samples, and hear your guide spin tales of Southern sumptuousness, then this is the tour for you!
  • 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
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Company: Charleston Culinary Tours
Charleston Visitors Center, Ann Street entrance
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
Your tour will end approximately 2 blocks from your starting point and within easy walking distance of all Downtown Charleston hotels.
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise about Allergies in the (Special Requirements section) during check out!
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Here in town for my wife's birthday weekend, and the combination of restaurants visited and the inimitable tour stylings of Hoon Calhoun made this tour perfect for her - even to the part where she had to admit that she could, in fact, like okra...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank craig-a-wiggins
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a terrific 3-1/2 hour food tour. Saw many restaurants and chefs and ate wonderful food. We also learned a great deal of the fascinating history of Charleston. Our guide, Hoon Calhoun, is knowledgeable, witty, and lots of fun. Terrific man.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dave C
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

We recently took this tour and it was amazing. ‘Houn’ Calhoun was professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. If you end up in Charleston, this tour is a must.

1  Thank wilsonakcm
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Hoon Calhoun, our tour guide, made the tour! This tour isn’t just a sit down and eat Charleston specialties. It’s a walking tour with Charleston food lore, current food and restaurant information and great food tastings. One of the best tours I’ve been on.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Janet R
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful tour! Our tour guide Hoon Calhoun was sensational! Along with delicious culinary tastings and great venues his knowledge and delivery was fun . We visited restaurants we probably wouldn’t have ventured to and visited them again during our stay ! Each establishment welcomed us...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Beenthere96
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Charles B
February 26, 2019|
Response from CCTManagerCS | Property representative |
Hoon is the regular tour guide for the Chefs' Kitchen Tour (excluding unforeseeable circumstances). CCT recommends booking as soon as guests know their travel dates.
November 22, 2018|
Response from CCTManagerCS | Property representative |
The tour is usually about 3 hours. The maximum is 12 guests
Lovel V
April 30, 2018|
Response from guyhollowell | Property representative |
This tour starts at 9:30am on Thursdays and Fridays
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