We're just like you! Except we're tour guides!
Epicurean San Diego was born in 2015 over a cup of good coffee discussing a love of everything local, sustainable and delicious. After deciding to leave our careers in upper management at restaurants, we set about figuring out how we could create awareness of all of the wonderful local producers that San Diego has to offer while offering the ultimate foodie experience. It's no secret that San Diego has gained recognition for it's food and beverage scene, but do you know how much of that is grown, sourced and crafted locally?
Be a part of our Epic Tribe and let us show you all of the fruits of our friends labor. When you're with us, you're family! We want you to experience our favorite things about San Diego and we love throwing a great party! We'll take you to local farms, coffee roasters, butcher shops, distilleries, urban wineries and more! You'll gain industry insight on what goes in to each local business and get your hands dirty in some demonstrations. You'll get to taste the products of each place we visit and learn about their influences in San Diego.
Stephanie has over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry, specifically in front-of-house operations. She is also a Certified Dog Obedience Training Instructor, a local food and beverage expert, home cook and backyard farmer. In her free time you'll find her experimenting with various small batch fermentation projects such as bread, kombucha and pickled vegetables with her husband, Dan. Through her involvement as the Secretary of Slow Food Urban San Diego, Stephanie cultivates relationships within our community by connecting people to their food. You'll also hear from Stephanie as a contributing writer for Edible San Diego, a local magazine dedicated to the unique flavors, talent and sites of our beautiful region. Stephanie is San Diego Meeting Certified, recognizing her for her expertise in destination experiences and meetings across San Diego. Stephanie handles the day to day operations of Epicurean San Diego.
Dan is a residential real estate agent here in San Diego helping people find the home of their dreams. He loves to cook for our friends and family, brew beer and spends his evening in his wood working studio. He serves on the board of our neighborhood community council, ensuring that our voices are heard and that positive public change is in motion. Dan is our Beverage Director and Certified Cicerone. He is a great resource to our clients who are interested in choosing the perfect local craft beer for their event. Dan handles behind-the-scenes operations and is often spotted as Steph’s right hand at events.
The couple love to go hiking with their two dogs and host dinner parties for friends and family. They love to travel the world and learn about new destinations through their food and beverage culture. Stephanie and Dan are local food ambassadors who love to experience all of the small batch artisans that San Diego has to offer.
We’re here to tell the story of our home through food.
We invite you to come savor San Diego with us!