Meet Wendy Lyn
As a restaurant consultant who travels the world working with everyone in the business – it is no wonder that so many people call on Wendy as a trusted industry colleague to give them essential addresses when they are traveling.
When this professional eater is not chronicling her international eating & drinking adventures on Instagram, Food & Wine Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Epicurious and multiple food programs on The Travel Channel, she takes food-obsessed clients on her wildly popular/sell out private food tours in her two favourite food cities, Paris France & Charleston South Carolina.
You’re in for a real treat
Like most of you, I’m not a “tour” person.
When I travel to eat through a new culture but my chefs friends are working and cannot lead the way – I want to have fun, learn about the food culture from someone in the know who has a deep connection to the food scene, can get me to the right spots, isn’t afraid to tell me what the locals wish I knew, I am able to pay for what I want to eat & drink, take Instagram-worthy food photos that make my friends back home green with envy and hang out with cool like-minded people. It’s called “living the dream” and I want you to live it too.
Delivered the way it should be
My approach is not one-size fits all, Paris & Charleston are one of a kind and so are you.
The private tours are just that, created around just you and me on location in bakeries, cheese shops, bistrots, bars for oysters, natural wine & craft cocktails, and etc. so you can dig in deeper, eat and drink what you want, linger, laugh, ask questions, have them answered, have spontaneous experiences that are not scripted, in the spirit of a progressive neighborhood party. During our time together, one layer at a time, you’ll start seeing things revealed that you wouldn’t have seen right away.
The Sunday Times said it best, “Being with Wendy is like being with your fab big sister on location. Along the way she gives you the real deal, arms you with tons of local knowledge and introduces you to her inner circle of industry friends so that you can eat, drink & feel like a local insider too.”
The tours sell out months in advance. If you don’t see your date available please send Wendy an email to let her know – she’ll squeeze you in if possible.
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Press & Rave Reviews:
As Seen In: Wall St Journal | New York Times | NBC TODAY | Travel + Leisure | Food & Wine
“On a first name basis with every ‘it’ chef in Paris” – Travel + Leisure Magazine
“One hyper-connected private guide” – Food & Wine Magazine
“Wendy Lyn is Paris’ Ultimate Food Insider” – USA TODAY
“One of the Top Ten Culinary Guides in Europe” – The Wall Street Journal
“One of the 6 Best Food Tours in the World” – Sunday Times Magazine“If only there were a ‘Wendy’ in every major food city in the world…Barcelona, New York, Venice, London, etc. She’s that good.” – Steve and Molly
Who Is Wendy Lyn?
She’s dubbed “the insider’s insider,” for her hard-won all-access pass within the international culinary community from working as a PR & Restaurant Consultant for the most notable chefs & restaurants in the world. From conceptualizing restaurants with chefs to launching the first US Michelin Guide – Wendy has been based in Paris for over half her life, globetrotting a staggering 200+ days a year on an airplane getting to the next foreign city for the next project.
Originally from L.A. (Lower Alabama/Florida Panhandle), Wendy is happily grounded now in her favorite food city where her trusted Southern appeal, high-regard for French food & wine and her energetic genuine fun-style, have endeared her to Paris’ top chefs & industry pros who consider her part of their family.
On a first name basis with every ‘it’ chef in ParisTravel + Leisure Magazine
One of the Top Ten Culinary Guides in EuropeThe Wall Street Journal
When we got back to the states and saw the article in the WSJ, watched Anthony Bourdain’s 100th show, and read Hemisphere magazine we affirmed our believe that our 'Wendy time' took us to the center of the food universe! Our time with her was amazing!...
The best thing we did while in Paris was hire @parisismykitchen for a foodie tour. Wendy, a local New Orleanian, moved to Paris 28 years ago and became a pro on the Paris food scene. She doesn't just bring you to restaurants, she introduces you to the managers, chefs, waiters who have all become...
How do you make a trip to Paris even more memorable? Have Wendy Lyn give you a food & wine tour of Paris. We tasted our way through the 5th and 6th neighborhoods best bakeries, cheese, and wine bars while learning food culture. Wendy is an encyclopedia of Chefs and Restaurants and is happy to share...