Liz Young Tours offers services to meet your team-building, culinary and city touring needs in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Liz Young, owner of Liz Young Tours, has been leading culinary walking tours in New York City neighborhoods since 2003, and she has been a fixture in the city's culinary scene since 1995.
Liz, a certified culinary professional (CCP) and licensed NYC tour guide, began her NYC career as general manager of Foxhounds Restaurant in the World Financial Center. While there, she honed her culinary training at the New York Restaurant School on a full scholarship. She completed her Culinary Arts Certificate with an externship at New York's world-class Aquavit Restaurant, training under Nils Noren, now Vice President of Culinary Arts of The French Culinary Institute. To further complement her culinary training, she took a Master's Degree in Food Studies and Food Management from New York University. While working there, she was awarded their celebrated "Outstanding Service Award," and earned an Associate Editor position for the prestigious dietetics practice journal, "Topics in Clinical Nutrition," a role she still holds today.
She led the Institute of Culinary Education's Recreational Division for almost two years. As director there, she was responsible for scheduling and running thousands of classes with over 23,000 registrants per year, the design and implementation of the online registration system, as well as successful cost-control initiatives.
Liz has been involved with Spoons Across America and Days of Taste since 2005 with AIWF, an organization co-founded by Julia Child that fosters children's food and culinary programs, and she joined the board in 2007. As part of this program, Liz leads greenmarket tours for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Liz also founded NYC Women in Food in January of 2007, a bi-annual networking event that brings together Les Dames D'Escoffier, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs and the NY Women's Culinary Alliance (where Liz serves as Vice President). Click here to learn more.
All guides at Liz Young Tours are highly personable, professional and knowledgeable. Depending on the tour you select, your guide may be an expert about gourmet food, NYC restaurants, food culture and history, shopping and/or city know-how.
Liz Young Tours meets your vacation entertainment, team-building and tour needs in New York City.