About Key Culinary Tours

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Meet The Owner

Visitors, guests, full and part-time residents, all look for a new way to explore and discover the Sarasota area and we are the perfect answer!

While we are heading into our 5th year (WOW! Time flies!) it may seem like we’re a pretty big company, but we are the locals who live here, work here and EAT here. We know the best places to dine, the local history and just love what we do! We have worked really hard to develop the best experiences to offer you for your time, money & memories. We love everything about Sarasota and having the ability to show it off in such a personal way is a bonus for all of us who live here!  

Behind the scenes we have a team of three dedicated folks who handle everything ‘back of house’ (calls, bookings, advertising, etc.), but we truly rely on our amazing team of certified local tour guides with over 50 years of combined experience to be able to bring so many tour offerings to you!  

I started my food tours on St. Armands Circle four years ago because of its rich natural history and unique circus tradition brought here by the Ringling Brothers and its fantastic and varied food scene. 

When those food tours took off and our repeat folks then asked for more tours in more areas, we knew other neighborhoods would be great fit for these experiences as well. With controlled growth to ensure we never lose any of the quality of existing tours, we have been able to expand to downtown Sarasota, Venice Island, Anna Maria Island and other nearby neighborhoods to the delight of all our guests (especially so many who join us time & time again). Since we have had thousands of guests during this time, we know we are doing it right.

We many add or remove tours each season, but we will always offer our 5 Star Guarantee to insure you will have the best experience possible!

While food tours will always be at the heart of what we do, we opened Sarasota Suncoast Tours for our non-foodie adventures last year and what a success that has been! With this addition, you can choose from over a dozen tours, at different times of the day and different days of the week throughout our slice of paradise! 

Finally, for those of you who like to travel, check out our International Culinary Tours to exotic locations like Spain, Italy, Budapest, Copenhagen, and others!

Our fantastic tour guides are ready to take you and your family and friends out on the town! Remember, we do offer special event tours for corporate outings, weddings, bridal showers, team-building, etc.

We are proud to say, “there really is something for everyone”.  

See you on a tour soon! -Susan Robinson, Owner 

Susan Robinson, Owner of Key Culinary Tours posing at dinning table in Sarasota, FL

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