Welcome To The World Of Tour Guiding!

We are looking for fun, energetic and engaging folks with a passion for the Sarasota area to join our tour team!

  • We provide the training for you to be an awesome tour leader
  • We provide ongoing training for cross-certification
  • Our next training class begins September 2019
  • No experience necessary but it is always a bonus! 
  • We have found that people who can tell a great story, are actors/actresses or just love history or food make the BEST guides!



  • Do you have a outgoing personality and just enjoy meeting new people?
  • Are you energetic?
  • Can you think quick on your feet and adjust to unexpected changes?
  • Are you someone who can keep to a schedule?
  • Do you think you can keep guests entertained and happy?
  • Would you be able to walk for 3 hours, not only on our fabulous weather days but sometimes in the rain or heat?
  • Are you good with a flexible part-time and week by week schedule?

If the answers are YES! then here is what you would be doing as a food tour guide with Key Culinary Tours:

  • You will ultimately be leading groups of up to 10 guests on each tour that you are assigned
  • You will be expected to arrive at each stop at the scheduled time with your group
  • You will be sharing the history and stories unique to each tour as you walk to each of our tour partner stops
  • You will be having FUN while being a ambassador for the Sarasota area
  • You must individually certify on each tour before learning next (cross certifications allow you to be assigned more opportunities)

 Sound interesting? Do you think you’ve got what it takes?

Then it’s time to for you to send us a brief bio AND a quick 1-2 minute video of why you think you could be an amazing guide to [email protected] (no phone calls please). 

Our tours run year round with demand highest during the winter/spring months. Since we offer 15 current tours which are located in downtown Sarasota, St. Armands Circle, Venice and Anna Maria Island you have a choice of where appeals to you. More tours will be announced fall 2019.

After the intro training, a few select guides with specific additional talents may be offered a unique position of not only being a tour guides but also on our back of house team!  If you have extensive business social media talents or office and reservation or telephone customer service experience be sure to let us know.