Custom-Built Tours for Food & Wine Professionals

Beyond our wide range of food, wine and cultural experiences for the foodies and wine buffs, we also excel in meeting the needs of wine and food professionals interested in visiting Spain, Portugal and SW France - from culinary students to chefs and restaurateurs, from wine clubs to vineyard owners and sommeliers, from delicatessen shops owners to artisan food producers and food writers.

Need some fresh ideas? Wouldn’t mind talking about your career or your business with Spanish, Portuguese or French food and wine professionals in the same field? We design custom-built tours for energetic specialists just like you so that you can start expanding your horizons. Our culinary and wine tours promote fellowship and inspiration between pros working hard in the food and wine service here and abroad. Whether you need to chat with gifted chefs, sommeliers or brilliant restaurant directors, we can arrange a fun and informational exchange for you or a group from your company.

We have ample experience designing out-of-the-ordinary travel for affinity groups in gastronomy, wine and related fields. Our itineraries are out-of-the-box and insightful. They offer access to special people and places in alignment with your group’s interests. We work with your group leaders and staff to understand your goals and prepare a perfect itinerary for you.

Spain and France, now Portugal as well, offer some of the hottest spots in gastronomy and wine in the world. Open your mind and immerse in their avant-garde restaurants that set trends worldwide and their wide range of wineries, from historical to state of the art cellars, many unassumingly hidden in the countryside. Learn first-hand from the best in the trade about the local produce as you visit the wonderful markets and artisan producers. Discover new techniques, products, tools and services by including the following in your tour:

  • Visits to top class wineries with personal attention of the owners and top sommeliers.
  • Classes with reputed chefs at their professional cooking schools.
  • Classes with Michelin-starred chefs at their restaurants.
  • Discussions with gifted Spanish sommeliers.
  • Meetings with trendy local restaurant owners.
  • Traditional cooking classes and fascinating market visits.
  • Meetings with fellow local producers – the best in the trade of Iberian Ham, olive oil, artisan cheese, honey, saffron, etc. to learn about local techniques and product characteristics.
  • Interaction with local produce professionals.

When you return home, you’ll appreciate your broadened perspective and inspiration for more creativity in your own professional life. To start setting up your custom-built trip, contact us at info@gourmandbreaks.com.