We want you to love Carmel
like we love Carmel

We want you to love Carmel like we love Carmel

Enjoy Carmel started as Carmel Food Tours in 2012, becoming the first guided culinary and wine walking tour in Carmel-by-the-Sea. We’re focused on helping visitors and residents alike enjoy the best “off-the-beaten-path” food and cultural experiences possible.

In addition to Carmel-by-the-Sea’s vaunted food scene, explore the region’s history, architecture and people in unique ways.

Gather a group of friends for a memorable Instagram tour, or arrange for a team building exercise with a fun scavenger hunt challenge. Or discover Carmel’s delights with a combined bike and food tour. We’re proud to provide our guests with the guidance and insights they need to turn their entire time in Carmel into a truly local experience. Return with confidence to not only the stops on our tour, but the hidden passageways, local restaurants, and specialty retailers that travelers might otherwise miss if they were to just stroll Main Street. It’s why we recommend taking one of our Enjoy Carmel tours at the beginning of your stay!

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Meet the Founders


Staci’s Interior Design background focused on creating a specific experience for the user, and culinary tourism was a natural extension of that skill. With a deep-seated passion for food, wine and exploring her surroundings, Carmel Food Tours was a natural place to land. She also enjoys playing pickleball with her husband, teaching indoor cycling, and her two pups.


With a penchant for holding purse strings tight, Dan was the obvious choice for keeping Carmel Food Tours on a firm footing. Dan built and sold a successful software company before there was internet. He’s also a 7th degree black belt in TaeKwon Do.

Meet the Tour Guides and Other Team Members


Operations Ninja & Tour Leader

Raised on the Monterey Peninsula, Amber creates an enjoyable experience both in front of and behind the scenes at CFT, which she believes exists in one of the most beautiful places on earth.


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Born in a Comstock Cottage, but raised in the weirdness of Portland, Bonnie has a local’s perspective colored with real-world experience. She’ll show you exactly why she loves Carmel.


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With her infectious grin and giggle, you’ll be instant friends. Veronica came for college and fell in love with the Monterey Peninsula; she’s a lifer now, and loves to share it!


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Migdalia knows how special the central coast truly is — after all, she grew up here and remains a local resident today with her husband and two daughters.


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A consummate host with an actor’s resume, Brian will entertain, educate, and make instant friends. He’s the life of every party, or in this case, every Food Tour. Slàinte!


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Tracy spent many years in a university setting helping to translate the work of vision research scientists to the general public. Subject matter on the food tour is much more fun!
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