Today we’d like to introduce you to Denise Righetti.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Growing up in Miami as a young girl, I used to dream about traveling to far away exotic destinations each time we would pass all the cruise ships lined up along the way to visit Grandma in Miami Beach. Fast forward to the future. I got my very first job working aboard Royal Caribbean ships where I had the opportunity to, travel and meet people from all around the world. I became fascinated with learning about the different cultures represented through their cuisines. Fast forward to today: I created Savor Our City as a way to bring like-minded food & wine enthusiasts together to enjoy unique culinary experiences in each of the cities we operate.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
After operating SOC for 3 years, we identified the areas that were the most lucrative to growing & sustaining the business and discovered that our business model had to change to reflect this and so we are in the midst of rebranding & launching a new website coming out 4th Qtr. 2017.
Please tell us about Savor Our City.
I am the Founder & C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer) of Savor Our City. We create unique culinary experiences at an exceptional value.
We are headquartered in Boca Raton, FL and offer food tours, cooking classes, wine tastings & scavenger hunts for private groups in Miami, Fr. Lauderdale, Boca, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Orlando and seasonally up in Boston, Bar Harbor & Portland, ME.
As the Chief Foodie Officer, I am a recognized local food authority, often invited to judge local food competitions and attend media events. Our staff & guides are also professionally trained, mostly with culinary & hospitality backgrounds. We respond quickly to customer inquiries & customize our activities to meet our clients’ budget & goals.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Seeing snow for the first time.
- Food tours start at $75pp
- Cooking classes/demos starting at $65pp
- Wine tastings starting at $35pp
- Scavenger Hunts starting at $55pp
- Website: SavorOurCity.com
- Phone: 954-410-3177
- Email: info@SavorOurCity.com
- Instagram: @SavorOurCity
- Facebook: Facebook.com/SavorOurCity
- Twitter: @SavorOurCity
- Yelp: https://m.yelp.com/biz/savor-our-city-culinary-tours-boca-raton
- Other: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34088-d6603109-Reviews-Savor_Our_City_Culinary_Tours-Boca_Raton_Florida.html
All Photos taken by Denise Righetti, Savor Our City