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Charleston Chefs' Kitchen Tour

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More than a classic culinary tour, this Charleston Chefs’ Kitchen experience provides behind-the-scenes access to top Charleston restaurants and shows you how professional kitchens work in real life. Meet the chefs behind trendy and traditional restaurants alike, sample popular dishes, and learn about Charleston’s culinary scene from an industry insider as you walk through Charleston’s historic downtown.
  • Get behind-the-scenes access to Charleston kitchens and meet top chefs
  • Tour includes enough food tastings to keep you full
  • Ideal for anyone with an interest in the Charleston culinary scene
  • Guide shares insider info on a walking tour of Charleston’s culinary scene
What to Expect
Make your way to central Charleston to meet your guide. Then, begin walking through historic downtown Charleston en route to various restaurants tried and tested for quality. At each restaurant, meet with top Charleston chefs, peek behind-the-scenes at busy 5-star kitchens, and learn about Charleston's ever-growing food scene from industry insiders. Samples, such as pastries, biscuits, and traditional Southern cuisine, give you a taste of the dishes Charleston has to offer. As you walk, your guide tells you about Charleston's history, food, and culture, giving you a better sense of the character of Holy City that you might miss on your own. When the tour is over, your guide walks you back toward your original meeting point. Please note: Advise of any allergies in the "Special Requirements" section when you book.
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Important Information
Departure Point
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Special meals due to dietary restrictions unless you advise supplier at least 36 hours prior to tour
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must advise of your allergies in Special Requirements section during check out in order to be accommodated
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Charleston Culinary Tours
Exploring Charleston
Very informative and interesting tour with some great food highlights. Franny was knowledgeable, engaging and
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Guided food tour.
Had a great experience with Dana as our tour guide where we visited Eli’s Table, Charleston Crab House, Poogan’s
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What a HOOT with HOON!
Our last full day of adventures, our morning started with Hoon Calhoun's Chef's kitchen tour. If I had to use one
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Diane D
New Jersey
Fun way to get to see a city!
This was our first visit to Charleston. Whenever I go to a new city, I try to go on a food tour, you really get a
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Pam D
Hixson, Tennessee
I loved it!
Learned so much history, ate delicious food. Our guide was informative and very funny. It wasn’t a hard walk. We
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NH Cracker
Don’t Eat Before You Go!
Ask questions! Our guide, Dustin, clearly steeped in local knowledge and abundant pride told us historical tidbits
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John T
Roebuck, South Carolina
Hoon is the Duke of Charleston
This tour was spectacular. We so enjoyed it, honey! The Hoon is the Duke of Charleston and if you've done this
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Guilds Rocks!
Guilds Hollowell and the culinary tour was awesome! This was our first trip to Charleston and we simply asked
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Vivian A
Poor experience
Met only one chef and saw only two kitchens. Information came from tour guide who was soft spoken and hard to
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Chris E
Sadly lacking; average may be generous
Although our tour guide was very kind and some of the folk in our group (12 of us) were fun to chat with, the food
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Key Details
  • Charleston Visitor Center
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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