Our Team

At FEAST Food Tours & Culinary Events, we have over seven years of experience creating memorable tours & events that connect Charlotte's culinary community.

Founded in 2012 by Kristi Martin, FEAST brings her 15+ years of experience in the event planning industry together with her passions for food and travel to produce unique ways to explore the culture and flavors of the Queen City.

We welcome you to join us around the table with the chefs, restauranteurs, farmers, and artisans who are pushing Charlotte's culinary scene forward.  Maybe you'll be enlightened about a new ingredient, witness an impressive cooking demonstration, or discover your new favorite place to gather with friends and family - maybe you'll experience all of that.

At FEAST, it's about more than food and drink; it's the stories we tell and the memories we make that bring us together.

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Kristi Martin

Owner | Founder

Time in Charlotte?
28 years and counting...

Favorite cookbook author?
Barefoot Contessa - Ina Garten

Dog or cat?
Golden Retrievers

Favorite food memory?
Picnic in a Paris park with food from area markets & shops: cidre, chèvre, baguette, peaches, and pastries

Beach or mountains?


Caroline Brown

Experience Specialist | Tour Guide

What's your coffee order?

Weirdest thing you've eaten?
Smoked Duck Hearts

Beer or wine?

What was your first job?
Camp Counselor

Dream dinner party?
Julia Child cooking with my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

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Julie Tritten

Tour Guide Extraordinaire

Time in Charlotte?
Since I was a little little girl

Favorite cookbook?
Good ol' plaid Better Homes & Garden

Apple or orange?

Favorite city (outside Charlotte)?

Favorite food memory?
Enjoying a campfire dinner in the veld after a day in the African wilds.


John Clemons

Tour Guide Extraordinaire

If you had an unlimited supply of one food, what is it?
Sweet Potato Pie

Beach or mountains?

Travel, movies, photography, food

What's your favorite food memory?
Anything cooked by my mother

Ice cream flavor that describes you?
Butter Pecan:  Nutty but smooth in taste

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Paige McCoy

Tour Guide Extraordinaire

What was your first job?
Hostess at a Thai restaurant

Cats or dogs?
Dogs!  I have a two-year-old Great Dane

Weirdest thing you've eaten?
Sea urchin or alpaca

Favorite city (outside Charlotte)?
Cusco, Peru

What should your job title be for life outside of FEAST?
World Traveler


Jasmine Walker

Tour Guide Extraordinaire


Katherine Howell

Tour Guide Extraordinaire

Weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Kangaroo Meat Pie

Apple or Orange?
Team Apple

Favorite type of music?
R & B / Soul

What was your very 1st job?
Golf Course Pro Shop Associate

Ice cream flavor that describes you?
Chocolate Ganache:  If you're gonna indulge, go big!

Most iconic Charlotte "thing"?
Lights of the Duke Energy Building

What is your coffee order?
Iced Matcha Latte with Oat Milk

What food item would you like an unlimited supply?
Roasted Fall Vegetables

Reading, Yoga, and Fly Fishing

If you could have dinner with someone alive or dead, who?
David Foster Wallace - one of my favorite authors

Join our team to help connect Charlotte's culinary community!

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