About Edmonton Food Tours

Edmonton Food Tours and along with our sister companies Banff-Canmore Food Tours and Calgary Food Tours is a division of Alberta Food Tours, Inc. which was founded in 2006.
Our motto: Eat. Engage. Explore.
Our purpose: Create value for soil, people and food.

Eat, Engage and Explore Edmonton Originals with us!

Meet The Founder

Karen Anderson

President and CEO of Alberta Food Tours, Inc.

Karen Anderson founded Alberta Food Tours, Inc. in Calgary in 2006 and serves as President and CEO. She is certified by Food Tour Pros and leads a team of over 20 talented people in Calgary, Banff, Canmore and Edmonton, Alberta.

Anderson is also a food journalist who has written for radio, television, print and new media including CBC Radio, PBS-TV Apple Magazine, City Palate, Avenue and WestJet magazines. She is an IPPY and Taste Canada award-winning cookbook author for A Spicy Touch – Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen with her Indian cooking mentor Noorbanu Nimji.

You can follow her personal and travel adventures at Savour it All and at Faces Places and Plates. Watch for her latest work, Food Artisans of Alberta published in 2018.


Meet our Tour Leaders

When you spend a day with our team, you are not only connecting with local food experts but also Alberta tourism ambassadors with extensive knowledge of fun things to do.

Liane Faulder

Tour Leader

Liane is one of Alberta's most experienced food journalists. Working at the Edmonton Journal for over 25 years, she has been a food writer there for the past 10. She loves to travel, cycle and read.


Cindy Lazarenko

Tour Leader

Cindy Lazarenko is an award-winning chef who loves to give the Ukrainian dishes of her heritage a modern spin. She lives in the Highlands neighbourhood of Edmonton and is very active in the community.


Suzanne Dennis

Tour Leader

Suzanne is an avid food lover and supporter of Edmonton's food scene. Pitching in to help organize "What the Truck" the annual food truck fest - she is passionate about all things local.


Deborah Anzinger

Tour Leader

Deborah is a Professional Home Economist who consulted in the food industry for 20 years. Her cookbook - Cook - makes cooking accessible for all. She loves entertaining and teaching aqua size.


Howard Kowalchuk

Tour Leader

Howard is a high school teacher, passionate cook and traveller who loves exploring all things Mediterranean. His favourite countries are Turkey, Italy and Greece.


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