private, group tours, corporate team building and special events in Cleveland

providing special events and tours for groups of all sizes throughout indianapolis, including transportation, and accomodation

Interested in a group tour or other private culinary event or activity?

Let our award-winning event planning team develop customized creative events and programs designed especially to satisfy the needs of your group.

We work in cooperation with sister company, 4Lobe Events, in order to bring to you a wide range of activities that can take place throughout Indianapolis.

In just over seven years of operations, we have worked with thousands of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations, and can handle major groups of well over 1000 people with the help of Welcome DMC, our sister destination management company.

Our company focus pertaining to group and private events activities involves a focus on the development and execution of creative, unforgettable events.

At all times we maintain our highest standards of professionalism, organization and customer service. Resultantly, your group is able to enjoy unique, exciting offerings.

Popular activities

We have a library of activities to choose from and are happy to suggest something based on your particular needs, schedule, and budget. We can also adapt any of our tours, events, and activities to create the best fit for you and your guests.

creator of the culinary challenge

We are the proud originator of the Culinary Challenge, one of our signature culinary team building events developed nearly a decade ago. We now offer over 30 variations of the Culinary Challenge, with something for every group. Learn more about the Culinary Challenge below.

Choose from the following events, contact us by email at info@foodtourcorp.com, or by phone at 216.395.0132 for more options:

contact taste cleveland food tours for more information

For any additional information regarding our culinary events, activities and food tours, you can call us at 216-395-0132, email us at info@foodtourcorp.com, or fill out the contact information below. A member of our staff will reply to all inquiries.

Food Tours

Our standard Food Tours brings together an area's culture, history, architecture, as well as its local food and drink.

During a Food Tour, guests are provided with a fully guided historic and cultural tour with visits to 3-5 local establishments, where guests receive specially created dishes and drinks that reflect the neighborhood, including its past and present.

Our market tours provide and insiders look at the West Side Market, the iconic Cleveland market serving the city for over 120 years. Market Tours feature stops at various stalls to meet vendors, learn their stories, and taste their specialties.

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Dine Arounds

A Dine Around is a more formal and customizable version of our standard Food Tour. It offers a 5-6 course progressive meal served at two or three critically acclaimed restaurants.

Dine Arounds will typically offer lengthier stops at each establishment, allowing time for guests to enjoy multiple courses and network with associates.

Dine Arounds can be completely customized to accommodate nearly any budget, from low-cost to VIP. Specialized beer, wine, cocktail parents can be added at different restaurants and establishments to help complement the dishes. Receptions can be added either before or after the Dine Around based on the needs of the client.

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Culinary Challenge

Our Culinary Challenge events are a series of friendly, yet competitive team building activities that can be run in nearly any venue throughout Cleveland.

Regardless of the particular event, whether it is inspired by 'Top Chef', 'Chopped' or anything in between, the goal of a Culinary Challenge is to foster innovation, embrace creativity, and build bonds teamwork in a competitive, yet fun environment.

For example, during the 'Iron Chef' inspired Culinary Challenge, teams will choose ingredients, spices, and herbs in order to compliment the secret ingredient that everyone must use and create a dish and story to present to a panel of judges.

In addition, catered meals, cocktails, open bars, and receptions can be added to compliment the competition with food and drink.

We can plan a culinary challenge as an event within a full day or multiple day corporate travel, where our event management specialists take care of everything during your trip to Cleveland, including accommodations, transportation, meeting space, meals, tours or activities, and special events.

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Special Event Management

Taste Cleveland Food Tours, along with sister company, 4lobe Events Cleveland, are able to create, plan, and manage special events of nearly any size throughout the city.

We work with planners or leads for groups, both corporate and non-corporate, to make sure their vision is executed to the highest level.

We staff highly trained event support, customer service, and account teams that are available for you seven days a week. Utilizing the advantage of our sister event management company, we have full control of the process, and rarely have to outsource.

All our events feature a focus on Cleveland's culture, food, and drink whenever we can, with the goal to make sure guests are able to experience Cleveland whenever it helps to distinguish the event.

Contact us and one of our Event Management Specialists will help bring the culture and cuisine of Cleveland to your next event.

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Team Building

Let us help develop the ideal team building activity for your group nearly anywhere in Cleveland.

We can either customize any of the Food Tours or Culinary focused events we currently offer, or can build an activity specifically to the needs of your group.

All of our events, tours, and other activities either have been developed specifically as team building events (such as our Culinary Challenges, Cooking Classes and Culinary Scavenger Hunts), or can be customized to incorporate various elements of interest (such as incorporating trivia, or team building games into a Dine Around and modifying the last spot to accommodate a reception for awards and drinks).

If you have an idea for a concept or event you want executed, our award-winning creative team will help turn your idea into a reality.

If not, we can also give you examples of events that have been created for specific client needs that we will modify for your group. We can turn around proposals in a day and most new ideas into events within a few days based on your needs.

Please feel free to contact us any day of the week, and one of our team building experts will be available to show you a way to bring your group together more in a creative, unique way!

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cooking class

Our classes allow guests to learn various cooking techniques and styles and to apply them immediately while making a great dish or series of dishes.

We work with local chefs and pastry chefs to offer a variety of hands-on cooking classes.

Choose the style of cuisine, time, and venue, and we will put together a cooking class for you and your guests that matches your needs as much as possible.

Our cooking classes are typically offered for small and medium-size groups. Call us for additional details.

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Full/Multi-Day Motorcoach Tours

Our experiential single and multi-day Tours will bring you and your group on a culinary and cultral adventure through Cleveland and greater Northeast Ohio. Visit farmers, fisherman, winemakers, and Bakers and learn about their story, products, and inspirations.

Explore the region as you visit historic towns and enjoy classic dishes, local favorites, and seasonal specialties. Learn about the history and culture of the region from a highly-trained guide.

Experiential single and multi-day Food Tours are typically 1 to 5 days but can be longer if your group desires. You can also choose the regions that you want to visit. Contact us to check out our itineraries today!

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Bar and Pub Crawls

Enjoy great neighborhoods and classic drinking (and eating) spots as well as games, trivia, shots and prizes, on our historic bar and pub crawls.

Our Bar and Pub Crawls combine a guided historic, cultural, architectural tour with stops at local bars and pubs. At each stop, the guide will teach you about the establishment, and it's history. Guests can enjoy drink specials, or choose a specially selected drink. While at the bar, guides will test guests' skills with games and trivia.

The ultimate pub crawl provides preset drinks and food for great clubs or bars for an unforgettable afternoon or evening. Please contact us for more information about either type of crawl.

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Educational/student tours

Ideal for groups looking to explore both Cleveland and the surrounding region from a unique perspective, our single and multi-day Educational Tours are available for students of all ages.

We offer all-inclusive tours that provide exceptional safety, support, and educational experience at the best price and value.

Student tours are available on both weekdays and weekends throughout the year. Call us for an itinerary today.

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wedding activities

4Lobe Events Cleveland specializes in the planning and execution of a number of wedding activities including rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties, wedding receptions, photography, family activities, hotel selection and booking, and transportation acquisition.

Or focus is to oversee the planning and logistical aspects of your wedding to remove any unneeded stress from your big day. Without the added pressure, you can enjoy the company of your family, friends and loved ones, as well as the beauty of the wedding itself.

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Winery and brewery tours

Our brewery and winery tours are developed specially for groups interested in learning more about and enjoying locally crafted beverages, and meeting the hard-working individuals dedicated to keeping their businesses running.

On the beer and wine tours, you will visit a variety of wineries and breweries located throughout the region and take behind-the-scenes tours whenever possible.

We can combine the tours with stops at local markets or eateries to enjoy a snack or meal between the various drink stops. Special food pairings at the wineries and breweries are also available upon request.

We can arrange transportation based on group size, budgets, and other specific needs as well as in-home pick-up and drop offs.

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  • FOR: Those who want 'liquid' tastes of special places (perfect for bachelorette parties, birthdays, or those who are simply passionate about drink)
  • DRINK: Local wines and craft beers
  • WHEN: Year-round, featuring seasonal selections
  • COVER: Virginia's wine county, urban breweries, and historic distilleries
  • ADD: Specialty food stops or transportation

culinary scavenger hunt

The culinary scavenger hunt is a fully interactive teambuilding event that takes placeby foot within a particular neighborhood, or by vehicle throughout the city.

During the activity, groups use a series of clues, tips, and quizzes and work with guides in order to gather information and find particular items needed to get the answers and finish the hunt.

A typical culinary scavenger hunt brings guests to 4 to 7 local establishments for food, drinks or both. All groups reunite at the conclusion of the scavenger hunt as members of the Taste Cleveland Food Tours team determine the winner and gives out prizes.

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