Founded in 2013, Savour Toronto is an award winning company specializing in creating exceptional tailor-made food and drink experiences.
We offer food tours, safaris, social dining experiences and culinary events for both locals and visitors in the city.
We are the proud winners of the 2014 Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award and are one of the best rated tourism operators in Toronto.
To bring people together to have outstanding food and drink experiences.
We are dedicated to supporting Toronto’s food and dining scene, with a particular emphasis on working with the city’s best and most influential restaurateurs, chefs, artisan food makers and culinary enthusiasts.
At Savour Toronto, we are passionate about what we do for our guests. Our team consists of food professionals focused on creating authentic culinary experiences.
Suzanne Urpecz, Co-Founder and Lead Culinary Ambassador
Suzanne started Savour Toronto to provide enriching food experiences in Toronto. Her background is in broadcast journalism and she’s worked for organizations such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Thomson Reuters. She’s been connected with food throughout her lifetime including learning to cook at an early age and travelling to different countries to taste their unique offerings. She possess a certificate in Culinary Arts from George Brown College and is actively involved in Toronto’s food and dining scene. She thoroughly enjoys curating top-notch tours and events as well as having the opportunity to work with professionals in the food and tourism industry. In 2016, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It’s given her a profound appreciation to live life to the fullest each day. Suzanne is passionate about giving back and supporting community involvement for a range of social causes.
Cindy Chan, Event Manager and Lead Culinary Ambassador
Cindy grew up in Scarborough and has always been passionate about food. After Cindy left her career in broadcasting she traveled extensively, discovering new cultures and expanding her knowledge on food. Cindy has been with Savour Toronto for 3 years and has hosted countless public and private tours. Cindy is a lead for all Savour Toronto tours including the new Taste of Chinatown tour. On her free time, she loves adding to her cookbook collection, taking food photos and putting up jars of strawberry jam. More about Cindy’s food experiences across Toronto and her journeys abroad can be found on her blog – HungryCindy.com
Nastasha Alli, Tour Guide and Culinary Ambassador
Nastasha’s path to writing about food started with a sour soup called “sinigang” – her favourite home cooked dish growing up in the Philippines. Since moving to Canada at 19, she’s worked as a concierge, freelanced for various food magazines, and started her own blog and podcast about food. She’s particularly drawn to the study of foodways, to understand how local communities, traditions and history shape a region’s food culture. At home, she cooks up a storm of Filipino recipes, tweaking prep methods, ingredients and cooking techniques for Canadian kitchens. Nastasha loves living in Toronto, a city where fantastic food and drink experiences are never far away. It’s where her home and heart is!
Samantha Larocque, Tour Guide and Culinary Ambassador
Sam is currently pursuing a master’s in education at U of T. Prior to Toronto, she lived in Montreal and Vancouver where she discovered the joys of tourtière, ramen, and maple syrup everything. Sam’s love of food was developed at an early age when she was co-opted into working as her mother’s sous-chef in her bed-and-breakfast in Thailand. She quickly realized that the intensity of the professional kitchen wasn’t for her, even if the food was. When she’s not working or studying, Sam spends her time cooking for friends, discovering new restaurants, and exploring neighborhoods in Toronto.
Neil Egan, Co-Founder and Logistics Manager
Neil has equal passion for food and technology. When he’s not spending his time on computer systems and gadgets, he’s scoping out the latest food trends and tasting notes for the company. As a founding partner of Savour Toronto, Neil’s strength is managing the operations and digital aspects. Neil is also the manager of Information Technology at Kids Help Phone, a nationwide professional counselling service for youth across Canada. Years of working in the non-profit sector has given Neil perspective on the importance of community and is a strong advocate of supporting social initiatives.
Hyedie Hashimoto from Happy D Designs, Graphic Designer
Hyedie is a freelance graphic designer with over 10 years of design experience focusing on working with non-profits and start-up ventures. She is the organizer of the Cupcake Bike Ride in Toronto, a social biking group that starts and ends with the consumption of sweet treats. She was honoured when approached by Savour Toronto to create their logo and has continued to assist with their design elements. (Photo by Molly Crealock)