We Speak Food!

We believe food is the universal language that connects people and at Chicago Food Planet, we are your ambassador to all things connected to Chicago Food.

We love showcasing the delicious food, robust history and unique culture Chicago has to offer. We believe food is the universal language that unites people. Our experiences are curated to connect you to the greatest food city in the world and the people within it. That's why our goal is to curate experiences that showcase Chicago as the greatest food city in the world.

Our friendly and passionate Food Ambassadors are proud to share our cultural discoveries and culinary knowledge with you. Let us take you on a journey that introduces you to the best of the best, opening up a whole new world just waiting to be explored! We can't wait to show you Chicago!

Bon appétit!

- Your Friends At Chicago Food Planet

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We love Chicago (especially the food). Let us show you why!


Meet Our Team That Makes It All Happen!

Our team members are Chicago locals that are inspired by the roaring food scene. Let us take you on an tasty adventure full of food, humor, and history.

Shane Kost

Shane Kost

CEO & Founder

Shane founded CFP in 2006. Shane has traveled to over 40 countries and between 2009 & 2013, he drove his motorcycle from Chicago, IL to Patagonia, Argentina; covering more than 25,000 miles.

Best Bite: Anything from Yusho's Japanese Grill

Loved Libation: Caipirinha

Brian Tuttle

Brian Tuttle

Senior Tour & Events Director

Brian is relatively new to the food tour industry, coming from a long career in arts and non-profit leadership. In his free time he writes, chases soccer balls and dreams about playing pro ping pong.

Best Bite: Spring Rolls from Belly Up

Loved Libation: Malted Milk ball Madness from Burger Bar

Marketing Director

Randi Alexander

Marketing Director

Randi grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. After traveling the United States looking for the best hole-in-the-wall bars and mom and pop restaurants, she found her home with Chicago Food Planet.

Best Bite: Cheeseburger from Small Cheval

Loved Libation: Old Fashioned from Buck's Chicken & Biscuits

Philip

Philip

Food Ambassador & Route Captain

Philip moved to Chicago from New Mexico. He works on stage and on camera in Chicago when he isn't leading tours. Philip holds his BA in communication, media, & theatre from Northeastern IL University.

Best Bite: The Modern Cuisine Creations from Next

Loved Libation: Revolution Brewery's "Fist City"

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Terry

Food Ambassador

Born in Chicago, grew up in Texas, transferred back to Chicago for business 25 years ago. When I’m not enjoying the Chicago food scene, I enjoy bike riding with my cycling friends & seeing live music

Best Bite: Anything from Twin Anchors

Loved Libation: Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island

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Jess L

Food Ambassador

I'm a lousy cook. But I'm really good at ordering food and going out to restaurants. Sushi, rueben sandwiches, lobster rolls = yes, please. I've lived in Wicker Park for the past 8 years & love it!

Best Bite: Steak from RPM Steak

Loved Libation: Daily Grog from Queen Mary

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Jim

Food Ambassador

I moved to Chicago in 2015 from Las Vegas, Nevada. I grew up in both New England and the South which means I can speak with a “wicked good” southern or northern accent, y’all.

Best Bite: Deep Dish Pizza topped w/ meatballs & ricotta

Loved Libation: The Northman Bar, Northman House Cider

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Jess S.

Food Ambassador

I absolutely love this city and spend almost all of my disposable income on fine dining in Chicago. I have an adventurous palate and sometimes I'll even ask the waiter to select my meal for me.

Best Bite: Jalapeno Queso Dip at Bandera

Loved Libation: Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita from Revolucion Steakhouse

Mona

Mona

Hungry Hound

Hi! I'm Mona, a smooth Collie that likes to be pet, lay in the sun and herd all animals (or Food Ambassadors) when given the chance!

Best Bite: The best are found under the table.

Loved Libation: Water from The Hose


Interested in joining our team and leading tours?

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