Where did it all come from?
Back in 2011, Charli had an idea: food tours in East London. After three months of research and many chilly Sundays spent dragging friends around the eateries of Shoreditch, she launched Walk Eat Talk Eat.
Since starting, her and her guides have taken a few thousand people out touring, expanded to South East London and now specialise in private tours for big groups. But most Saturdays you'll still find them out and about on the regular tours.
What's the big idea?
"We take people to try great food from around the city, in places they might have otherwise missed. And as we go we tell them stories about the history of the area.
We work with independent places, places with personality and passion, and most importantly, bloody brilliant food.
It all started when I saw a BBC America ad for a survival show. They were eating all kinds of disgusting things and the tag line was 'And you thought British food was bad!' I couldn't believe the UK still had a bad reputation for food. Walk Eat Talk Eat started as my one-woman mission to change that".
Charli Nordone. Founder and tour guide-in-chief.
A bit of a history nerd, a proud Londoner and lover of all things food-related, Charli found a way to combine all her interests into what she describes as the best job ever.
She's been a speaker at The Guardian Masterclasses on how to start up a food business, run workshops on branding food businesses and hosted talks for Moo.com on writing for business. (Before Walk Eat Talk Eat, she spent a decade as a copywriter and writing trainer.)
Want to talk to her about speaking at an event or help writing for your business, get in touch.
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