About Us

Janice & Sue organise their Eating Tokyo Tours from a boatshed in Evans Bay

Janice Kirkwood and Sue Dempsey are your Eating Adventure hosts.

The idea for Eating Adventures began back in 2007, with Janice and Sue exploring the Tokyo food scene. These Tokyo food forays continued annually, sometimes twice a year, until 2017 when they led their first guests on the inaugural Eating Tokyo tour.

In 2019 a second itinerary was added, Eating More Tokyo – Washoku meets Yoshoku, with returning guests wanting to take a deeper dive into Japanese cuisine.

Then guests asked, “Where to next?”

Eating Lima was the second destination added to Eating Adventure tours, venturing to Lima with some ardent foodies in August 2019. What a delight. The food was sensational, the city of Lima vibrant, and the Limeños warm and hospitable.

Eating Georgia is the next destination and is now scheduled to launch in September 2021. Georgia’s food and wine scene has been a well-kept secret, until now.

Janice and Sue are both based in Wellington, New Zealand. Between tours, Sue spends time gardening, growing vegetables and flowers, in the Horokiwi countryside while Janice enjoys cooking and recipe development from her home in Wellington and her crib in Glenorchy.

From their boatshed office in Evans Bay they continue to research delicious new food finds and experiences in Tokyo, Lima and Georgia.

Get in touch

If you would like more details about Eating Adventures or a booking form, please get in touch and we will get straight back to you.

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If you would like to talk to us about bespoke tours you can contact us directly:

Sue Dempsey +64 21 2150313
Janice Kirkwood +64 21 072 1797