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Welcome to Melbourne Food Experiences

Melbourne Food Experiences partners with award winning chefs, restaurants, cocktail bars and wine experts to offer unparalleled food and wine experiences. This selection of tours, team building events and functions are perfect for corporate entertaining, conferences, team building, staff events and functions or exploring the famous Melbourne food scene.

Contact Melbourne Food Experiences anytime on freecall 1800 801 838.

Or be in touch via email, or on our enquiries page. 

Allan Campion - Founder of Melbourne Food Experiences

Allan Campion - Founder of Melbourne Food Experiences

Melbourne Food Experiences was founded in 2002 by chef and food author Allan Campion.

Allan started his career as a chef in 1979, working in kitchens in Australia, Ireland, England and Turkey. Food travels brought him further afield to explore the cuisines of India, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, France, Italy, Singapore, Vietnam and New York.

After more than 15 years as a chef, Allan turned his hand to food writing, becoming a contributor for publications such as Australian Gourmet Traveller, Epicure and The Sunday Age. He has also co-authored more than two dozen cookbooks and food guides, including The Foodies’ Diary, Foodies’ Guide to Melbourne, Chilli Jam and the best-selling Campion and Curtis in the Kitchen.

He has being involved in food tourism and events for over 15 years and has consulted for local and overseas businesses.

Melbourne Food Experiences was created to offer the best food tours, team building, team events, functions, restaurant dining and hampers in partnership with award winning chefs, restaurants, cocktail bars, wine experts and Victorian producers.

"The fast track to gaining an understanding of what’s going on in the restaurant, specialist food shop and café scene is Allan Campion’s Melbourne Food Experiences; a veteran of the city’s food scene, this former chef and author has found his niche sharing what he knows about Melbourne’s soft spot for eating and drinking. Which is  a lot. He gets a kick out of guiding the hungry tourist into places most Melbournians don’t know exist."

John Lethlean – The Weekend Australian Magazine.

Carmel McNally

Carmel McNally - Tour guide and event host

Carmel McNally has always had a passion for food and history. She made a move into the Melbourne food scene in 2002 as a tour guide at the Queen Victoria Market, where she has hosted groups from Australia and overseas, and featured on Coxy’s Big Break, Postcards and Good Morning New Zealand. She works as a tour guide and event host with Melbourne Food Experiences.

Check out more about Carmel in our Q & A with her.

Cameron Smiths

Cameron Smith - Tour guide and event host

Cameron Smith is well known to Melbournians as the host of the long-running Eat It radio show on 3RRR, each Sunday at noon. Here he interviews top chefs and food authors, talks wine, restaurants and food.

He was recently given an award by The Age newspaper for 25 years of contributing to the Melbourne food and wine scene – “Going above and beyond the call of duty”.

Cameron has a background in Hotel Management from William Angliss College and cooked at Bedarra resort in Queensland for guests such as Caroline Kennedy and Pavarotti.

He has worked extensively in advertising, host stages for The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and has worked on Iron Chef and MasterChef.

Cameron works as a food tour guide and an event host with Melbourne Food Experiences and is host of the popular Food and Wine Sensory Challenge.

If you really want to know what’s happening with food in Melbourne then you need to spend time with Cameron Smith!


Sebastian Reaburn - Cocktail tour host

Sebastian Reaburn has been a bartender for over 15 years and in that time has won Australian Bartender of the Year and made the top 10 of Bartender Magazine’s Most Influential List.

He has worked with Shannon Bennett to explore, re-invent and delight in the history of cocktails for the Lui Bar at Vue de Monde.

Sebastian has been a brand ambassador, writes widely on the subject and has a regular radio spot on 3RRR. Sebastian has founded bars such as 1806 (winner cocktail list at Tales of the Cocktail in 2008). Plus Heartbreaker (The Age Good Food Guide Bar of The Year 2017).

He has recently added distilling to his CV as the creator of spirits at Craft & Co in Collingwood. He has also launched his own brand of craft gin called Artemis.

Sebastian hosts The Melbourne Cocktail and Bar Tour with Melbourne Food Experiences.

Pauline Leonard

Pauline Leonard - Host for Italian classes and food tour guide

Cooking, travelling and teaching have been Pauline Leonard's passions for many years. Her philosophy is that cooking classes should be fun and entertaining, provide a challenge and introduce new skills.

Pauline is the host of Cooking, Wine and Dine, plus The Italian Cooking Class.

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