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Meet Our Guides

Our guides will navigate you through one of Chattanooga’s most diverse dining areas. Your tour will explore cultural diversity and will also include fun facts and community insight.  Every experience, is a new experience.

CEO

Chief Eating Officer 

When asked about the Chatt Taste origin story, what’s typically expected is an epiphany of poetic proportions, but truly the start was: simple and genuine. I’m the daughter of a veteran. My family has lived on 3 different continents, 5 domestic states; and they have all been unique. The first order of business after a move was to find out where the locals eat.

That’s where you find the community. That’s what I’ve created in Chatt Taste: a fast track to community.

Logistics Analyst 

Good food equals a good mood.

Good quality food can put you in a place of pure joy. And the wonderful part about Chattanooga is, there are pockets of joy throughout this beautiful city. The downtown area, specifically the West Village is an experience of its own that I look forward to presenting to some and introducing to others.

Bryan Kelly

Award Winning Actor and Foodie Aficionado

I wanted to help develop the Southside Food Tour for Chattanooga because not only am I a huge fan of Chattanooga, my wife, Mindy, and I are residents of the Southside, and I love food so much! It’s a priority when we travel, we love to take time and cook together as a couple, and are excited to share that love of the Southside‘s best!

Amanda Angel

Foodie Extraordinaire

Amanda Angel is a local mom and 4th grade math teacher.  She absolutely loves teaching her “mini-mathematicians” and going on adventures with her 8 year old son, Asher.  Amanda refers to herself as a “teacher by day, foodie by night” because in her spare time she loves to cook prepared meals for clients, create beautiful spreads for small catering events, stay connected in the local Chattanooga food scene, teach others about home cooking, and lead food tours with Chatt Taste!  Amanda’s love for travel enhances her love of food as well.  In 2019, Amanda traveled all around China, taking authentic Chinese cooking classes and food tours, and most recently has returned from Costa Rica with even more enriching culinary experiences. Pura Vida!  Amanda also has a deep love for Chattanooga, which she shares with her Chatt Taste guests throughout her Downtown/West Village food tours.  Amanda wants to inspire others to love and be empowered by food, valuing local restaurants and farms, teaching others how they can cook in their own homes, but mostly, slowing down to appreciate the rich experience, nourishment, and blessing that every bite can bring into one’s daily life. 

Vaidehi Rathod

Will Eat Anything and Everything

I am the owner and founder of ChaiBiscuits, Home of the Snack Jar. Originally I approached Chatt Taste to market my food product to include in their Taste of Chatt box, but I was also looking for an internship at the time. I asked the owner, Briana, if she knew any businesses that needed an intern and she asked if I’d be interested in working under her. I happily accepted and the rest is history.