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Katy Starr: Tour Guide, Public Relations
Katy Starr is a native born Austinite. She is a singer-songwriter and plays for audiences around town. Being a local, she has lots of insider information about the city, its culture, and the best places to eat! Finding places with quality local ingredients and good flavors are her specialty. Her upbeat and positive personality is contagious and lends to a very pleasant and laid back tour.
Lauren Regal, Tour Guide, Public Relations:
Lauren Regal is one of our fun and fashionable tour guides, who adds her trendy touch to the tour guide role to create a completely entertaining experience that keeps her tourist-audiences engaged and coming back for more! Lauren came to Austin by way of Los Angeles, CA. and is currently attending the Aveda Institute, pursuing her passion in hair – hair coloring, hair styling and just about everything that has to do with the doo!
When she’s not entertaining friends with her acoustic-companion and six-string sibling, she can typically be found out and about in Austin’s vibrant downtown scene: taking in the sights and indulging in the sounds of the city. She is actively involved in the performing, theatrical and visual artistry of Austin, where she balances her fling with music with her love for beauty and art.
Lauren embodies the heart and spirit of a true philanthropist by volunteering her time and attention towards aiding the deaf community. She is fluent in American Sign Language and enjoys lending a helping set of hands to serve our deaf friends in whatever capacity she can!
Carrying herself with a bit of royal flair and possessing that Regal air, Lauren brings sophistication, yet spirit to the food tour experience. She conveys savvy yet, sassy to the role of the food tour guide to make for an amazing, memorable experience for all who attend.
So come now and book your tours with the Food Tasting Network to taste and see a new side to Austin that will satisfy your senses!
Jessy LeTour, Public Relations, Business Management, Tour Guide:
When she’s not overseeing the daily operations of numerous businesses, Jessy LeTour can often be found networking with other professionals in the Austin business community. She’s a prolific connector of people and utilizes her polished Public Relations’ skills to empower others to reach their potential or challenge them toward a higher purpose.
She’s an expert facilitator and can easily organize events or venues from start to finish, bringing them to successful completion. As a Texas State University honors graduate with a major in Spanish, she is Proficient in Spanish bilingual, written and verbal communication and interpersonal negotiation. Her Business operational management experience includes overseeing management of finances, client relations, and employee training.
Her Public Relations’ experience includes: conducting follow-up with clients inquiring about services and helping to finalize on procuring business projects/venues. She maintains positive public relations and an active business presence at local events / venues throughout the Austin community.
Jessy also oversees the marketing initiatives for multiple businesses across numerous social media sites, local directories and maintains an active online presence for said businesses through managing various digital Internet properties. Jessy also provides translation services for clients/employees and often volunteers her time for scholastic and community events.
As the Tour Guide Trainer and a Tour Guide herself, Jessy will actively interact with tourists, providing historical and cultural context of the Austin area during her presentation to make for a completely entertaining and rewarding experience.
She trains our local tour guides to make sure they are the absolute finest tour guides in their presentation, communication and interaction skills. Come experience the best in Food Tasting and Food Tourism by booking a tour with the Food Tasting Network today!