The Story Behind Taste Frederick
It all began with a blog. When life brought Sarah back to her hometown of Frederick, Maryland and an apartment right in the heart of the historic downtown neighborhood, she began to take note of the blossoming culinary scene. However, it was a trip to New York City that included Foods of New York’s Greenwich Village Tour that ultimately inspired her to start Frederick’s first food tasting and cultural walking tour company.
Mouth-watering food tastings are the foundation of the tour, but as long-time Frederick residents, we also possess our share of local knowledge. Besides sampling food from fantastic local restaurants and specialty food shops, our tour participants receive a hearty portion of the history, culture, architecture, entertainment and restaurant offerings that are available beyond just our tour stops. Our goal is to infuse everyone with the excitement and confidence to return and take advantage of the wide range of food and cultural options downtown Frederick has to offer.
We’re very proud to be able to provide these tours that offer something for locals and visitors alike. In addition to our public tours, Taste Frederick Food Tours offers Private Downtown Frederick Group Food Tours and Frederick Food Tour Gift Certificates are available.
Taste Frederick’s passionate and friendly tour guides are proud to share our passion, knowledge and culinary discoveries with you on our tours. We can’t wait for you to Taste your way through Frederick with us. When we’re not giving tours you can find even more inspiration on the Taste Frederick Blog.
Her passion for food, some serious hometown love, and the incredible support from friends and loved ones all played a part in Sarah's decision to found Taste Frederick. She still enjoys sharing her day-to-day experiences cooking, traveling and enjoying the small town life over on her blog, Food and Frederick. She's an enthusiastic traveler, and enjoys trying new things. Her marketing education and professional experience in event planning and coordinating proposals have all been assets to the development and operation of Taste Frederick.
Duane Withers combines his outgoing, performer-type personality and curious nature with enthusiasm and wit that enable him to zero in on the most fascinating details of your culinary/cultural walking tour. Born in Richmond, VA, Duane’s family moved to Maryland in the late 1960’s. Duane, his wife Julie, and their two daughters moved to Frederick in 1997. Duane’s love of history and his desire to discover new food pleasures in the downtown Frederick area make Duane an excellent tour guide. Currently, in addition to guiding food tours, Duane is the owner of Thompson-Withers LLC, a Mid-Atlantic Manufacturers Rep. Firm, is an avid golfer and Professional Racquetball Instructor at South Frederick Sport and Health.