Tour Guides

Jenina Mella

My husband and I chose to settle in Madison as a place where we each could find the environment we
want: for him that is access to world class trout streams; for me that is arts, culture & a vibrant food scene.TedxMadison 2015-131 (2) I have been a life long foodie, and I grew up in a family whose main shared activity was visiting the diversity of restaurants on offer in my native Chicago. I adore cooking and entertaining friends, and sharing all kinds of food tips, preparation and stories. Being a Madison Eats food tour guide combines my passion for food, with my love for my adoptive home and all it has to offer to both visitors and residents. This city is full of the most amazing people with big hearts who want to share their passions with others, and who dedicate themselves to improving everything around them. That is especially true of the food community here. I have been an unschooling parent to a 22 year old son who is working to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics as a long track speed skater. My son’s passion has become ours as we support him to try to make this dream a reality. I look forward to showing you around Madison on your next visit!