Due to COVID-19 things will be looking a little different. Group sizes will be smaller (minimum of 2 guests, absolutely max 6). We ask that all guests bring and wear masks. Tasting partners are subject to change. Guides will be socially distanced as much as possible. We will continue to accommodate food allergies as much as possible. If you are interested in a date that is full or that is not on the calendar or would like a private tour please email info@tastesbft.com

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About Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours

Hi there!

The Taste SBFT team all share a few things in common - our love of SB, celebrating local businesses, food, wine, people and fun! We have a passion for sharing our stories and showing people around. On our tours we combine a fun mix of food, wine, Santa Barbara history, culture and architecture. We love to introduce our guests to new and old spots.

Meet the Taste SBFT Lady!

Evan Elizabeth Schoolnik Berger

Chief Eating Officer

Evan was born and raised in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. She has always loved all things food, feeding people and Santa Barbara. She also loves to introduce everyone to everything she loves. Along with SB and food, Evan adores her kid, dogs, husband and all things sparkly.


Meet the Taste SBFT Team

This is your awesome team of culinary guides. We love leading guests on culinary and historical adventures! We look forward to tasting with you!

Melody Tauchman

Tour Guide Extraordinaire

California native and 25-year Santa Barbara local, Melody has spent her career in travel and tourism. Melody is charismatic and fun, also an avid food, wine and Santa Barbara lover!


Maddy Bascom

Tour Guide Extraordinaire

Originally from Nor Cal, Maddy has made her home in Santa Barbara for the last 28 years. Her background is in high-end catering & event design. She is as enamored now with SB as the day she arrived.

Nancy Palmer

Tour Guide Extraordinaire

Nancy is the newest member of the Taste SBFT team. She has lived in SB for over 14 years. Originally from Dallas, TX & moved here as soon as she could. Nancy loves food, swimming & all things SB!

Brittany Searl

Currently on sabbatical

Born in Upstate NY & moved to SB over 6 years ago. Brittany is a vibrant artist, a foodie, a math genius & most importantly a lover of all things SB. You may also see her pouring wine at Cebada Wines!


Mike Wazowski

Chief Executive Officer

Wazowski is the fur behind the foodie lady. Loving food almost as much as his mom, he supports her every step of the way.

Atticus Sparticus

Chief Financial Officer

Atticus Sparticus is quite the whiz with numbers. He too is a foodie and supports Evan every step of the way.

Herb Rousso

The Grandfather of Evan

Evan owes a lot of her sophisticated taste buds to this man, mostly because his daughter, Evan's mom has a pretty darn good taste in food. This guy just turned 96.

Penelope Grace

Tour Guide in training

Cutest and mightiest guide in training. She isn't on all the tours, but she sneaks in from time to time.