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About Us

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About Catalina Food Tours

Catalina Food Tours, a family-owned and operated company, was born in the fall of 2012. Owner Erin Eubank was inspired by the Avalon Taste Around, an annual event that brings visitors and locals together to savor and sample the fare from Catalina Island restaurants.

She wanted to recreate this unique Avalon dining experience on a daily basis while helping our visitors learn more about Catalina. Since its inception, Catalina Food Tours has grown from our original Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour to include the Catalina Happy Hour Tour plus custom and private food experiences. Stay tuned for new offerings and events!

Our Team

Get to know more about our Foodie Crew! Our team of foodie guides and cocktail concierges can’t wait to show you why Catalina is so amazing.

Janet Flathers

Tour Operations & Sales Manager

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Janet’s love of Catalina spans several decades and her passion for experiencing communities through food is evident when you join her on tour. She can’t wait to help you book your island foodie event.

Carol Hernandez

Catalina Bartender & Storyteller

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Carol is our newest foodie guide but has years of guide experience and is a stellar bartender in Avalon. She carries on the tradition of bartending and storytelling following in the footsteps of her dad, Freddy, who just celebrated 40 years of service at the Marlin Club.

Paul Romo

4th Generation Islander & Food Fanatic

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Paul has been in the restaurant & hospitality business for over 15 years. When not providing fun & high energy tours, he teaches hospitality & career technology classes at our local high school.

Sherri Walker Cline

Marketing Partner

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Sherri Walker Cline has been writing about Catalina Island for more than two decades. We put this avid traveler’s skills to work on our website, blog and newsletter program.

Amy Nguyen

Social Media Manager

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Amy Nguyen loves all things social & Catalina. She’s had a special focus on our community for 7+ years, and keeps our followers engaged while sharing, tweeting, & posting about her love of the island.


Lisa Lavelle

Director of Operations & Occasional Blog Writer

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Lisa moved to the island just before she started kindergarten. Her knowledge of Catalina, love of local eateries & passion for writing made her the perfect addition to our team.

Erin Eubank

Head Foodie

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Growing up, all of Erin’s summers were spent in Avalon – her family has been visiting and/or living on Catalina Island since the 1920s. In 2003, Erin and her family moved to the island full time when they purchased the Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. Working in the coffee house along with a prestigious bed & breakfast (the former Wrigley mansion), our head foodie found a passion for supporting local businesses and sharing Catalina history. She thought the departure of her two oldest sons to college would be the perfect time to explore a new avenue.

Creating the only Food Tour offered in Avalon has been a mouthwatering adventure! Erin has since produced new tour offerings and developed fresh ways to highlight local eateries and drinking establishments while building an amazing team that looks forward to hosting you on Catalina Island.