Catalina Food Tours, a family owned & 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 & private food experiences. Stay tuned for new offerings & events!
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, her husband Gene, and their three boys 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.
Our team of foodie guides & cocktail concierges can't wait to show you why Catalina is so amazing.
Lili, a longtime local, loves sharing her infectious spirit along with a love for fine dining with our guests. She can't wait to host you!
Paula's family ties in Avalon go back to 1919. As a past owner of several fine dining establishments, her love of food is palpable. Her passion for & curiosity about Catalina are evident in her tours.
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.
Jordan is originally from Northern California, fell in love with a local & now cooks up flavorful dinners for his wife Jen & their daughters, Wren & Piper. He also may love ice cream more than oxygen.
Reyna, an Avalon HS alumni, is a recent graduate of Cottey College with a BA in Business. She loves serving people whether they are on their way to a tour or grabbing a cup of coffee.
California native & Erin's niece, Shevawn, manages your allergies & aversions on a daily basis. She happily keeps lines of communication open between our guests, guides, & restaurant partners.
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.
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 ❤s 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.