It all started with a common love of food and community.
“We need this in Eau Claire!” said Amanda, while on a food tour in Nice, France with her sister, Michelle. That was in 2015. Fast forward to 2017, Amanda introduced her friend, Nick, to Michelle and the three of them started talking about their common love of food. Nick, having been raised in and around the hospitality industry his whole life, had just opened a restaurant and was ready for his next food venture. It was an instant connection and passion for the possibility of what could be. After attending the Hudson Food Walk, the foodies knew this was the time for the Chippewa Valley to experience their very own food tour! Three Foodies LLC was created.
Here we are today, three community focused foodies doing business as Chippewa Valley Tours. Our first tour is The Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour. This is only the beginning as The Foodies are already working on ideas for future tours (i.e. other locations, haunted tour, food excursions, private chefs and progressive dinners). Stay tuned to see how Chippewa Valley Tours develops into the front-runner in the area for unique experiences.
Hi! I’m Michelle Lien. By day, I am General Manager of a manufacturing company in Eau Claire that is headquartered in Manchester, England. This job has given me the opportunity to enjoy one of my passions in life, travel. I have traveled to many countries as well as many cities here in the States. One thing all of my trips have in common? Food! I love getting to explore each new city and country by hearing it from a local’s perspective. By enjoying a food tour, I get to learn about the culture and people. I’ve always been preoccupied with food. My husband will attest to that as he says I’m thinking about the next meal before we finish the current one! I live in Eau Claire with my husband, Josh, and son, Camden.
Hello, Nick here. I’m an Eau Claire native that has been involved in the hospitality industry most of my life. One of my passions is this community, so finding a way to show it off is a win-win. Food is another passion and the food scene in the Chippewa Valley has blossomed in the last few years. I’m excited to share some great tasting food from our local chefs! My day job is a Business Banker where I work with businesses to help them grow. In my free time I volunteer, officiate basketball, play golf and spend time with family. I live in Eau Claire with my wife Jessica and daughter Evelyn.
Hey! We are all self-proclaimed foodies, but I am also a bit of a history buff. I like to know the “whys” behind things and I appreciate the past. By day, I am an Executive Assistant at a local registered investment advisory firm. I have lived in Eau Claire for eight years and enjoy this “big, small town” where the people are caring and compassionate. I love giving back to the community as often as I can. Eau Claire is an awesome spot to raise my son, Logan. I’m excited to share this place I get to call home with others!
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