We’re the founding fathers of food tours in Porto. First mentioned in passing over a holiday dinner among friends, Taste Porto has grown from its humble beginnings into what it is today.
Featured on Anthony Bourdain, Rick Steves, Sunday Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and more, Taste Porto is Porto's longest-running Food Tour company and a leader in showcasing the rich history and culture to thousands of guests who visit our wonderful city every year.
It all started when two Porto natives and one American forged ahead with the business idea that combined their love of Porto with their second love: the cuisine of Porto.
Avid travelers, taste testers, at-home chefs, and cultural explorers, the team realized that what they valued most from their travels was the opportunity to meet locals and see the city through their eyes. And so it was unanimously decided that Taste Porto would do exactly that: allow people to taste the real Porto.
As the first and only tour operator focused solely on gastronomic experiences in Porto, Taste Porto team members are passionate about local gastronomy and strive for each and every guest to fall in love with the city and its food.
At Taste Porto we believe food is a cultural expression. That is why our guided walking tours are about more than just the food, we want to share the history, architecture, culture, and cuisine of our beloved city. So that you can taste the real Porto.
Travel is a learning opportunity and it starts at home. Read about where you are going before you get there. Searching and planning is part of the experience, not just the hassle before it. You are an explorer, a back door traveler. The torch is yours.
If you don't enjoy a place at first, give that culture the benefit of your open mind. Share your questions and discuss them with others. Preferably at a table. Over a beer. And some appetizers. As our good fellow Anthony Bourdain would put it: "there isn’t much that can’t be solved through good food, good drink, and the company of good people."
Growing up, you learned life's important lessons at the dinner table. Keep on doing that. Every interaction is a good opportunity to make a connection. You carry the torch every time you ignore the tourist traps and seek authenticity.
Travel slow. Walk lightly. Change plans at the last minute. Learn some phrases in the local language. Eat local food. Go where locals go. All emotions are beautiful when you travel. Let them in.
Sitting in a traditional cafe, you become part of the cityscape. You bring humanity back to places when you decide to do so. The world needs more of that.
Traveling is realizing how small one actually is in the great scheme of things... and walking away then, a better version of ourselves.
First, we eat. Then we do everything else. Connect with one of our Porto tour guides and get ready to eat like a local while discovering a side of Porto that most tourists rarely see.
We offer an amazing team environment, continuous learning and great foodie adventures. Would you like to join us?
If you currently live in Porto and love this city; if you love food and the food of Porto; and if you love meeting people from all over the World, we might just be looking for you! Join us and become one of our local expert food tour guides.
This is a part-time job that requires at least fluency in Portuguese and English, but the more the merrier, they say! And happy people. We like happy employees!
Got the passion but no guiding experience? Not to worry! We will provide training.
Do you think you are The One? If so, please email us at [email protected] with the following:
In the subject line: Application for Food Tour Guide;
In the body of the email: Your cover letter, including why you would be perfect for the job (all text must be in English);
Also in the body of the email: A link for a short video under 1min30sec where you introduce yourself to us;
Attached: Your CV.
We promise to reply to all candidates with a yes or no. Just bear in mind the process may take a few weeks. We look forward to learning more about you!
PS: If you don't follow these guidelines, your application won't be considered and we will UNLEASH Ricardo. Trust us, you don't want to know what THAT is.