Catherine

Cat leads Durham, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro, and Hillsborough tours, but being a certified jack of all trades, she can sometimes be found in Raleigh, too. She’s a natural host who makes everyone feel at ease while keeping the group entertained.

What is your occupation? Director of Marketing at Straw Valley Food and Drink.

Where are you from? Dayton, Ohio- The birthplace of the Wright Brothers.

When did you move to North Carolina? 2011.

What do you love best about North Carolina? The weather and ample supply of pimento cheese.

What do you love best about leading food tours? Meeting new people and showing off our area.

What are your favorite foods? (List three) Pizza, all kinds of cheese, and eggs Benedict.

What is your comfort food? Any kind of breakfast food.

What is your favorite drink? Bourbon and ginger.

What food/s won’t you eat/ try? I will try anything once.

Who is the one person you would love to cook with? Jacques Pepin.

What are your hobbies? Watering plants (I won’t call it gardening yet), volunteering with the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties, and riding bikes.

Favorite restaurant? Deep Wood in Columbus, Ohio will be my favorite for a long time. Its where I got married!

Favorite sandwich? BLT with a fried egg.

Favorite cookie? Gingersnaps, the soft homemade kind.

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