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Group Tours, corporate events, and Other Private Events

Interested in a group tour or other private event? Let our in-house event planning team develop a customized event for your group. No matter large or small the event, Coastal Food Tours along with sister company 4Lobe Events will put the same attention to detail and commitment to excellence in order to ensure a flawless activity each time.

Our event planning staff is capable of running culinary activities for groups ranging from 2 to more than 1000 people. Our operations experts ensure groups of differing sizes receive the same great experience by dividing large parties into smaller, more intimate teams, each led by our local guides and liaisons.

Check out the activities and descriptions below to learn about some of our most popular events. Don't see anything that will work for your group? Contact us and we will be happy to put it together for you. We look forward to putting together a flawless event for you!

Email our event staff at or call us at 757-320-2371 for more information or to set up your group event!

food tours

food tours Our award winning standard Food Tours have served over 50,000 guests since opening in 2008.

We continue to develop, upgrade and run North America's finest culinary tours to give you and your guests the best possible experience possible. Our Food Tours combine an area's culture, history, architecture, as well as its local food and drink in a three-hour walking tour.

Our Food Tours are locally focused and neighborhood centric, visiting 3-5 establishments over 3.5 hours. At each stop, guests enjoy specially created dishes and at times drinks that reflect the area, looking at its past, while embracing its evolution into it's present state.

dine around

dine around A formal, more customized version of a Food Tour, a Dine Around is a multi-course meal, featuring 5-6 dishes served at two or three critically acclaimed restaurants. Dine Arounds will provide more time at each restaurant for guests to enjoy the dishes, drinks, and the ambience of each restaurant.

Dine Arounds are customizable in a number of ways, including food preference. event budget, start time, duration, and drink pairings, to name a few. Dine Arounds can be combined with receptions, bar crawls, and other activities to create the ideal event.

culinary challenge

culinary challenge Over the years, we developed a number of n culinary-based activities for groups to work together in a number of different ways. After numerous tests and alterations, they became part of the 'Culinary Challenge' series. Culinary Challenge events are now some of our most popular team building activities, and can be held in almost any venue throughout Hampton Roads.

corporate teambuilding events

 special events Teambuilding events are designed to foster collaboration and increase camaraderie through different interactive and mildly competitive activities. We offer an array of teambuilding activities, both culinary and non-culinary focused that can work with most groups and can be modified based on your goals for the group.

Thinking of a particular idea or concept but don't see it on our list? Please call us and let us know. We will be happy to put it together for you!

cooking classes

 special events Enjoy an educational and interesting afternoon at a hands-on cooking class with Coastal Food Tours and 4Lobe Events. Learn cooking styles and techniques from great local chefs and create a dish, meal, or dessert to enjoy afterwards. At the end of the event, guests receive the recipe and a small gift.

You can choose the cuisine, start time, and venue for your group's cooking class. If you are interested in add-ons such as alcohol pairings, hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar, we can set that up too.

single and Multi-day Tours

team building Take a trip through coastal Virginia on our experiential single or multi-day Harvest Feast Food Tour. Groups will visit farmers, fisherman, winemakers, and bakers and learn about them while taking a journey through areas such as picturesque Eastern Shore, historic Smithfield, and the vibrant Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

Build the ideal tour by choosing between a single or multiple day experience, as well as desired regions to visit. We can also work with most budgets, providing an unforgettable experience every time.


cooking classes Indulge in Virginia Beach and Norfolk's favorite drinking spots while on a Coastal Food Tours Bar or Pub Crawl. We set up the transportation, provide games, prizes, and shots, as well as food, upon request.

During the Pub Crawl, guides provide a guided historic, cultural, architectural tour with stops at classic bars and pubs along the way. At each stop, the guide will provide information about the place and its history, and test guests knowledge with trivia, with winners earning prizes and shots.

Let us take care of things and sign up for an Ultimate Pub Crawl, where guests are offered a range of preset drinks at each establishment.

special events

coming soon Our Coastal Food Tours Operations team, in cooperation with the 4Lobe Event Planning and Creative teams, together provides the necessary components needed to plan and execute major client events.

The Creative team has the ability to develop an entire campaign, including concept design, copy, artwork (brochures, posters, flyers) and online development (website creation/management, landing page).

Our ticket company, Gimmel Tickets, is able to setup and design customized online and paper ticket purchasing solutions, as well as 7 days/week email and telephone customer service for any guest questions or concerns.