Queenie's Food Tours is operated by Andrew Prior, who established the business to share his knowledge of and passion for food in Melbourne with others.
Based in Melbourne and obsessed with good food, Andrew knows Melbourne's food scene and produce intimately. While his love of food crosses continents and cuisines, European food is his passion.
After spending a year learning about, exploring and researching all things food in Paris in 2012, Andrew returned to Australia and appeared as a contestant on Masterchef Australia season 5.
He established Queenie's Food Tours after leaving the show, starting with tours in Melbourne and since expanding the tour offerings to include tours of France. Andrew is also the Food Editor of Australia's Provincial Living magazine.
In 2016 Andrew is now spending some of his time in Paris focusing on the overseas tours through France Discoveries as well as writing a cook book to share this love of France with the world. He also completed a patisserie course at famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Queenie's is proud to support sustainable and community projects, including:
Thankyou Water - a project that funds sustainable water projects in developing nations
The Federation Square Pop-Up Patch - which promotes sustainable gardening in the Melbourne CBD
2014 Making a Difference Gala Ball that raised more than $31,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
We have also supported the Kenyan community-based project initiative Restart Africa, Oxfam Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Appeal, Melbourne community radio station JOY94.9 FM and the Midsumma Pride Bake-off Appeal.