Meet Our Newest Team Member

Please join us in welcoming the latest addition to our crew, Amy Skepner, the new Operations and Tour Coordinator for Edible Excursions.

An East Bay resident, Amy’s first excursion with us was the North Berkeley Food Tour. Fast forward a few years and Amy’s Edible Excursions job interview took place at Craftsman and Wolves in San Francisco, where she learned the delights of their Rebel Within and kouign amann. She hasn’t looked back.

Amy is in charge of planning public food tours. Learn a little more about her below.

1. What's your favorite part of the gig so far?

 I love that I get to do this job in my pjs!  I also love that I am learning so much about the wonderful food scene in my own backyard.  And, of course, getting to meet interesting people, with interesting histories, backgrounds and passions, is the icing on the cake.

2. Where and what do you like to eat when you go out?  

I am not a fancy restaurant kinda gal.  I try to be pretty healthy, so I look for fresh and colorful, with lots of veggies and whole grains.  And then I wash it all down with my favorite staple ... ice cream of any kind.

3. What kind of home cook are you?

I have three kids and a hungry husband to feed so it always excites me when I find a new dish that is relatively easy, dependable, and everyone in the house will eat it.  We watch a lot of Food Network and try to mimic what we see in our own kitchen.  Baking is what I do for fun.  Who doesn't like a warm, gooey brownie?

4. What's your desert island food?  

It would have to be ice cream and french fries because … ice cream and french fries ... need I say more?

5. Which food tours have you taken recently and what would you like readers to know about them?

On the Downtown Berkeley Brunch Tour I was introduced to Angeline's.  Can you say "beignets in Berkeley"?  And on a North Berkeley Food Tour I fell in love with the potato puffs at Gregoire's.