Louisville Culinary Artisans
Taste the best of Southern cuisine and cocktails
The city of Louisville’s culinary scene garners world-wide recognition. Local chefs are known for innovative takes on Southern food, exploring international flavors and utilizing Kentucky’s rich agricultural bounty.
Plan a custom Louiville food tour full of Kentucky staples like bourbon balls, Hot Browns and mint juleps for your group. Or explore how top Louisville chefs and bartenders put Kentucky on the map with tasting dinners, chef’s table experiences or mixology classes.
Louisville Culinary Destinations
Top Kentucky Chefs
- Bobby Benjamin
- Dallas McGarity
- Ed Lee
- John Varanese
- Josh Moore
- Loreal Gavin
- Ouita Michael
- Michael Crouch
- Newman Miller
- 610 Magnolia
- 80/20 @ Kaelin’s
- Butchertown Grocery
- La Chasse
- Portage House
- River House
- The Champagnery
- The Fat Lamb
- Art Eatables
CHOOSE YOUR TOUR TYPE
Take a culinary adventure in Louisville! Travel to three top restaurants for a progressive dining experience during our Southern Supper Series. At each stop, you’ll enjoy a course created by a local chef paired with a craft cocktail.
Enjoy a Southern family-style brunch at ALEX&NDER, with mimosas and bellinis. After brunch, you’ll visit Jeptha Creed Distillery and build your own Bloody Mary with their homemade Hot Pepper Vodka. To end, you’ll visit Bulleit Distilling Co. for a full tour and sensory bourbon tasting.
Get exclusive access to the Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs experience. Formerly known as Secrets of Louisville Chefs, this experience is a live TV-show taped in Louisville. Watch as chefs from local restaurants cook their signature dishes and taste the best bites. Tapings take place in a kitchen studio at Bourbon Barrel Foods in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood.
Consider adding a food tour element to your customized Kentucky experience. From chocolate tasting flights to paired dinners, Mint Julep Tours can incorporate foodie fun into your day.
Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night, we plan your entire day including food. Pick a picnic lunch for your group tour or organize a sit-down special event at a distillery or top Louisville restaurant.
Want to find the best fried chicken in Kentucky? Or search for the South’s best biscuit? Our experience coordinators can schedule your tour to include stops exploring any type of cuisine.
Ask about exclusive offerings like a bourbon chocolate tasting flight at Art Eatables.
Exclusive Culinary Experiences
Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
Kitchen Theater at Paristown
Secure your tickets to be part of a live TV audience as you watch a taping of “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs.” You will see two episode tapings as Kentucky’s top chefs cook with Tim Laird, America's Chief Entertaining Officer and Kevin Harned, WAVE 3 TV Chief Meteorologist. Tapings will take place in Louisville in the Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs Kitchen Theater at Paristown.
Your ticket also includes a champagne cocktail meet-and-greet followed by a tour of the facility. At the conclusion of the show you will be able to sample the food that the chefs have prepared. Tickets are $85pp.
Distilled Dinner Series with Bardstown Bourbon Company
Indulge all of your senses as we venture to Bardstown Bourbon Company for their Distilled Dinner Series featuring their Prisoner Wine Collaboration Bourbon.
Your ticket includes a four course dinner, four whiskey pairings from Bardstown Bourbon Co. and Prisoner Wine Co., distillery tour, and guided transportation. Departs at 4:45 pm. Cockatil mingle at 6:00pm. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Ends at 8:30 pm.
April 7th food tour departs from the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville. April 15th tour departs from 21c Hotel Lexington.