Jessica Baumgart


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Jessica Baumgart is an American entrepreneur. Jessica started Delicious Denver Food Tours in 2017 and is based in Denver.[1]

Jessica Baumgart,  of Delicious Denver Food ToursJessica Baumgart, of Delicious Denver Food Tours

Company

Delicious Denver Food Tours

Twitter

@denverfoodtours (141 followers)

Instagram

@deliciousdenverfoodtours (3.15K followers)

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Delicious Denver Food Tours

Jessica started Delicious Denver Food Tours in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Delicious Denver Food Tours?

My background is in marketing and communications, which has helped me immensely as I grow my business. I was working a standard 9-5 job and feeling pretty unsatisfied when my then boyfriend (now husband) and I got the idea to quit and travel for a year.

On that trip around the world, I started to question why I was working in a career that was making me unhappy and resolved to start really listening to what my passions were.

We planned and saved over the course of two years (and got married in the meantime). Right after the wedding, we sold everything we owned, quit our jobs and went backpacking through 25 countries on a year-long trip around the world.

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Me in the Salt Flats of Bolivia

On that trip, I started to question why I was working in a career that was making me unhappy and resolved to start really listening to what my passions were. I identified pretty quickly that travel and food are at the top of that list, so my husband and I signed up to work at a cooking school in Italy for the summer, and we started taking food tours in each city we traveled to.

When we returned to the states, we settled in Denver, and I began teaching private cooking classes and returning to Italy once a year to run a week-long Cooking Vacation with the chef I worked with there.

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Guests at the Cooking School in Tuscany

From there, launching a food tour seemed like a fun next step. At the time, I thought it would be a small, part-time gig that could provide some side income. I never imagined it would turn into the full-fledged business that it is today!

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