We're passionate about food—about where it comes from—about how it's prepared and presented—about how it's grown. We also get enormous satisfaction from eating it!
That love of food, its importance to our health and our commitment to supporting locally produced products underlies everything we do at The Well Traveled Fork.
Let us share with you our fondness for food and our insider's knowledge and secrets of the Central Oregon Culinary scene through our Group Culinary Tours, Cooking Classes, Catering and Personal Chef Services.
We will share some of our best-kept secrets as we take you on customized culinary adventures to some of Central Oregon's most unique places. You'll get the inside scoop on the area's growing gastronomical delights plus a chance to taste some treats and imbibe some local spirits along the way.
We have designed specific excursions to the sites that make up Central Oregon's brand of cosmopolitan culture with a little of our cowboy culture to boot. Nestled against the eastern flank of the Cascade Mountain Range, with the beautiful Deschutes River flowing through it, Central Oregon has become a recreational and vacation destination.
So come partake of the many activities awaiting you and while you're here, sign up for one of The Well Traveled Fork's fun food adventures. A culinary guide will regale you with insider's secrets about Central Oregon's food scene. Information that, even if you're a local, you will find valuable and fascinating.
If you want to learn more about the people and places behind the locally grown organic produce and hormone free and antibiotic free meat and poultry in Central Oregon, we've got the Group Tour outing for you! On our Farm and Ranch Tour you will see first hand where your food comes from and meet the hardworking farmers and ranchers who produce some of the most delicious food and wine in the West.
If you're more focused on the urban food happenings, try our group Culinary Secrets Tour or our group Follow the Fork® Walking Tour. From a behind the scenes visit to our new Culinary Institute or a visit to one of Bend's prized microbreweries, our knowledge of the Central Oregon food scene will help you discover why we are known for mouth watering cuisine as well as outdoor recreation.
You will always come away from an experience with The Well Traveled Fork with some unexpected gem... Or, it could be a secret gleaned from local farmers and businesses that we'll pass on to you... let The Well Traveled Fork share the bounty of Central Oregon with you and your family.
Chef Bette offers regular group & private cooking classes in her gourmet kitchen overlooking the majestic Cascade Mountain range. From Wood Fired Cuisine in her pizza oven to classic Bistro fare, Chef Bette offers her students the tips, techniques and secrets that have made her such a popular teacher.
Utilizing seasonal ingredients, students learn to create inventive meals and then sit down and enjoy their delectable creations. Find out what scrumptious meals we'll prepare that will tempt your taste buds. Schedule of classes is on our web site.
It is never too early to start your child on the path to healthy eating. Teaching them how to cook can be the beginning of that journey. We'll make healthy and fun breakfasts, lunches and snacks in this cooking class for kids.
Using only the finest and freshest local ingredients, Chef Bette will prepare gourmet feasts for the many occasions that you celebrate with food. You can be assured that your meal with be prepared with attention to taste, style and presentation. Chef Bette and her professional staff will attend to every detail and make your event delicious and memorable. The gourmet catering provided by Chef Bette will tantalize you and your guests with a captivating catering experience you won't soon forget.
The Well Traveled Fork offers Personal Chef Services to residents and visitors of Central Oregon to bring farm fresh food into your homes on a weekly basis. In this busy world, we try hard to eat healthy, fresh food and sometimes we need some help to make it happen. Let us help you maintain your healthy life style!
You will always come away from a session with The Well Traveled Fork with some unexpected gem. It could be a special recipe highlighting a unique Central Oregon ingredient, like Black Butte Porter, that Chef Bette uses in her chocolate cupcakes. Or, it could be a secret gleaned from her partnerships with local farmers and businesses that will change how you think about food.