Wednesday, November 12, 2014
It is with great enthusiasm that Chelsea Market, and Foods of NY Tours announce a strategic partnership.
Our two companies have formed a partnership that combines the respective strengths of both companies to provide access for individuals and groups wishing to tour the historic and delicious Chelsea Market. The partnership will result in significant benefits for those visiting Chelsea Market by providing high quality, historically accurate, well-organized Food Tasting Tours, lead by our expert tour guides, while allowing both companies to manage space and crowd control concerns within the busy Market environment. We both are incredibly excited about the journey we are on together.
Foods of NY Tours:
Foods of NY Tours has been giving Food Tasting and Cultural Walking tours since 1999 through New York City's most delicious and historic neighborhoods. They provide a "non-touristy" experience so you feel like a native New Yorker. Each tour includes food tastings from the best specialty food shops and local restaurants, as well as an "off-the-beaten-path" glimpse of life in NYC - the history, culture, architecture, and entertainment offerings. Foods of NY Tours have been conducting their Chelsea Market Food Tour since 2003.
Since opening its doors to the public in 1997, Chelsea Market has been an invaluable community resource for artisanal goods. The Market attracts 120,000 visitors a week and is home to primarily culinary-focused retailers on the ground floor, and a mix of distinct television-production studios and established high-tech creative firms on the upper floors. Jamestown, a leader in acquisitions and value added management is the owner and developer of Chelsea Market.
Here is a quick summary of the goals of our partnership:
• Minimize the overcrowding in Chelsea Market with scheduled tours operated by Foods of NY Tours
• All tours will be given when the market is at its quietest (10am, 10:30am, 4pm, & 6pm)
• Maintain close communication between the Foods of NY Tours and Chelsea Market management
• Ensure accuracy of information on all tours
• Ensure a top quality touring experience with expertly trained guides
• Enhance the flow of traffic for non-touring visitors of Chelsea Market
Both companies bring incredible assets to the table. Chelsea Market’s history of innovation and constant adapting to stay relevant as a mixed-use artisanal market is second to none. Foods of NY Tours is the leader in the Culinary Tourism industry (since 1999); the company’s incredible expertise in touring techniques and culinary knowledge creates an opportunity for thousands of visitors to get more out of their NYC experience by learning about and tasting their way through Chelsea Market.
Beginning January 1, 2015:
All requests for a formal guided tour of Chelsea Market will be funneled through Foods of NY Tours.
Tour groups will not be permitted to enter Chelsea Market unless accompanied by a Foods of NY Tour, or unless permission is given by Chelsea Market management.
Please contact us if you have any questions about guided tours of Chelsea Market:
CONTACT Chelsea Market:
INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES & TOUR INFO:
212 913-9964 - Zerve (Our Ticket Center)
LARGE GROUP PRIVATE TOUR INFO:
917-408-9539 ask for Mason