Eaten & Told is a platform for telling stories through quality goods and culinary experiences curated by Melissa Gagné.
Melissa is fascinated by the experience of place and the products that connect people to these places. She has lived in 6 countries on 3 continents and has visited over 35 countries, eating and collecting stories along the way. She has a M.Sc in Tourism Management, a joint degree taking place in Denmark, Slovenia and Spain, where she researched and analyzed the experience of place and pioneered research connecting urban studies and tourism.
Melissa has worked to rebrand a coastal tourist town on the Adriatic, written the culinary tourism strategy for the province of British Columbia, created and directed food tours in her hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario, and successfully produced a weeklong, award-winning culinary adventure for 83 people and guest chefs across the Canadian Arctic from Vancouver, BC to St. John’s NL.
It is through these experiences that she has seen the power that food can have in connecting people to place––and to each other. She loves the thrill of the search and hopes these collected goods and hosted experiences will connect you to the people and places behind these food stories, too.