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Jessica Baumgart

Jessica Baumgart

Owner & Founder

Jessica is a world traveler and passionate foodie.  She’s taken food tours everywhere from Singapore to South Africa.  Prior to starting the food tour, she worked as a cooking class instructor and honed her fresh pasta skills over a summer living with a chef and her family in Tuscany.

Jessica founded Delicious Denver Food Tours as a way to introduce visitors and locals to her city’s incredible food scene.


Nate Baumgart

Owner and Operations Director

Nate is originally from Chicago and moved to Denver in 2017. He’s visited over 30 countries and done food tours on 5 continents with his wife/business partner.

Nate has over a decade of experience in restaurants, live events and team building.

In his free time, he loves to cook, hang with his wife and daughter and perform improv comedy, which he has been doing for over 20 years.

Rob Friedman

Tour Manager and Lead Guide

Rob knew that Denver is where he belonged while visiting for work several years ago. During the summer of 2018, he drove with his wife and pup the 1,700 miles from New York City to make the Mile High City home.

Rob is a world traveler, food lover, and fun fact aficionado. He loves all things Colorado; from skiing or hiking in the mountains, relaxing in the sun, or checking out the newest Denver restaurant with his wife.

Austin Shrader

Food Tour Guide

Austin hails from a small Kansas town but has called Colorado home since 1998.

From the age of 14, he has worked in the front and back of restaurants of all styles.

As a professional tour guide, Austin has led thousands of tourists all over the city and state. As a guide for Delicious Denver Food Tours, Austin has the chance to combine his love of food, tourism and customer service.

Barry Klassen

Food Tour Guide

Barry feels like he was destined to call Denver his home after living in the heat and humidity of Tampa (where he grew up) and Austin. He and his wife of 25+ years, Susan, moved to Denver follow their youngest son who is a Senior at CU Boulder. They claim to have eaten at every single restaurant in town throughout the pandemic.

Barry is a huge baseball fan and an avid golfer. He loves Tampa sports (especially the Buccaneers), has two adult sons who he loves traveling with, and is passionate about discovering local restaurants all across the U.S.

Danny Miller

Food Tour Guide

Danny grew up in Florida but traded the beach for the mountains, much to his mother’s disappointment. He loves to travel with his husband, and they have a goal to eat through Lonely Planet’s Top 500 World Food Experiences.

They have done food tours all over the world and even tied the knot on Bravo’s Top Chef. Danny’s favorite part about Colorado is the craft beer scene, all of the sunshine, and of course, the food.

David Pardo

Food Tour Guide

David grew up outside DC, and started working in catering kitchens at 14 before moving onto bartending and serving.

He moved out to Colorado in 2012, and has since gotten involved with hospitality and real estate development, but has always maintained his love of food, cocktails, beer, wine, art, and design.

Hans Thompson

Food Tour Guide

Hans is originally from Arizona, where he worked in various restaurant kitchens while attending the University of Arizona.

After graduating and spending two years teaching English in Japan, he relocated to Colorado in 2005 and immediately recognized the potential of the growing food scene in Denver.

He has traveled extensively throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia, eating his way across three continents. His biggest passions in life are eating delicious foods and knowing stuff, the ideal combination for a food tour guide.

Join Our Team

Do you love food? Are you a people person who loves to entertain? We’re always on the lookout for amazing tour guides. Drop us a line at jessica@deliciousdenverfoodtours.com to see current job postings and to find the right fit for you.