About Us

Our Mission Statement

We are committed to providing a memorable southern California foodie experience. We strive to make sure each guest receives professional, friendly and courteous service, and that all guests are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. Our pledge is to provide a safe, fun and educational tour that delights both the appetites and curiosity of our guests.

Meet Barb Trenchi, Our Owner

Barb took over SoCal Food Tours from Co-Founders Patti Milligan and Kelly Hartford, in November 2012.  She loves living in Coronado and is passionate about showing it off to out-of-town visitors and local-area-visitors alike. Just like your friend or neighbor who tells you about the great restaurant they went to or the interesting story they heard, Barb enjoys sharing her incredible Coronado experience and the history of the island with others. The fascinating facts, fabulous food and fun insider secrets make the Coronado Culinary & History Walking Tour an experience you’ll not soon forget.

Barb has lived in Coronado for the past 16 years and truly believes it is paradise on earth.  When you come on a SoCal Tour, she will likely share her insider secrets and knowledge with you.

Make it memorable – Barb Trenchi


Our History

SoCal Food Tours began offering a walking food tour of the Coronado Village area in October 2011.  In November 2012, Barb Trenchi, one of SoCal’s Tour Guides, took over the company and has been excited to manage the compnay, lead some of the tours and meet many of the guests. As of the end of 2022 over 4,500 guests have participated in the tour.

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