Nice to meet you all!
“Now it’s the moment when the world deserves the most empathetic, the most customer orientated, the most powerful version of us” – Lisa McLeod
This is Cecilia and Abram from Turin, Italy.
We both are the heart ‘n soul of “I EAT Food Tours” : an independent locally owned & run family business based in the gorgeous former Italian capital.
At the end of 2017, when we finally decided to give birth to a thoughtful business that was not just the reflection of our multi layered background and expertise in food, travel and hospitality – but it would also entirely represents who we are, what we believe in and what we are good at – we co founded I EAT, offering culinary adventures and food events to promote our resourceful region starting with its vast gastronomic heritage.
Food connects us; it tells significant stories we’d love sharing with you to keep our traditions alive.
Food is the quintessential expression of love, life and togetherness. It’s a delicious super hero, capable to sum up many values: socio-anthropological, cultural, psychological, environmental…
It’s one of the greatest communication specialist and it helps you to generate moments that matter.
And so, to let you celebrate The Journey, we created thoughtful curated food experiences in Turin
Our services include:
- Culinary Tours in Torino (private and shared);
- Cooking Classes;
- Team Building & Corporate Events;
- Personal Travel Planning in Italy;
- Virtual, live streaming cooking classes and custom events.
Dear gastro and travel lovers, we invite you to feed your heart with love, beauty and goodness. With gratitude, amazing memories and new local friends. Last but not least: with our incredibly delicious gastro-trips!
We want you to be part of something unforgettable and extraordinary.
“People don’t buy goods and services. They buy stories, relationships and magic“. Seth Godin
From Italy with love,
Cecilia and Chef Abram
Both Abram and myself (Cecilia’s writing) are on a mission to unveil the culinary multiverse made in Italy through thoughtfully curated food adventures -off the beaten path – that spark all of the senses and with a profound emotional impact.
Our food experiences are designed for curious spirits, walking palates and open minded travellers.
The 3 E’s of our experiences:
Promote and preserve the vast and significant food culture and heritage of Piedmont and Italy.
Create and celebrate moments that matter through meaningful connections.
Surprise and delight the beautiful foodies and explorers we meet along the way with curated food experiences and food trips.
Spread seeds of joy and goodness… for the world is a wonderful place to be and food is a miracle of rare beauty.
Are you in?
If all of this sounds familiar to you, well that means We Are Your Tribe… And You are Ours, too!
Whether it’s a culinary tour, planning a trip to Italy, designing for you a memorable event or a cooking class, or joining chef Abram on a stunning culinary vacation, we only create experiences infused with uniqueness.
Looking so much forward to having you in Italy soon.
Where to find Us?
Meet The Founders
Co-Owner, Gastronomist, Experience Creator
Welcome to our flavourful world!
My name is Cecilia.
While working several years first as a social researcher for the University of Turin – and then as a communication specialist for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Maserati- I also devoted myself in observing and studying the way people cook, eat, live and travel.
And so I developed a new set of interests, investigating the ritual, symbolic, communicational, aggregative and cultural aspect of food in the post modern society – and analyzing the motivations for traveling.
I have specialised in “Anthroposociology of Gastronomy” and culture of food, a subject that helps you to understand how local folks have shaped their identity throughout the centuries.
Culture of food has the potential to unite diverse aspects of identity as it may be the way for different national, religious and lifestyle issues to be resolved in peace and harmony.
My studies, interests and researches have given rise to I Eat. Food Tours & Event Planning, which was founded together with my partner both in life and in business, aka Chef Abram.
In gastronomy – and much else – I believe.
Gastronomy is inclusive. It has no nationality, genre or casta. It’s capable to highlight the single identities though promoting community and unity.
Furthermore, it’s a crucial field when it comes to promoting and preserving the local food heritage. That’s for sure one of my purposes: let people from all over the world be fully immersed into the local vibes, places and people. Take them off the touristic path and lead them where the real food and folks generate together social and human capital. Not to mention lots of delightful specialties worth to taste, of course!
What I am offering is a various, creative, sort of unconventional and for sure sensational (literally) picture of Torino in which you will absorbe the energy of this splendid gem of Northern Italy one bite at the time… through my eyes!
I use to define myself as “something defined yet never definitive”: I am always curious and excited to find out what my next venture will be and I am very open to that! Perhaps that’s also one of the reasons why I love gastronomy so much: she constantly transforms and evolves herself for the highest good…
I hope to meet you soon for a gastronomic experience or for starting to plan your upcoming culinary vacation in Piedmont!Notice: every content you read both on this website and on our socials it’s written by me. It’s infused with both Abram’s and my own energy of love and passion.I do really hope you can feel the love and that the same love leads you to choose us for your next event or experience in Turin, Piedmont – Italy.
Meantime, I would love to thank you for reading this and can’t wait to make some magic together.Love & Blessings,
Co-Founder, Professional Chef, Food Concept Creator
My name is Abram Stringa and I am a professional Dutch chef with more than 25 years of experience in the finest restaurants of Benelux and Northern Italy.
I grew up and studied between Utrecht, my hometown, and Amsterdam – which both informed me of awesome cultural trends, unique culinary environments and strong international business presence.
One of the most important adventures of my professional career include a consultancy position for the famous Okura Hotel & Restaurant in Amsterdam, where I organized important banquets for, among others, the Japanese Emperor and the Dutch Royal Family.
I also catered for Prime Ministers and even U.S. Presidents in cooperation with the 2 Michelin Star Restaurant Ciel Blue.
For over eight years I had a luxury lunchroom and deli shop in the centre of Utrecht – which included a beautiful selection of organic, dop and doc products from Italy, carefully selected during the many trips to one of my favourite countries since for ever.
During that period I worked also as a culinary consultant for Spiros Chalos, a Dutch/Greek Singer and music producer who opened his own glamour restaurant and Live Music Open Bar in the center of Utrecht .
As I love new beginnings and challenges, I moved to Turin, Italy, at the end of 2014 to live with my Italian fiancee Cecilia, a Sociologist specialized in Event Management.
In just a few months I was thrilled to take up a position as a food consultant and then head chef next to Italian Michelin Star Chef Matteo Baronetto of Farmacia Del Cambio, one of the most historical dining spots in the city.
Here, over a period of three and half years, we created a successful new gastronomic concept.
After this amazing experience, I was ready to give rise to my own company and in 2017 I co-founded with Cecilia I Eat. Food Tours and Event Planning.
Among our services: Culinary & Cultural Events and Live Cooking Shows, Bespoke Culinary adventures, Customized Cooking Classes, Tailored Travel Planning and Advice and more recently also Virtual Cooking Classes and coaching.
I am currently involved in the co creation of a new international food concept which will be launched in the states and Italyin 2022.
Moreover, with Cecilia we are writing my first vegetarian recipes book and working out on a serie of culinary online courses.
You can certainly talk to me about anything that involves food and creativity. If you have some raw ideas and you want to squeeze all the juice out of them I can help you to turn your ideas into an entrepreneurial concept.
But you can also talk to me about whiskeys (Scottish, preferably) music (rock music) and football. Gotta tell you, I am a huge Utrecht supporter!
I hope to see you soon in the kitchen and in Piedmont!