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About The Roaming Table

Starting a food tour in Lewiston, New York had to start somewhere! For Chris, the idea all began on a trip to Denver, Colorado when he came across a local Denver restaurant tour. The idea of a city tour that not only taught you a little about the area but experience the local cuisine sounded even better!

After taking the tour and enjoying the amazing experience, Chris decided right then that back home in Western New York would be a great place to start a food tour.

Chris built a food tour that he is extremely proud of and eager to share with foodies of both Western New Yorkers and tourists of the Niagara region.

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Christopher Tepas
Founder/Owner

Chris was born and raised in Western New York.  He opened the Roaming Table in 2013.  When he is not giving tours, Chris is a full time Mathematics teacher in Buffalo, New York. He is the consummate foodie who credits his mother as an influence to appreciate quality food at a very young age. The Roaming Table allows people of all ages to share in Chris’ passions….great food and even better people!

 

The Roaming Table Team

Rita Geiben
Manager/Tour Guide – Lewiston Food Tour & Prohibition Tour

Born and raised in Lewiston, Rita enjoys nothing more than sharing her hometown with tour guests. Rita, now retired after 31 years at NU, spends her time with grandkids, volunteering and traveling.

 

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Giovanna Accordino
Tour Guide – Lewiston Prohibition Tour

Giovanna grew up in Western New York and is a local actor and a big food and drink lover. After she got her degree at SUNY Fredonia, she spent three months in Italy working with families, teaching English and learning how to make fresh fettuccine. She’s also a theatre and dance instructor and a dress salesperson! In her downtime, she’s either at the gym, traveling, or watching movies.

Laura Barkewitz
Tour Guide – Lewiston Prohibition Tour

Laura was born and raised in Western New York.  She has worked as a Paralegal for over 20 years.  In recent years, she went back to school for a degree in Hospitality Management with the Tourism course being one of her favorites.   She enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, traveling and trying new restaurants.

August 2020