"The Sweet Tooth Tour has done the impossible: it’s satiated my sweet tooth."
- The Guardian
Sweet Tooth Tours was founded in 2017 by Lynne Staartjes while she was studying pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu.
Lynne grew up between the US and the UK and started her pastry career at age 18 in the kitchen of one of Paris’ grand palace hotels. She then completed her degree in hospitality at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland before returning to London. Lynne worked in the at Peggy Porschen Cakes and Pierre Hermé Paris before returning to the kitchen for her diplôme de pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu.
Lynne wanted to combine her passions for desserts, travel, and meeting new people and Sweet Tooth Tours was born. She is a wealth of information on the latest foodie and hospitality news. Her friends consider her a concierge of sorts. She has travelled extensively throughout all seven continents and is always on the lookout for pastry trends and new flavours.
Sugar needs to be enjoyed in moderation and Lynne believes in indulging in what's really worth it. What you enjoy on the tour you won’t be able to find at a supermarket or department store. Lynne works closely with the independent shops and small businesses visited on the tour to ensure you will have a unique experience at a high standard and a fun day out. You’ll not only learn about the food but also the area and stories behind the stores and their founders; a “taste” of the local area in more ways that one. Unlike many other food tour companies, Lynne leads all of the tours herself to ensure an authentic, personalised, and passionate experience.
After starting Sweet Tooth Tours in London, as of January 2019 Lynne in now based in Paris. While she is back and forth often (and traveling to new places in between) the London tour availably is more limited. Therefore please do get in touch with plenty of time for any enquiries and she can plan her Eurostar schedule so it coincides with your travels.