Our Team

Guelph Mercury Wise 50 over 50

Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.  ~Jonathan Safran Foer
Our team (thus far) is comprised of Lynn Broughton in collaboration with the stellar businesses found downtown Guelph. Like any good community, it’s those in the background – the chefs, the staff & owners – that make things tick.  Come for a tour and see why they choose to eat, live, work and play in Guelph.

Lynn is a devotee of all things flavoured Local, loves a good story, has a hunger for urbanism and an appetite that just won’t quit. She came to Guelph in 1984 after living a rich childhood of travel and residency throughout Canada, Europe and Africa. Her Mum was a pioneer foodie, whose own table exposed her to a world of cooking and taste, but she discovered the truly unifying power of food within various restaurant cultures. She spent 8 years at Downtown Guelph, where she promoted the downtown core businesses and created annual art & cultural events. One such event was Dig in Downtowna seasonal celebration that encouraged Guelphites to sample local fare through prix fixe menus.

A self-professed Gastro Nomad, Lynn has planted herself in Guelph where she has 23 years of experience with food, events, arts & culture and tourism. She is a certified Food Tour Professional who is sweet on this town and all its flavour. Let Lynn put your downtown Guelph taste experience into context for you.

*photo by Chris Seto, Guelph Mercury