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Computer career gives way to sharing passion for food

By Erika Engle

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 23, 2014

~~<p>Food tours have been around a long time in Hono&shy;lulu, but the field has grown with the recent move of former computer-industry dude Ryan Con&shy;ching to take Aloha Food Tours Inc. into his full-time business.</p>
<p>With the expansive reach of cable channels like Food Network and the Travel Channel, and appeal of show hosts such as Anthony Bourdain, Guy Fieri and many others, culinary tourism is actually a viable, valid and valuable sector of the tourism industry for any vicinity welcoming volumes of visitors. Shows hosted by Bourdain and Fieri have put many a local dining spot on the map and made them &quot;must-stops&quot; for island explorers.</p>
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Food tours have been around a long time in Hono­lulu, but the field has grown with the recent move of former computer-industry dude Ryan Con­ching to take Aloha Food Tours Inc. into his full-time business.

With the expansive reach of cable channels like Food Network and the Travel Channel, and appeal of show hosts such as Anthony Bourdain, Guy Fieri and many others, culinary tourism is actually a viable, valid and valuable sector of the tourism industry for any vicinity welcoming volumes of visitors. Shows hosted by Bourdain and Fieri have put many a local dining spot on the map and made them "must-stops" for island explorers. Login for more...



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