We are a group of professional and creative individuals who are lovers of all things food, wine and community. We are committed to being "Ambassadors" for all the small businesses in our tour locations and giving our guests an exceptional experience every tour.
Kalee Wulfers is Co-owner of Ambassador Food Tours and also the Lead Guide for our Hendersonville Food Tour in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She is passionate about travel and believes the best way to get to know any city is through the local food scene. Her purpose in creating Ambassador Food Tours is to create one of a kind experiences for friends and families to enjoy together where they will make lifetime memories, all the while, supporting the local restaurants and specialty shops in our communities.
Kalee's professional background has always included working in the community in many different capacities with a focus on event management. She opened our first food tour, Grapevine Food Tour, in Grapevine, Texas in May 2019.
Kalee and her husband, Erik, live in Hendersonville, North Carolina and have 3 children.
Holly Donnelly is Co-owner of Ambassador Food Tours and lives in Grapevine, Texas. She loves talking all things wine, travel and food. She left her prior career in fine jewelry sales for a part time job at Grapevine's oldest wine shop, Off the Vine (est. 1993). There was no looking back and now she has owned Off the Vine for 13 years. Holly is well known for her cheerful, conversational style of helping customers find wines they will love and hosting weekly tastings/classes at Off the Vine.
After first being a tour partner with Grapevine Food Tour, Holly realized she and Kalee see things very similarly. In Holly's words: “Joining Kalee in ownership of Ambassador Food Tours was an easy decision for me. I see it as allowing my husband and I the opportunity to help promote our hometown, sharing everything we love about living here, and introducing our visitors to both our history & our amazing collection of independent restaurants, bars, wineries, experiences and specialty shops that make up the fabric of our community".
Holly & her husband Marius and their two sons live less than a mile from the wine shop and enjoy all the amenities that Grapevine offers.
Katherine is a Georgia native and has lived in North Texas since early 2020. She immediately fell in love with Grapevine and all that it has to offer. She knew she just had to be a part of it.
Katherine has a bachelor’s degree in Business and has worked in the Special Events industry for over 12 years. She has always had a passion for Marketing, Sales and Event Management. From planning corporate events and managing weddings to assisting with marketing efforts for a high-end chocolate company, her background spans across multiple areas of hospitality. She is constantly finding ways to meet new people in the community and build strong, lasting relationships. Katherine says “There is nothing more fulfilling than to know I had a hand in making a customer’s experience a wonderful one”.
Katherine and her husband, Chris, live in Lantana, Texas with their 3 children.
Pattie Harrell is a native Texan who was raised in Fort Worth. After graduation from Texas Tech University she moved all around Texas and finally settled in Flower Mound. Having a deep love for travel and having fun with people Pattie operated her own tour company for 24 years. Her travel desire and love for putting smiles on faces took her to her next career with Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant.
Once her 3 kids graduated from college, Pattie had some extra time to dedicate to the tour industry once again, this time as a guide for Grapevine Food Tour.
Mary Alsmiller has lived in Texas most of her life. She grew up in the Houston area and is a Baylor University graduate. Mary met her husband in college and they share an interest of exploring new cultures, new cuisine and new wines. They have two grown daughters.
Mary enjoys reading, going to the gym, planting flowers and traveling. She has always enjoyed taking tours in her travels and is now excited to be a tour guide herself with Grapevine Food Tour!
She is a current Board of Directors member for a local non-profit and is a retired CPA.
Karl Young has been a Grapevine resident for the last 6 years. He grew up and lived in Arkansas for most of his life until he joined the military and moved to Florida and then South Carolina. Karl is a father of two teens who keep him on his toes!
After a few years traveling the world for the military and work, he settled down in Texas where he met his wife, Haydee. Karl and his wife have been married for three years and enjoy all that Grapevine has to offer. Karl has always enjoyed trying new things and meeting new people, and he is excited to experience those things with Grapevine Food Tour! He looks forward to sharing not only the city he loves but the city he calls home with his guests!
Leslie Talbot has lived in North Texas for thirty years. She has always enjoyed what historic Grapevine has to offer and has been a “best customer” for decades enjoying the excellent shopping and delicious restaurants found throughout downtown.
Leslie is a retired engineer and has a passion for people, traveling, sports, and event planning. Married with three grown daughters, Leslie loves to entertain and make everyone feel welcome.
Having served as a tour guide in college at the University of Oklahoma she is thrilled to be at it again with Grapevine Food Tour.