Founder of Luxury Culinary Adventures Patti Jenkins is a 27 year veteran of the travel industry and has worked in every aspect of this ever-changing business. Before coming to Coastline Travel Advisors, Patti was originally an independent travel consultant, after which she managed a Uniglobe franchise in Simi Valley California. In 2000, Patti negotiated the sale of this Uniglobe franchise to Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Camarillo California. At Carlson Wagonlit, her main focus was travel business development. It soon became clear to her that group business travel was the future of the travel industry. Patti has arranged and managed many travel groups including Radio Talk Show Hosts, Dennis Prager and Chef Jamie Gwen.
For the past twenty years, Patti has been pursuing her passion, luxury culinary and wine travel. In doing so, she has arranged groups for famous chefs, restaurant owners, cookbook authors and food and wine enthusiasts. She has been a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and is currently revamping her website www.luxuryculinaryadventures.com . When finished, this website offers exciting travel for all “foodies” including those who would like to lead a culinary or wine group and those who would simply like to join one of her existing groups. Patti also organizes fundraiser groups for the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset which she has been a member of for over 8 years. These groups are successful because they too offer visits and wine tasting to well-known vineyards. To compliment the wine tastings, Patti also organizes private cooking classes for her guests.
a) Favorite Travel Destination Lyon, France
b) Favorite Book to Take Traveling John Grisham novels
c) 3 Items I never leave without Passport, 2 credit cards, list of contacts whom I will be visiting or connecting with