About Us

Meet the team

The Big Foody launched in 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand. Started by Elle Armon-Jones, The Big Foody Food Tours are designed to showcase a destination through the eyes of a local and are a delightful and special way to learn, taste, smell and experience your destination.
Our food tours are led by dedicated food lovers who take pride in showing off hidden gems from their local area. Introducing guests to artisans, brewers, vineyard owners and producers, sharing their history and stories. We have so much fun on our tours and think we have the best job in the world.

Elle Armon-Jones

Elle came to New Zealand as a 23 year old and fell in love with New Zealand through the food and Kiwi "Can do" attitude. A natural entrepreneur with hilarious sense of humour, Elle setup The Big Foody to combine her love of food, people and New Zealand.

Elle appears regularly on international travel shows promoting New Zealand food and wine and is invited to speak at conferences and events throughout Auckland and New Zealand.

In late 2016 she and partner Barry took on The Vineyard Cottages in Waimauku - a property with seven luxury one bedroom cottages and an events centre, tucked away amongst the vineyards of North West Auckland.

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