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What if you could get an authentic taste of a place in the form of food and edible stories filled with nostalgia, heritage and tradition?

NOSHtrekker is changing the way travellers collect souvenirs and memories by connecting cultures through delicious, home-cooked food, the incredible people who eat and make it, and the local stories they tell. At NOSHtrekker, we are guided by the joy of travel, the wisdom of learning and the freedom we imagine for the communities we serve. Whether its bare-hand eating or hot food and cool jazz, our vision is to way beyond curating listings of loyal NOSH Trekkers and NOSH Hosts.


  • Create unique and authentic food memories in the homes of locals through our Signature, Culinary PRO and Pop-Up experiences
  • Provide travellers with the opportunity to experience the true taste of a place
  • Unwrap local people through their food and stories of nostalgia, heritage and tradition


  • A curated online food tourism application
  • Access to unique, local NOSH Hosts
  • Management of reservations, recommendations and promotion of NOSH Host experiences

We’re a small team, from different nationalities, backgrounds and expertise, dedicated to creating food experiences that surprise and delight people around the world.

Tahnya Butterfield
Co-Founder and Chief Experience Designer

In her role as our Chief Experience Designer, Tahnya is part gourmand, explorer, sociologist, conductor and cultural connector. She curates all NOSHtrekker experiences and works closely with our hosts, affiliates and partners to ensure that NOSHtrekkers receive the best in-home dining food experience.

Tahnya is an Australian who has lived and worked in Singapore for more than a decade as a business coach and educator. Over her 25 year career in business consulting, Tahnya has spent over 10,000 hours positioning leaders and teams for success, working with companies – from banks, to luxury and retail brands, and start-ups.

When Tahnya travels, it is to meet locals; the hawkers of culture, translators of topography, trivia nuts, social anthropologists, insightful old-timers and knowledgeable newcomers. Her realisation that meeting and learning from locals is ‘why’ people travel in the first place led her to create NOSHtrekker in 2015.

On her “to eat” list, you’ll find Asam Laksa from Penang and Melaka. Her preference is for a thick gravy with lots of fresh mint, cucumber, pineapple and bean sprouts, and the smokier the mackerel, the better.

Sarah Tan
Brand Director

Sarah is a co-founder of NOSHtrekker and oversees our brand and editorial direction. A Penang-born New Zealander, she is based in Singapore and comes from a career in PR and Strategic Communications. Her list of recommended must-visit places in the world includes Gisborne and Beirut. On the food front, being born in the “The Food Paradise of Asia,” she’ll argue that Penang does the best Char Kway Teow.

Oliver Hain
Digital & Design

If you’ve come across a NOSHtrekker video or Host menu, chances are that Oliver’s had a hand in producing it. Besides solving our web and video conundrums, Oliver produces much of the company’s collateral, drawing on his experience in brand design. Originally from the Philippines, Oliver loves home cooked chicken and pork adobo, and ensalada (“ensaladang pako” with green mango, tomato and salted egg).

El Kwang

Co-Owner &
Chief Editorial Director
Biz Events Asia

Nisha Mullatti

Regional Sales Director
MCI Group

Drew Graham

Fintech Strategy
Standard Chartered Bank

Tracie Button

Emerging Partner Program
Amazon Web Services

Tracie Button

Standard Chartered Bank


We love our Hosts and are building a community of food and travel enthusiasts around them.

All our Hosts undergo an onboarding process to ensure that NOSHtrekker standards are maintained. Learn more about becoming a Host >>

We work with Industry Partners to bring the NOSHtrekker experience to corporate and conference groups. For more information >>

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Christine Stephenson
Christine Stephenson
Felt like Fred and Sally were family as soon as we walked in the front door at Nostalgic Phoenix. The food was beyond amazing!!! I don't think I will ever tire of Fred's cooking.
Tracie Button
Tracie Button
Wonderful unique experience to be a tourist and a local at the same time. Our hosts Rose and Chris for claypot relishes opened up their wonderful home full of treasures, told us stories, played music and brought out a magnificent feast. There was a perfect balance of our own chit chat and our host's stories. Definitely a memory I will treasure.
Sapna Nemani
Sapna Nemani
An unforgettable dinner that brought us closer to nature and appealed to all senses. Apart from the delicious food and drinks, the artistic theme just made it extra special. Thank you #noshtrekker for an incredible experience.
Jaswinder Kaur
Jaswinder Kaur
Thank you for such a wonderful experience. Big call out to Nita and gang at GastroGeography of Singapore for not just great food and drinks but also for the journey you took us on to discover what I have forgotten to see, feel and can feed us with all that is around me...it was just a magical nite for me and my friends. Loved every minute...posting pics on my FB!
Dorotka Pamięta
Dorotka Pamięta
A really nice evening with Medicine Woman of Asia :) The food was delicious and we felt so healthy whilst and after eating it! We can happily say that we spent great few hours with Ajuntha. She told us so many interesting stories from her life and from Singapore history, and we also chatted on other subjects. Noshtrekker and Ajuntha also fulfilled my wish to allow my husband to blow bday candles to celebrate his day!
Jill Dyson
Jill Dyson
I love the genuine personalised food and culture experiences that NOSHtrekker provides and can't wait until we can experience them with our great hosts in the Southern Highlands
Charlotte Chu
Charlotte Chu
Rochelle, jam maker extraordinaire, first showed us the intricacies of how her delicious jams are made. Each step of the way is done with much care and love, resulting in jams that are yummy and unique. She uses only ingredients which she can find locally, living up to her motto of 'Gouts Nomades' which thrives to be responsible and sustainable. Her wonderful jams includes tropical fruits like guava, pineapple, jackfruit, spiced up with cinnamon and peppers. Rochelle's passion in jam making was ignited when she was a child watching her grandma making plum jams with fruits from their very own orchard in South West of France. After the jam making, we sat down to a most delicious spread of brunch which included cheeses, breads baked by Rochelle and of course jams! What a wonderful start to a day! Thank you Rochelle and Nosh Trekker for this very cosy and intimate experience!
Wendy Tomlins
Wendy Tomlins
Singapore Culinary Seduction.... Have been in Singapore for a week now and have veered off the tourist track and bumped into Nosh Trekker. Anyone visiting this green island of abundance must book an experience with Nosh Trekker. Mobile Mamakan, food and drink foraging treasures - the Blue Pea Vodka will knock your socks off! The Holistic Healer; vegan splendour, healing and stories from the energetic and always dancing Mary Ho and today I experienced a traditional Chinese Shop House in historic Joo Chait with an exotic French Jam Therapist. Blown away by each experience and can't wait for tomorrow's cooking class Simply Teo Cheow making dumplings for the winter solstice.
Loo Zhao Mian
Loo Zhao Mian
Just wanted to share about this amazing vegetarian lunch experience (organised by 'Noshtrekker') I had today which was held in an incredible Singaporean lady's home today in Joo Chiat (with a lovely edible garden & mellow cats). This is really something I would recommend going with your little ones and even visiting family (especially if they are from out of town) as it offers an authentic glimpse into Sg's rich & diverse cultures. This tour is called 'Medicine Woman' if anyone is keen to know. I went with some friends and it was such an eye-opening experience with the Singaporean-born host (Ajuntha), who has Eurasian+Chinese+Malay+Pakistani heritage, sharing about the healing properties of plants and the origins of these plants commonly found in Sg and the region. (Did you know you can blend and eat papaya seeds? They help clear your bowels & deworm as well!) P.s. I am not in any way affliated but just wanted to share about this wonderfully enlightening and delicious culinary & educational experience with you all. Never felt so detoxed and impressed with vegetarian food in my life! AND I am a meat-lover!
Annelise Fava Moro
Annelise Fava Moro
We had a great experience learning how was life during the Japanese Occupation, the fires in the 1960s and at the same time we delighted ourselves with Peranakan homemade food!!!!! Thanks NOSHTREKKER for this opportunity! Thanks Mr Chan and daughter!!!!!!