Eat. Drink.


The only all American food Tour!


At Plate to Plate we specialize in culinary food tours of classic American cuisine. We take you through Long Beaches best kept secret neighborhood to enjoy the tastes of America fare. This part of Long Beach is easy to miss if you don’t know the area of Belmont Shore. This beach town is a hidden gem featuring Alamitos Bay with its boating, sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding. There are local stores to explore and great restaurants to indulge in.

Each tour is a walking excursion of this specific neighborhood with its own historical significance and culinary story. We want you to truly experience what it means to eat and live like Southern California in our beach community. We will dine in various restaurants that have stayed true to the classics of American cooking……. Lets get on your walking shoes and lets taste the American Classics!


Welcome to

Plate to Plate….

I’m Monique Lawee

Food brings us together, it provides a universal connection and an experience like no other.  It nourishes, heals and arouses our senses.    

For this reason, my goal is for you to always eat delicious well...No matter who you are and where you live.  I will Inspire you to explore, experiment and fall in love with quality food like I did years ago. 

As a  highlight I will share with you the twists and turns of California cuisine, where it comes from, how it shapes our culture and the adaptation of dishes we now think of as "American" food.  Join along as I discover, review and share local restaurants, food trends and recipes. 

My journey...I graduated from culinary school and became a certified nutrition counselor where I became a personal chef to those with severe allergies, diabetics and chemotherapy patients. I ran a catering business for parties and corporate events. These experiences and my own health challenges fueled my quest for finding the very best in delicious quality meals.   Good habits start young they say...which is why I have a great love for educating teens and youngsters on healthy nutrition and cooking.

As a food expert, and passionate foodie I am YOUR perfect food guide so...

Let's eat DELICIOUSLY together,