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Food tours of American CulinaryTrends


California is known for being THE of the culinary capital of the American food scene. Long Beach is a major player in the food trend arena. At Plate to Plate we bring you the Food Tour that experiences first hand how these culinary food trends taste, then let you define the Californias food scene. On our walking tours we explore the best local restaurant in neighborhoods only the natives know. You will learn the historical significance of the areas as well as the fascinating stories that lie behind these dishes.

Get on your walking shoes and lets taste America!



Long Beach

Share a taste of local life.


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! 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. Check out my blog!

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,