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Alex Aguirre

Alex is a native New Yorker born and raised in the Upper East Side. With more than 15 years of experience in Japanese, he began studying the language in high school and continued his studies at The Ohio State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese.

After graduating, Alex began teaching elementary and junior high school in Saikai City, located in Southern Japan’s Nagasaki Prefecture. During his time working in Japan, he traveled throughout Asia, experiencing foreign cuisine and gaining an appreciation for what the world has to offer.

Following his 2 years in Japan, Alex moved to Melbourne, Australia and received his Master of Tourism from Monash University. Discovering the emerging gastronomy culture in Melbourne fueled his knowledge of food wonders around the globe.

Through Gourmate tours, Alex aims to share his childhood memories of local restaurants and markets that shaped how he views food today. Join him on his journey to feed hungry individuals with the cuisine he grew up on!

Alex is a certified New York City tour guide, recommended by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

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