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Plant-Based Food Coach Ben Mastracco

Ben Mastracco

Ben’s journey with food started at a young age.  His mom was a recipe developer and food stylist for over 30 years, and it was working in the kitchen with her where he fell in love with food.

Following some major injuries in high school,  Ben became very curious about health and wellness, and earned a bachelors degree in Nutrition and Food Science in 2011. After completing college, he worked as a food scientist at a processed food company for 6 years.  Ben has also won a number of awards as a recipe developer, assisted at a culinary school, led restaurant tours, and have eaten his way through the city of San Francisco.  Ben is also currently leading restaurant tours in Carlsbad, California with Carlsbad Food Tours, so he is eating his way through San Diego as well.

Virtual Plant Based Cooking Class Video

Services offered include:

Plant Based Food Coach Ben Mastracco












Private and Group Coaching

Suffering with a chronic health issue and looking for relief?

Meal Plans

Struggling with consistency when it comes to eating healthy? Meal planning is the best way to keep on track.

Custom Recipes

Have a health issue and need to learn new recipes that fit within your doctors orders? I’ll create custom recipes for you and your family, based on your specific dietary needs.

Cooking Classes

Live cooking classes available in the San Diego area, and virtual classes available worldwide!

Corporate Team Building

A healthy cooking class is the perfect way to bring your team together, have some fun, and show your employees that you care

Schedule Your Group Coaching or Cooking Class Today!

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This article was written by Cherimarie Poulos founder/owner of  Carlsbad Food Tours.  Eat Like a Local!








We offer a 3 hour guided walking tour of the village featuring tastings from local eateries, and insights into Carlsbad’s art, history and architecture.




  • Most Popular
From $68

Eat like a local! Experience the historic city of Carlsbad through food and wine. Indulge in tasty bites and sips from various restaurants while you learn about our unique culinary scene.

  • Your tour guide helps you to easily navigate the main streets of Carlsbad which house a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants, and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with shops and art galleries and vibrant street murals.
  • Along the way you discover the diverse history, architecture, and culture in Carlsbad.
  • Stop by the Twin Inns and learn about our secret speakeasy and of course our miracle water.
  • Carlsbad is all about the water we are surrounded by including the lagoons and ocean.
  • Enjoy Carlsbad’s history, culture and architecture while eating your way through the village.
From $75

Offered daily 11:30 am. Celebrate your event or outing with a private food tour!  Enjoy some of the favorite restaurants in the village.  Wine tasting, pasta, gelato…

  • Let the village be your celebration venue of choice. There are so many great new eateries in our “Village by the Sea”.
  • Carlsbad is becoming quite the international foodie destination.
  • We have great Italian, Mexican, French, Latin and American Nouveau.
  • What is your flavor choice?  Can’t decide, then join us and check out 6 places in one day, find your favorites and return for dinner.
  • If you’re looking for the EASY button to set up your party or team building event, we can do the planning for you.  We plan it, You enjoy, local eateries for unique & delicious food.

Food is the Ingredient that Brings us Together!

  • Private Group Tour Experiences must have a minimum of 2 guests per tour.
  • 6 tastings locations
  • Let the village be your corporate event venue of choice with Carlsbad Food Tours. Choose your favorite tasting locations in the village.