Lori Hinze- Speaker, Educator, Chef Graduate of the International Culinary Center-NYC, leads culinary based tours to Israel where the bible is edible and foodies experience heaven on earth. Lori’s passion is connecting people to Israel through unique culinary experiences, sharing the proof that in Israel, prophecy is edible. As a Christian Zionist, she uses food to build bridges between Christians and Jews and bring awareness to the spirituality of food and wine in a biblical lifestyle.
She has had the privilege of cooking alongside some of the nation’s most notable chefs: Los Angeles’ Govind Armstrong, Philadelphia’s Georges Pierre, Kendall Jackson’s Justin Wrangler; New York City’s Matt Hughes and many others. Lori has enjoyed being featured at the Austin and Houston Home & Garden Shows, Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival, the Austin Farmers Markets, as well as featured in the Austin American Statesman, Edible Austin notable mentions and MyFox Austin, KXAN and Fox 26 Houston morning cooking segments. Lori is the Founder and Executive Director of CookLearnGrow-a kid’s cooking school.
Lori lives deep in the heart of Texas and first visited Israel in 2014 with Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries.
Here’s what people are saying:
“I went in May 2018 with my daughter, during Jerusalem Day, US Embassy opening, Parade of Nations! An international – very exciting time. Met many international people. Integrated with Israeli people, going to Shabbat dinner, a school, a small bakery, wineries, office. We met IDF soldier’s at the dinner. Lori took us to the Gate of Abraham, Qumran, Dead Sea, Capernum, Western Wall, and much more. Very Blessed by this adventure and experience, gathering new friends and knowledge” – Kay C., Austin, TX
“A Taste Of Israel isn’t your run of the mill tour. It is a food, wine & biblical tour. Not just a boring tour. Lori makes it fun, adventurous & very exciting!!! There are so many things to learn and explore in the fabulous country of Israel! Lori is such a great resource for all things Israel. I would go back in a heart beat.“- Kasha G., Austin, TX
“One year ago on November 16th I took my pilgrimage to Israel with “A Taste of Israel”. The moment I touched down in Telaviv and was met by Lori Hinze, my life changed! Traveling with her was incredible. The places we stayed and visited, the unique and amazing privileges we participated in were like no other. The food was marvelous as was the wine! We met several chefs and learned how Hashem has blessed this region with incredible delicacies! I highly recommend going with Lori since she travels with a smaller group. This opens up unique experiences a large group can not participate in! Go go go!! You will come back changed!” – Rachel T., Seattle, WA
“You are such a gifted teacher and mentor. Thank you so much for sharing your love of our Lord and the Jewish people with us. My eyes have been opened to so many things He wants us to know. Thank you for allowing Him to use your gifts for His Kingdom!!!” Blessings, Janice E, Dripping Springs, TX
“You’re an excellent teacher and I love your passion for the study. Keep up the great work!” Terry A., Dripping Springs, TX.