KWFT Guide Spotlight: Shannon McRae
Meet Shannon McRae! She is Key West Food Tour’s social media coordinator, guide, and first official hire! A natural in the spotlight, Shannon has given the tour her own twist diving head first into the Key West community. We asked her a few questions about the tour, Key West, and what makes this South Florida native tick, here’s what she said…
What do you love most about Key West food?
What’s your favorite thing about leading food tours?
Oh, you mean OTHER than not having to sit at an office desk? I can go on and on! First off, I’m rolling delicious, culturally-relevant food, a 1.5 mile historical walking tour, and my own comedy set into 3 hours of Key West Bliss! I get to meet interesting people from all over our beautiful country and globe everyday, show them around, and teach them about the place I love. Did I mention food was involved?! How many people get to go to work and spend the day basically “on vacation” with other tourists? So I guess my favorite thing is the people–the legendary people who are apart of the history I share, the talented people who cook & serve the wonderful food we eat, and the awesome people I get to befriend as guests on the tour everyday! It’s definitely the thought of taking our amazing guests to my favorite Key West places that get me out of bed in the morning!
Where would we find you when you’re not on a food tour?
If tonight was your last supper in Key West, what might we catch you eating?
Ugh! What a tough question! I guess conch salad for my appetizer, a Cuban pork dish as my main course, and finish with the homemade guava flavored ice cream from Flamingo’s Crossing. It may actually end up being my LAST supper, because I could likely die from gorging on all the incredible food here.