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Indiana’s Food Experiences

Food fans will find plenty of memorable experiences on a trip through Indiana. In addition to meals at local restaurants, here are some special opportunities for groups to connect with the culinary heritage of the Hoosier State.

Amish Country — The Elkhart County CVB can arrange for a local celebrity chef to do culinary programs for groups that feature edible plants and incorporate the colors of the area’s famous quilt gardens.

Hendricks County — The Bread Basket Café and Bakery, an Indianapolis-area favorite, can do private group events and culinary demonstrations, during which bakers show participants how they create latticework pie crusts.

Southern Indiana — Schimpff’s Confectionary in Jeffersonville is a family-owned, European-style candy company that has been in the same location since 1891. Groups can get private demonstrations of candy-making techniques, sample old-fashioned candies and enjoy a treat at the soda fountain.

Brian Jewell

Brian Jewell is the executive editor of The Group Travel Leader. In more than a decade of travel journalism he has visited 48 states and 25 foreign countries.