We are fortunate to have two very special tour guides for our trip to Spain –Claude & Cristina Baud. They are knowledgeable about the regions of Spain, the sites we will visit, Spanish history, Spanish foods and wines – making them perfect guides for our trip! They are interesting, engaging and charismatic. Claude and Cristina are committed to Pack a Fork! guests having a great experience in the country they love so much.
Claude Baud comes from five generations of Swiss hoteliers. Claude attended the Hotel School of Lausanne in Switzerland. He worked as a chef at the Hotel Tamaro in Ascona, Switzerland. He has also been a maitre d’ in restaurants around the world. Claude speaks four languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian. He is a food and wine connoisseur. He has taught culinary classes specializing in paella and tapas. Claude has been traveling and exploring the regions of Spain for 35 years. He has also traveled the planet and led tours. He is truly a ‘man of the world’. Claude has brought community together through food and wine his entire life.
Cristina Baud is a native of Madrid. Cristina’s compulsive craving for travel has taken her to over 38 countries around the world. From these travels, she has gained considerable insight in to numerous cultures, peoples, traditions and religions. Cristina has dedicated much of her life to learning and relishing her country of Spain’s traditions and customs. In spite of her extensive travels, Spain is where her soul feels most engaged with its diverse culture, colorful traditions, innovative cuisine, rich history and passionate people.
Claude and Cristina have three sons. One lives in Barcelona. They also have one grandson. The Bauds are from Boulder, Colorado and also own a home in southern Spain.