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About the 4Lobe Events team

What does 4LOBE offer

4Lobe, also known as FTC4Lobe is the expanded events wing of the largest culinary tour company in North America, Food Tour Corporation (FTC).

Our Culinary Events emphasize food and drink to help enhance team building activities and corporate events and provide clients with exciting, often interactive results.

What does 4Lobe stand for?

The concept of 4lobe is the utilization of all parts of the brain, combining the creative and artistic with the analytical and organized. We follow the 4lobe principal regardless of event or activity; from progressive dinners to corporate team building to Dine Arounds to Food Festivals, ensuring innovation and creativity while emphasizing detailed organization and execution.

4Lobe Events founder

4Lobe Events was created by the man behind the explosive growth of culinary tourism over the past decade, Jeff Swedarsky

Jeff founded Food Tour Corporation in 2007 for less than a hundred dollars with no financial backers, or business partners while simultaneously working a demanding 9-5 job. Over the next 8 years, the company grew into an award winning multi-million dollar nationwide family of companies, employing nearly 100 people throughout the country.

As the Food Tour companies began to grow, clients began to request larger and more complex events and activities than Food Tours, leading eventually to the establishment of 4Lobe.

After starting the company, Jeff began to build a team with the goal of becoming the nation's largest and most innovative Culinary Event company. 4Lobe is the fastest growing segment of the FTC family, with dozens of Event Managers, Emcees, chefs, caterers accross the country as well as creative, operations, and accounts team headed up by some of the best in the culinary tourism and events industry. Jeff currently is the president of both 4Lobe and Food Tour Corporation, managing individuals in both the DC area company headquarters and throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada.

Jeff has served for several years on the executive board of directors for the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is a former board member of the DC metro region Event Planning Association. Jeff also is the vice president and head of redevelopment for the American Sales Association.

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