We believe food is the universal language that connects people and at Miss Kate’s Deep South Tours, we are your food ambassadors.
Our food tours connect hungry minds and stomachs with Valdosta's best foods and libations. Enjoy hidden gems and surprising discoveries! We love to showcase the delicious food, robust history, and unique culture of the Deep South.
Let us take you on an adventure that introduces you to the best of the best, opening up a whole new world just waiting to be explored! We can't wait to show you Downtown Valdosta.
~ Your Friends at Miss Kate’s Deep South Tours~
Dining with a Deep South charm.
Meet Miss Kate
Miss Kate Valler is the owner and chief Food Ambassador at Miss Kate’s Deep South Tours. Over the years her career has taken many turns. Primarily she was an Air Force spouse, and along with her husband, David, they served our country. Over the last 40 years she has raised 9 children and cared for 35 foster children. She was an American Red Cross volunteer and was deployed during the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. She was a American Red Cross certified sailing instructor in Hawaii, a medivac volunteer, and ran her own promotion and marketing business for 7 years in California before relocating to Valdosta.
She started Miss Kate’s Deep South Tours because she loves living in Valdosta with its rich history, its vibrant downtown, and its exciting food scene and wants to share that love with others.
A fun fact about Kate …Miss Kate bakes for therapy. The good news is she plans on sharing some of her great, tried-and-true baking recipes here on our blog.
During the day she works part-time and helps out on the family homestead. They have 4 horses, 22 chickens, 5 rabbits, 4 guinea hens, 3 ducks, 2 goats, and in the winter they raise a few pigs for slaughter. There is also a pond stocked with fish and occasionally a visiting alligator or 2.
By night she likes developing her own recipes based on Deep South cuisine. She loves using the local food products in developing her recipes.
Like many locals, she enjoys the delicious offerings of Valdosta. When asked what her favorite is, she enthusiastically responds…Cheesy Shrimp and Grits and Peanut Butter Pie.
Kate often tells us that one of the things she loves most about Valdosta and the food scene is the variety and creativity offered in a town of Valdosta’s size – less than 55,000 residents. Guests who are fortunate to have Kate as their guide will enjoy her passion for Valdosta as well as her knowledge of food.