Dena J. DiOrio

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Charleston, SC
New York University, University Of Denver
Conscious Eating, Hospitality Industry, Culinary Tourism
  • Dena gives historical culinary walking tours of Charleston with the area's premier tour company.
  • She previously served in two NYC Michelin-starred restaurants.
  • Growing up in a big Italian/Slovak restaurant family provided Dena with an appreciation for all things food.


Dena J. DiOrio is a professional writer, storyteller, communications consultant, and self-proclaimed foodie with 20 years of experience in travel, tourism & hospitality. Dena's writing career began in 2008 with her first published article on environmentally friendly commercial kitchen equipment which ran in Food Arts magazine. Since then, her coverage includes an array of topics, ranging from experiential travel, food & beverage, spa, wellness, parenting, outdoors and recreation. Dena moved to Charleston from New York City where she worked for some of the world's top-rated restaurants and international hotel brands. She also served as a Senior Account Executive at a notable boutique travel PR firm which allowed her to integrate her passions for food, travel, and writing while eating her way around the globe.


Dena holds a bachelor's degree in French from the University of Denver and a master's degree in professional writing from the School of Professional Studies at New York University.
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