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About Us

Why use us and not a big corporation?
We are passionate about food, travel and supporting local businesses. Our tours and experiences are designed to showcase the best of each destination while encouraging the use of local markets, guides and food producers.
Embark on a journey with us that honours the distinct flavours and cultures of every destination we explore.

Dev Biswal grew up in India before moving to London via Dubai. In 2006, he opened The Indian Princess in Margate, becoming sole chef patron in 2010.

The restaurant was renamed The Ambrette and featured in all the country’s top restaurant guides, including Michelin, AA, Good Food and Harden’s.

Dev was resident chef on Channel 4 TV’s ‘Superscrimpers’, showing how to prepare gourmet meals on a budget.

Awards include Taste of Kent Best Restaurant; Morrisons magazine’s Best Indian Restaurant; the Cobra Good Curry Guide Best Restaurant in the South East, in 2019 and again in 2024, he was named Asian Chef of the Year at the Asian Restaurant Awards.

In mid-2019, Dev resolved to create an exceptional small group tour, led by himself, for those who share his enthusiasm for food and culture, back to his native Odisha in India. 

Regrettably, the 2020 pandemic thwarted his plans. However, once feasible, he redesigned his tour to incorporate destinations closer to the UK, starting with Croatia and then Morocco, both tours proving to be tremendously successful.

Thus, The Cook's Adventures was born.

Meet The Team

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Dev Biswal

"Hi, I am Dev Biswal. I am the executive chef and founder of the Cook's Tale Restaurant. Join me on my culinary adventures to exotic locations and explore local cultures through their cuisine. I believe in creating memories for my guests. Each of these tours have been hand crafted to create unforgettable memories."


Chris Brown

"Hi,  I am Chris Brown, my passion has always been travel and for 35 years I have been a dedicated Worldwide Tour Director/ Tour Guide, visiting all over the world. 
I am fascinated by different cultures, food & experiences and have been helping groups of people experience unforgettable trips from Asia to South America.
The needs of travellers are wide ranging and I enjoy making sure all groups have a wonderful experience by taking the strain and making sure everything is well organised and runs smoothly."


Louise Strutt

"Hi, I am Louise Strutt. My career journey has been diverse, from an accountant to a Pilates instructor. Whilst bringing up a large family and running my own business I have learnt to balance the demands of work, family life, and professional pursuits, I have become quite the organiser.

I take pride in providing excellent service, and it brings me joy to see people enjoying the results of my efforts.

To use my skills in an environment of great food and new experiences is very exciting."

Our Tour Destinations

One of the best ways to really get to know a destination is through its food and drink. Let us take you on a hand crafted tasting adventure.

Morocco - 10 Day Tour

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