Learn to cook with award winning chef Dev Biswal

Acclaimed Rye chef and restaurant owner Dev Biswal will be sharing his secrets with people when he holds a series of cookery courses.

The award winning chef runs the Ambrette, which has restaurants in Rye, Canterbury and Margate.

Dev has been praised for his modern take on Indian cuisine, which makes wide use of local produce.

He has been invited to run the courses at Swift House Cookery School.

Dev aims to provide the perfect cooking course using local and seasonal ingredients.

Those taking part will learn how to balance flavours, spices and textures to perfection.

The courses are running on Saturday May 30; Saturday June 13; Saturday July 18 and Saturday August 8.

For more information or to book call swift house on 01233 820040.

Dev explained his philosophy and said: “We promote the use of fresh, sustainable and local ingredients combined with aromatic herbs and spices and an aesthetic style of presentation.

“Our restaurants work closely with local communities and we are constantly re inventing ourselves to meet the needs of an ever changing and exciting time.

“We believe in supporting others as much as we can - both in the local community and in the developing world.”

The Rye Ambrette is situated in the High Street.

In 2013 The Ambrette was named Best Indian Restaurant in a nationwide competition to find Britain’s best local eateries.

Nominated for the award by readers of Morrisons magazine, the restaurant was rated 10/10 for the flavour, freshness and quality of its food during secret taste tests. The menu’s seasonality and use of local ingredients also scored 10/10.

Morrisons praised chef Dev Biswal for his innovative men and dishes.

Katy Griffiths, of Morrisons, said: “We’re delighted to recognise The Ambrette for this award. We were impressed with the way Dev combines local ingredients with Indian spices, as well as his efforts to give back to the community.”