Our Story

WE'RE 100% FAMILY-OWNED + OPERATED ... which means WE CARE.

Founded in 2010, Culinary Adventure Co. has grown to be one of Canada’s largest culinary tourism and experience operators. We offer local neighbour food tours and culinary adventures, delighting and feeding everyone from lifelong locals to international visitors. Through corporate culinary experiences, we satisfy clients of all stripes and sizes across Canada.

Culinary Adventure Co. was awarded the Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award from the Culinary Tourism Alliance in 2012, and received a coveted Canadian Signature Experience designation from Destinations Canada in 2013.

In addition, TripAdvisor users has awarded Culinary Adventure Co. the most five star ratings in Food + Drink activities in Toronto. Culinary Adventure Co. has earned TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 9-years running.

However you join us, wherever you join us, we’re dedicated to delivering an experience as memorable as it is mouthwatering.

Come Hungry… Every Bite Tells a Story™


OUR TEAM IS ALWAYS FULL OF SMILES.
NO GROUP TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL.
PERSONAL PASSION STANDS US APART.
OUR FAMOUS BIZ CARDS.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES-ACCESS.
GREAT GROUP MEMORIES.
SHARING IS CARING.

OUR TEAM

We are proud to be a local business run by culinary professionals. We are chefs, restaurant owners, foodservice professionals and local champions in every city we operate in. Our team are a passionate collection of local foodies ready to show you their favourite eats, sips and bites of their city.

For media, press inquires, industry research and speaking engagements for our leadership team, please contact us, here.

LEADERSHIP + CITY MANAGERS

KEVIN DURKEE
Owner
+ Big Cheese

He likes cheese.

TOM DOUANGMIXAY
Web
+ Admin

He likes shopping.

FRANCISCO TEJADA
Social Media
+ Content

He likes toys + bacon.

CARLA RAMOS
Operations
+ Finance

She likes wine.

LEO MONCEL
City Manager
TORONTO

He likes the metric system.

OPEN POSITION
City Manager
EASTERN ONTARIO

Role is based in Ottawa. Interested? Send CV here.

OPEN POSITION
City Manager
HALIFAX

Like food + stories? Send CV here.

CULINARY TEAM + LOCAL GUIDES

OPEN POSITIONS
Culinary Guides
TORONTO

Like food + stories? Send CV here.

DANIIL GREBENYUK
Culinary Guide
TORONTO

He likes music.

JORDAN BENOIT
Culinary Guide
OTTAWA

He likes steak.

LIN FRAZER
Culinary Guide
HALIFAX

She likes mini food.

JONATHAN CHEN
Culinary Guide
WINNIPEG

He loves salted caramel + bacon.

JEREMY ANDRIANO
Sommelier
+ Culinary Guide

He likes wine.

OUR FRIENDS

Every day we get to work with other passionate like-minded organizations across Canada. Building and strenghtning these relationships is a great honour. Take a peek at a few of our very special friends, and we encourage you to support them ... as you support us


OFFICIAL PARTNER

ARTISAN CHEESE
NIGHT MARKET

Canada’s only Artisan Cheese Night Market is a unique event where guests can try before you buy, located in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market Complex, for one day only, Thursday, June 6.  This one-of-a-kind event is the best way to try and buy the best artisan and farmstead cheeses in Canada.  The perfect place to meet cheesemakers from coast to coast with great live entertainment will keep the celebration going all night long.

We have created an exclusive our Artisan Cheese Night Market | VIP Experience - don't miss. Book here. 

OFFICIAL PARTNER

STATION
COLD BREW

After a trip to Brooklyn back in 2013, the guys of Station realized something. Why were all of the grab and go coffee products full of artificial ingredients, heaps of sugar and made with poor quality coffee? 

Inspired and determined to evolve the coffee industry, Station Cold Brew was born. Since day one, it’s been their goal to handcraft products that sit at the intersection of quality and convenience. 

At Culinary Adventure Co. we're proud to share the Station Cold Brew story. We've been addicted for years, and now it's your turn. Plus, check out their appearance on CBC's Dragons' Den.

NEW FOOD + DRINK PARTNERS

WANNA BITE?

Our success has been earned by working hard and partnering with the best restaurants, food shops, artisan producers and local culinary champions across Canada. Sharing their stories, food and passion is why we are here.

Our goal is to fill our guests with wonder, fun, unique memories and a full stomach.

Is that you? Are you looking to share your passion? We’re always keen to connect with others who have something delicious to eat or drink with our guests.

Contact our Tour Development Team here, we’d love to hear your story.

NATIONAL CHARITY PARTNER

MEALSHARE

Mealshare and Culinary Adventure Co. believe that it's unacceptable that 1 in 4 kids are malnourished. Together, we’re committed to creating a world where it’s easier to share with those in need, and every child and youth is fed as a result. We won’t stop until that’s happened.

For each food tour and culinary adventure sold, we contribute to Mealshare. Your support of us  allows us to support them. We are proud to be their partner, and together help others.

#FoodToursForGood

To learn more about Mealshare and their incredible efforts across Canada, visit them here.

CANADIAN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

DESTINATION CANADA

In 2013, Destination Canada selected our Escape the City: Canoe Paddle + Dining Adventure to be part of their Canadian Signature Experiences Collection.

The prestigious collection features unique and authentic Canadian experience from only a handful of operators. To experience this incredible for yourself or private group, click here.