Sri Lankan cuisine has been influenced by many forces such as the colonial powers, foreign traders, and the cuisine of Southern India. Some of the main ingredients in Sri Lankan cuisine include: rice, coconut, and spices, which are used due to the island’s history as a spice producer and trading post over several centuries.
Young Student Chefs from 67+ nations after getting selected from different colleges from 67+ nations, will fly down to India on 26th January (67th republic day for India) to represent their country in a cook-off that will last 4 days starting 29th January to 1st February. The results will be collated and the Grand Finale is scheduled on Monday 1st February 2015 at Kolkata.
The kitchen is the place where I see myself unfold and unleash what seems to lie deep within me to be creative and to explore. My passion for what I do, what I create and the affect it seems to have on people constantly pushed me further and further into what I am today. I extended my knowledge by means of the many resources free to all of us. This was not enough and my pursuit of knowledge in the arts and sciences of the culinary field led me to the Academy. I have fine tuned myself and is now eagerly awaiting to take on the world. I see myself as a force that keeps pushing forward and the best Young Chef award is now in my sights.
The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM), Sri Lanka’s largest hospitality school. CAHM is a joint venture between William Angliss Institute & Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. We are a dedicated centre for hospitality, culinary arts, and tourism studies. William Angliss has a proud history of over 70 years and in our Melbourne campus we annually have over 21,500 local clients and students and 1,300 international students from over 45 countries with more than 100,000 graduates worldwide. Our training facilities include the largest kitchen in the country, model accommodation suites and state of the art computer and practical space, including a functioning in-house restaurant Our courses are designed with industry needs in mind and work to ensure that our graduates are ‘industry job ready’ from the day they graduate. “CAHM” is not just a well reputed name in the hospitality industry in Sri Lanka , but has also established its high quality presence abroad.The institute is now in its second year of operation and has seen 100 graduates into the industry locally in Sri Lanka with many more going to Europe, United States and Australia to work. The Academy is overlooked by William Angliss’ own, CEO Steven Bradie-Miles, who has successfully gone beyond the standards expected to what it is today. This is the Academy’s second time representing Sri Lanka at the Young Chef Olympiad and will definitely make our country and the name of the academy proud.