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Galadari steals spotlight at Culinary Art Food Expo 2018


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The Galadari Hotel triumphed at the recently concluded Culinary Art Food Expo 2018 which is organised by Chefs Guild of Lanka with the support of the World Association of Chefs Societies during the EXPO held at the BMICH recently. 

The hotel bagged the prestigious Gold Excellence award, 2 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze awards spread across different categories. The highlight of the occasion was Aradhana Liyanage who was bestowed with the Gold Excellence Award for the Vodka Cocktail Competition. This was a special recognition which had not been awarded previously where she received the maximum marks. This will no doubt mark a turning point in her career whilst bringing the hotel noteworthy honour. 

Bringing in the gold medals was Yohan Kannangara in the category Arrack Cocktail and Chathura Senadeera and Sampath Dharmanandha for the category ‘Sri Lanka Master Baker of the Year 2018’.

Aradhana Liyanage bagged a Silver for the category Arrack Cocktail and Yohan Kannangara was awarded silver for the category Vodka Cocktail. Sanduni Gunaratne grabbed two silver awards for the categories Arrack Cocktail and Vodka Cocktail and Dilip Abeyratne won bronze for Arrack Cocktail category.

Commenting on the hotel’s recent impressive achievement, Galadari Hotel Director F&B Thushantha Kariyawasam said, “Culinary Art Food Expo provides the perfect stage to showcase culinary standards and talent. It is the most comprehensive Food and Beverage Exhibition in Sri Lanka. I am overjoyed with Aradhana’s achievement and equally proud of all our award winners who have brought fame to the hotel.

Speaking out on her recent triumph Aradhana said, “I am grateful for the management of the hotel for giving me this opportunity to participate and showcase my talent. Special thanks go out to the General Manager, Sampath Siriwardena, Thushantha Kariyawasam Director F&B, Harsha Guruge, Manager F&B who was the person who encouraged me to take part, Sumedha Devappriya, Assistant Manager F&B and Sydney Rathnayake, Restaurant’s Manager Training. Last but not least I would like to thank my parents and hope to further improve my abilities in the future and reach my career goals.” 

 


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