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Litro Gas Lanka partners Chefs Guild of Lanka to power CAFÉ 2017 Culinary Expo and Trade show


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Litro Gas Lanka, the largest importer and supplier of LP Gas in Sri Lanka partnered the Chefs Guild of Lanka for the 10th consecutive year to sponsor the 17th edition of the country’s biggest culinary food exhibition and trade show, ‘Culinary Art Food Expo 2017’ (CAFÉ2017). In line with the partnership theme, ‘Great chefs deserve great fuel’ Litro Gas powered all 75 live cooking stations as the official and exclusive LP Gas partner. In addition, the company sponsored and presented two trophies (Litro Gas Trophies) for the most outstanding presentations in the ‘Live Hot Cooking’ category. CAFÉ 2017 was held from 28 to 31 July at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Centre. 

“We’ve always believed in lending a hand to the professionals in the culinary industry to promote healthy and wholesome cooking and to assist the development of the art and science of great culinary talent in Sri Lanka. It has been an immense pleasure to be part of our decade long partnership with the Chefs Guild of Lanka. The whole journey has been a rewarding experience and we’ve been able to be part of the journey of many talented chefs that Sri Lanka has produced. Each year this culinary expo and trade show attracts a large number of culinary enthusiasts. It was a privilege to witness the increased enthusiasm that CAFÉ 2017 generated in the culinary industry as well as the general public,” commented Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. Director – Sales and Marketing/Corporate Affairs Chaminda Ediriwickrama.

Over 1,500 chefs from five star hotels, resorts, renowned hotels in the Maldives, Hotel School, restaurants, catering establishments as well as three forces of Sri Lanka cooked up a storm competing for coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze awards over the course of three days. A panel of 30 judges comprising eminent personalities from the local and international culinary world adjudged the chefs for their outstanding skills and presentations. The fourth and final day of CAFÉ 2017 concluded with a gala award ceremony. A host of distinguished personalities from the culinary industry were present at the award ceremony which the media covered extensively. 

CAFÉ 2017 featured over 50 trade stalls representing numerous reputed brands in the food and hotel trade. 

“Since the year 2012, as a direct outcome of events such as CAFÉ 2017, we’ve seen an increased number of Sri Lankan chefs taking part in prestigious global culinary events including the World Culinary Olympics in Germany. It was a privilege to witness the number of gold medals that Sri Lankan chefs were able to claim at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany which I humbly attribute to the fact that we were able to identify and develop young talent at events of this nature. For this reason, I am grateful to Litro Gas Lanka for their continued support and faith in us,” commented Chef’s Guild of Sri Lanka Chairman Chef Gerard Mendis.

Litro Gas operates the country’s only import terminal and filling facility which has the capacity to cater to the LPG needs of the entire Island and has comprehensive coverage through an island wide network.


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