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Unilever launches state of the art chefmanship centre in Sri Lanka


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Chefs everywhere have been serving tasty and wholesome meals with the professional support provided by Unilever Food Solutions (UFS). With a global team of more than 500 chefs, UFS works closely with chefs from local eateries to five-star hotels in more than 74 countries to serve. The food service brand has been creating ingredients that save preparation time in the kitchen, without compromising on flavour or quality. UFS continues to keep chefs updated with fresh new ideas that empower them to make meals that are tasty and nutritious. In keeping with their commitment to ensuring outstanding chefmanship, UFS recently launched their world class chefmanship centre. The first ever such facility to be introduced to the Sri Lankan culinary industry, the UFS Chefmanship Centre combines cutting edge culinary facilities with up-to-date expertise. The UFS Chefmanship Centre is a state-of-the-art kitchen that matches state of the art industrial kitchens, equipped with advanced technology, created exclusively for the use of UFS customers and operators. It has capacity for 24 personnel and 6 workstations, and combines professional chefmanship with sound culinary management skills. Chef Saman, Executive Chef, UFS Sri Lanka and Maldives, conducted a tour of the Chefmanship Centre for distinguished visitors and invitees at the inauguration of the centre. The Chairperson of Unilever Sri Lanka, Shazia Zyed and the Board, the Chairman of the Chef’s Guild of Sri Lanka Chef Gerard Mendis, the Executive Committee of the Chefs Guild, Executive Chefs from major hotel chains and resorts in Sri Lanka, leadership team members of UFS MEPS region, business partners of UFS and other distinguished visitors were associated with the inauguration of the UFS Chefmanship Centre. “We plan to conduct workshops at our Chefmanship Centreon key topics such as food safety, convenience cooking, saving time in food preparation, foodcost management, waste management and training of staff,” says Chef Saman. He adds that the centre will also provide consultation on kitchen planning, menu planning and culinary concept development. UFS customers and operators can make reservations atthe ChefmanshipCentre; teams will be given a time slot to utilise the facility and take part in training sessions in a manner that encourages and empowers participating teams. “My team and I understand the requirements of a changing culinary landscape and are equipped to provide outstanding expertise in all things culinary,” concludes Chef Saman. Helping chefs since the 1880s, Unilever Food Solutions are home to some of the world’s favourite brands and staples of professional kitchens – Knorr, Hellmann’s, Lipton and Carte D’or. From independent restaurants to world famous hotel chains and caterers, UFS works with businesses of all sizes, providing them with international culinary know-how and expertise.

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