Despite Sri Lanka’s proximity to the Indian Sub-Continent and a plethora of similarities between Indian and Sri Lankan culture, there is a distinct difference in the cuisines of the two nations. The vastness of India makes way for cuisines among the nation itself that are unique in its methods of preparations, use of spices and other ingredients, and even the way they are eaten. Culminating years of experience in the culinary world, Chef Sanjay joins Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo to bring the flavours of our neighbours.
Chef Sanjay began his culinary career in Mumbai in 1996 and had his first stint at the Hotel Retreat Bombay. Thereafter, he moved to Sri Lankan to take on the role of Assistant Indian Chef at the Holiday Inn in 1997 and was promoted to Head Indian Chef in 2003. For the next 12 years he continued to function as the Head Indian Chef of key properties in Colombo before moving to Cinnamon Lakeside.
With a rich culinary heritage passed on by his parents and ancestors, Chef Sanjay specialises in a variety of Indian cuisines including North Indian delicacies that are favourites among Sri Lankans. His culinary prowess spans starters, mains and even delectable desserts that will be on display at the Dining Room, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo for breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets.
Chef Sanjay also brings in his expertise at a time when the Indian travel market is opening to Sri Lanka and specific dietary requirements like Jain vegetarianism and veganism among others are becoming increasingly popular food choices among international and even local visitors.