Taj Samudra Area Director Sri Lanka and Maldives and General Manager Sarabjeet Singh together with the Taj team held a grand felicitation ceremony at the Grand Crystal Ballroom on 19 August for all the winners who received medals at the recently concluded ‘Chef’s Guild Culinary Art 2015’ exhibition held at the BMICH. The award winning staff secured a grand total of 48 medals including the most coveted ‘Culinary Art Trophy for Best City Hotel in Colombo’.
This extraordinary feat was achieved by the team of culinary experts who won 48 medals including two Gold Excellence medals, six Gold medals, 19 Silver medals and 21 Bronze medals at the event which was held from 24-26 July.
The winning team comprised of Taj Samudra’s K.M. Wickramage of the Kitchen Department who won the Gold Excellence award for ‘Flambé Dessert’ category and K.R.S. Thiranda who won the Gold Excellence medal for ‘Hot and Cold Finger Food’ category. Amongst the winners were a host of individuals who received more than one Gold medal, with B.A.M.R. Perera from the Kitchen Department, winning four Gold medals for the ‘Five Course Set Dinner’ and T.H.D.D. Pushpika bagging two Gold medals for ‘Five Course Set Dinner’ and ‘Plated Appetisers’ categories respectively. Y.C.J. Desilva won Gold for the ‘Vegetarian Three Course Menu’ at the event. The Food & Beverage Department received a total of 11 medals with Pasindu Mendis and Dhanushka Dias of F& B winning two Gold medals.