SriLankan Catering bags 23 medals
Colombo, October 13, 2007
SriLankan Catering Services won 23 medals at the Culinary Art, Sri Lanka's foremost hospitality industry competition.
SriLankan Catering, the inflight catering arm of the National Carrier, was placed among the top 10 of companies at Culinary Art, winning six gold, six silver, and 11 bronze medals. The competition at the BMICH in Colombo drew 1,400 participants, mainly from Sri Lanka's hotel industry. It even had small teams from the Maldives, India, and Australia.
"It is a considerable achievement as an inflight catering company to distinguish itself and win such a high tally of medals in a hotel-oriented competition," said CEO of SriLankan Catering Dilip Nijhawan.
SriLankan Catering has won a number of impressive global and local accolades recently. These include two silver medals and a bronze medal at the recent Hong Kong International Culinary Classic; and a Mercury Award from the International Flight Catering Association.
At the last Culinary Art in 2005, SriLankan Catering won 11 medals.
"This performance is all the more impressive because our team competed mainly in Live Cooking events, where they prepared dishes within a limited time in front of an international panel of judges, rather than in static displays," said production manager at SriLankan Catering Sudhish Pande.
SriLankan Catering is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company that provides inflight catering for airlines that fly through Colombo, and also operates restaurants at Bandaranaike International Airport.
The company last year commissioned a state-of-the-art Flight Kitchen at an investment of $25 million, and presently produces an average of more than 13,500 meals per day.- TradeArabia News Service