Heritance Ahungalla, emerged as the Most Outstanding Culinary Team in Sri Lanka after competing against both international and domestic star-class city and resort hotels at the 15th Culinary Art Competition organised by the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka. Heritance Kandalama was adjudged the first runner up in the overall competition.
There were 25 categories for the medals and Aitken Spence Hotels won an unprecedented 150 medals including the Most Outstanding Culinary Team in Sri Lanka. World acclaimed Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe – Group Skills Development Chef, Aitken Spence Hotels and Heritance Hotels led the team along with Chef Lalith Gunesekera – Consultant Chef, Aitken Spence Hotel Managements and Chef Kasun Premachandra, Executive Chef, Heritance Ahungalla. The teams from Aitken Spence Hotels collectively won 16 special awards out of a total of 29 special awards.
“We constantly strive to be the best and are firm believers of ensuring that our future generation is provided with the knowledge required to take on the baton when required,” said Gemunu Goonewardene, Vice President, Food and Beverage, Aitken Spence Hotels. Malin Hapugoda, Managing Director, Aitken Spence Hotels added that, “we recognise that our greatest asset is our staff at all levels who are loyal, dedicated and committed.”