The Chefs Guild of Lanka organised the 16th Culinary Art Food Expo in July this year at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre. The exhibition featured an array of culinary arts including a culinary arts competition. The 3 day competition and live show that took place from the 24th July to 26th July, saw an impressive participation of about 2000 members from 250 hotels and catering establishments island-wide. The Culinary Art & Food Expo, is a great platform for star class hotels and catering establishments in Sri Lanka, to showcase their artistic talents, skills and expertise at one of the biggest food shows in Asia. Recognised by the World Association of Chefs Societies, the show is judged by WCAS approved top professionals from all over the world. The Eden Resort & Spa is honoured to have been a part of the prestigious event. Personnel from the culinary segment took part in the main event, whilst members from the F&B Department competed in the Beverage Challenge section. Our star players achieved the following accolades. Culinary Segment – Carving & Live Cooking •7 Gold Excellence and gold medals,14 silver and 14 bronze Special awards: •“Anchor Pastry Challenge” – Down South Joint Champs •“Anchor Pastry Challenge” – All-Island 2nd Runners-up •“Nestle Dochello Best Dessert” – Award This accomplishment, further strengthens Eden’s standing in the highly competitive local market as well as marking its presence in the global arena. The General Manager of The Eden Resort & Spa, Mr Eksath Wijeratne expressing his sentiments had this to say; ““I am pleased and proud to announce the recent achievement of our staff here at Eden. Excelling at the Culinary Art and Food Expo, would not have been possible if not for the hard work, dedication and passion the staff put in. I on behalf of the Management extend a heartfelt congratulations to everyone who played a part in contributing towards this success winning an impressive number of medals along with the coveted awards. We wish them even more success in the future. A special vote of gratitude goes out to our Executive Chef Deepal De Alwis and Indika Hewage our F&B Manager for their leadership and support given during the course of the competition. The combined effort of all the staff at The Eden Resort & Spa has no doubt helped in furthering the growth of the company””. The Eden Resort & Spa, operates under Browns Hotels and Resorts; with a rich history of over 20 years in the hospitality industry in Sri Lanka. Recently recognised as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner, it offers 158 elegantly furnished luxury rooms, suites and penthouses and an exclusive spa. This has earned the hotel the prestige of being the first 5 star hotel in Sri Lanka to offer spa facilities. Other facilities provided by The Eden Resort & Spa include, the availability of local and international cuisine at a choice of indoor and outdoor dining venues, fresh Sea Food, 24 hour Coffee Shop which caters to both Sri Lankan and foreign tourists, Sunday Buffet, Wedding and Conference facilities and a range of Water Sports, including diving facilities with PADI certified diving instructors. Nestled on the golden coastline of Beruwela, The Eden Resort & Spa, your home away from home is always dedicated and strive to offer you our customers’ a truly tropical experience and a holiday filled with lots of fond memories to take home.