Marco Pierre White to Conduct Ultimate Master Class, Opportunity by Cinnamon for Sri Lankan Chefs

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Colombo, January 12, 2016 – Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts will be hosting Celebrity three Michelin star chef and Judge of MasterChef Australia – Marco Pierre White on a tour of Sri Lanka from the 18th – 30th January 2016. One of the many sub events that Cinnamon has conceptualized and will be executing is the ultimate “Master Class” for Executive chefs and culinary professionals of Sri Lanka.

Marco Pierre White will be providing a “hands-on” learning experience to the entire industry of Sri Lanka and will cover a series of themes relevant to the chefs and culinary industry professionals over a four hour period. All participating chefs will have the opportunity for sitting down for lunch with Marco. The master class will be held on the 30th January from 9 am to 1 pm at Cinnamon Grand Colombo for an exclusive audience of 30. Marco will be having a one-on-one engagement with the participants and also be creating one of his very own signature dishes for the chefs. During the master class, Chef Marco Pierre White will be addressing key topics such as:

Incorporating innovation in the kitchen
Here, he will discuss new trends in cookery, use of new ingredients and the best methods to use them, and new techniques in cookery.

Juggling ingredients
Marco will talk about how to work with limited availability in ingredients in the kitchen and how to operate a low cost yet high quality kitchen, also on how to cook for diverse palates in one restaurant, thereby catering to different guest requirements in one go.

Finally Marco will share his learnings on how to synchronize and pair unusual ingredients, to put together a magical dish.

Personal interaction with Marco Pierre White at this session will be a key component of the workshop giving chefs the opportunity to engage in conversation that could play a key role in their careers and personal development as culinary specialists. His incomparable personality will combine with his expert knowledge to make the master class one of the most important dates on the culinary calendar, incidentally also their first one for the year, making it an excellent kick off to 2016.

“Cinnamon is honoured to be bringing down a personality of such esteemed status and talent. Being able to host him in Sri Lanka means there’s opportunity for growth in our country for all stakeholders of hospitality and the culinary arts. This event alone is bound to be a game-changer for culinary circles across the island and truly add flavour to our culinary expertise” said Dileep Mudadeniya, Head of Brand Marketing at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is a brand that continues to create moments that inspire great living with one-of-a-kind ideas and top-notch personalities. The group’s recent brand building initiatives which include visits by world class celebrities such as the one of celebrity Fashion photographer Nigel Barker in 2014, continues to promote Sri Lanka as a destination and gain international recognition for the Brand Cinnamon. In this light, Chef Marco Pierre White’s visit is another event that marks Cinnamon’s long term commitment to inspire travellers of discerning taste to visit Sri Lanka.

A high level master class such as this by a Michelin three star chef has not taken place in Sri Lanka previously, as such this is arguably one of the best opportunities that have been created for the Sri Lankan culinary professionals of the industry. All executive chefs participating in this master class will receive a certificate of participation from the Chefs Guild Sri Lanka together with World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) and signed off by Marco Pierre White himself.

Marco Pierre White’s tour of Sri Lanka is presented by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts in collaboration with the British High Commission, the national carrier SriLankan Airlines, HSBC, Knorr Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Tourism, Land Rover, Quintessentially Lifestyles, Trekurious and Cinnamon Air.

Good food is at the centre of modern living and re-imagining the culinary arts with a gastronomy expert is an experience not to be missed. Registrations for the master class have already been received and there a few limited slots on a first come first serve basis priced at Rs. 50,000 per person. For more details please contact [email protected] or 077 221 1206.