The Jetwing Culinary Challenge was held on June 30 at Jetwing Blue, Negombo rewarding the best of the best chefs across the Jetwing family. Specializing in a variety of cuisines Jetwing is home to the greatest kitchen brigade creating the finest dishes in the country.
The Jetwing Culinary Challenge was focused on developing associates, helping them to master skills and to achieve the mindset required to successfully innovate, and prepare a variety of dishes with a blend of local ingredients while giving them the opportunity to enhance their levels of creativity and imagination. The representatives of the hotels were given a common Jetwing Box of ingredients, making them develop a menu off the included ingredients. The second task allowed them to prepare a set of dishes picked from the respective hotels’ À la Carte menus wherein the guests had the privilege of testing at the competition. Thus, Jetwing associates competed under two categories: the Culinary Challenge and the À la Carte Challenge, where the competitors’ exemplary dishes were judged by a panel of acclaimed chefs.
L.A.P.C. Fernando, P.D. Ukwattage, B.W. Ranaweera, M. C. M. Fernando and A. R. Peiris from Jetwing Blue, Negombo emerged victorious in both À la Carte Challenge and Culinary Challenge. The awards were presented to the winners by Ruan Samarasinghe, Managing Director of Jetwing Hotels, Sanjeewa Anthony, Executive Director of Jetwing Hotels, Jerome Auvity, Director Operations at Jetwing Hotels, and Dmitri Cooray, Manager Operations at Jetwing Hotels.
The Culinary Challenge promises to promote culinary excellence within the Jetwing family and recognize the dedication and passion of the food & beverage, and kitchen associates across the 27 hotels and villas, which has continuously helped Jetwing to offer Sri Lankan hospitality at its best.