Hilton Colombo’s Chef Buddika Samarasekara and Apprentice Chef Rashen John were placed third, winning a bronze medal at the 15th Bocuse d’Or Asian Competition held in Shanghai for the biennial world chef championship - the Bocuse d'Or (the Concours mondial de la cuisine, World Cooking Contest).
This is the first time Sri Lanka has been represented at a competition of this calibre. Hilton Colombo’s chefs have now secured a place amongst the four candidates from Asia that would compete in the finals to be held in Lyon, France January 2013. This is a very prestigious honour for the hotel as this year Hilton Colombo celebrates 25 years of service excellence, continuing to be the trendsetters in the industry and delivering on Conrad Hilton’s vision of spreading the light and warmth of hospitality, in Sri Lanka.
Apprentice Chef Rashen John, Chef Buddika Samarasekara and Executive Chef Rohan Fernandopulle on arrival at the airport with the bronze win for Sri Lanka
hane Ingram, Kapila Mohotti, Apprentice Chef Rashen John, Chef Buddika Samarasekara, Executive Chef Rohan Fernandopulle and Rudolf Tröstler, General Manager, Hilton Colombo