Peter Kuruvita with Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama, Development Strategies and International Trade Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara, Export Development Board Chairperson Indira Malwatte and officials of Export Development Board and private sector representing the Expo Steering Committee
The world-renowned chef Peter Kuruvita will join as the guest chef representing Sri Lanka to deliver the contemporary version of Sri Lankan cuisine with the richness of Sri Lankan spices, at the Culinary Experience Pod event of Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Culinary Experience Pod is a significant event planned to take place within the entire time period of Expo 2020 Dubai, featuring an array of authentic cuisines from all over the world and welcoming an equally diverse audience.
The establishment of Culinary Experience Pod will consist of an assortment of stations such as featured live cooking stations for guest chefs from participant countries.
To remark Sri Lanka’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai together with the prominence of Sri Lankan cuisine at the Culinary Experience Pod was discussed with Kuruvita by Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama at the meeting held on Thursday, at the ministry,
along with Development Strategies and International Trade Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara, Export Development Board Chairperson Indira Malwatte and officials of the Export Development Board and the private sector representing the Expo Steering Committee.
The minister stated that he is pleased to have Kuruvita taking part in this event since Expo 2020 Dubai is a great opportunity to build the image of the country.
Meanwhile, Kuruwita emphasised that it is important to take the task very seriously at a time Sri Lankan cuisine is identified as the number one trending cuisine in the world.
Further, it was pondered, how Sri Lanka can highlight the unique flavours of Lankan spices by establishing the ‘Sri Lanka Spice’ brand with the Lion logo. This establishment is to be developed further with the ‘Born in Sri Lanka’ concept, where Kuruvita will work together with his exceptional talents with building up the brand along the way.
Sri Lanka’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai is set in a spectacular manner to ensure the strengthening of the country’s trade, tourism and investments. In this regard, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board plays a critical role together with private and state organisations to landmark Sri Lanka’s presence at this global event.