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Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In a creative masterstroke, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is flying down celebrated restaurateur, Australian Master Chef judge, celebrated chef, television personality and cookbook author of British origin, Marco Pierre White, to Sri Lanka from 18th to 31st January 2016, flown down courtesy of Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan airlines. The 3 Michelin-star winning chef – the youngest to be awarded a Michelin star – will showcase his culinary expertise at various events organized by Cinnamon, where he will engage with personnel from the hospitality trade and socialites in Sri Lanka as well as with select bloggers and freelancers picked from across the world.
Cinnamon is continually generating a buzz around its brand by organizing and hosting stellar international events in Sri Lanka and this is yet another colossal achievement for the contemporary hotel chain. During the celebrity chef’s visit to Sri Lanka, he will curate a themed dinner for the elite of Colombo and Cinnamon will enable guests to interact with him. The celebrity chef will also hold the ultimate ‘master class’ in tandem with Cinnamon to the delight of culinary aficionados.
Marco Pierre White has achieved the rare distinction of being the youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. He trained in London as a chef at Le Gavroche and later at La Tante Claire, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and at Ninety Park Lane. Armed with experience, Marco Pierre White began as an independent chef at the Six Bells public house and, in 1987 started the Harveys restaurant at Wandsworth Common, London. Following this, he moved to work as patron chefs of the restaurant in his name at the former Hyde Park Hotel and at the Oak Room at Le Meridien Piccadilly. During this period, renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Robert Reid trained under him.
He has appeared in many television shows including the Hell’s kitchen in 2007 as the head chef on ITV network. In 2008 the television series The Chopping Block produced by Granada America featured Marco Pierre White as the presenter. He is now more popularly known as the judge for Australian Master Chef. He has also authored many best selling cookbooks.
Head of Brand Marketing at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Dileep Mudadeniya, commented: ”We are delighted to be flying down celebrated chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White and exposing Sri Lanka to this celebrated Chef. Sri Lanka has much to offer in terms of traditional cuisine, and coupled with the biodiversity hotspots, Cinnamon is poised to take him on a delectable tour. We are also proud to have Chef White share his expertise with the rest of the industry by organizing a themed dinner and an exclusive masterclass for industry professionals. We are privileged to partner a reputed global personality such as Marco Pierre White and are confident that he will recommend our hospitality to the rest of the world.”
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has been on a path of innovation when it comes to conducting marketing and promotions of its brand and Sri Lanka as a destination. Besides demonstrating thought leadership through conferences and workshops, it is collaborating with international personalities who are also influencers of trends, to experience the Cinnamon hallmark of hospitality, whilst at the same time, unveiling the beauty of Sri Lanka to these opinion makers. Going forward, Cinnamon will involve media and influencers from India for such events as well.