Craft of Kuruvita Sri Lankan-Australian chef talks to FCI about the origins of his passion Kuruvita studied culinary school in Sydney from a very young age and who lived through a range of rich cultures and has childhood memories filled with the collaborative influences of his Austrian mother and Sri Lankan father. Kuruvita has a way with words and has a message for future young chefs: “Set your goals and charge towards them and don’t let anything get in the way.
Also keep your eyes and ears open. If it’s not for you, get out and don’t waste everyone’s time.” Kuruvita’s father taught him about passion, his mother taught him the love of pastries, and his grandmother always cooked by taste and memory, never a recipe.
Kuruvita the list is impressive and includes some of the world's best kitchens; Roux Brothers at the Waterside Inn, Bray, Blue Water Grill with Neil Perry, Barrenjoey House with Michael McMahon, Circular Quay with Tony Bilson and some luxury hotels including, Hayman Island, Four Seasons, Philadelphia, USA, Kapu Kapu Barong Resort, Bali, Lord Howe Island and not to forget the iconic Flying Fish, a restored heritage site set on a finger wharf in Sydney’s Pyrmont since its birth in 2004, and Fiji’s Sheraton Resort.
Kuruvita has now moved on into the world of television presenting including; My Sri Lanka, Lifestyle Food and TV hit series Master Chef and Ambassador and Real High Tea judge for Dilmah tea.