Canada’s contribution to expanding culinary delights in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 10, 2015 – The High Commission of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service in partnership with Prima Ceylon’s Prima Baking Training Centre is delighted to organize the ‘Canada Prima Bake Masters’, an event aimed at introducing and generating interest in the wonderful variety of high quality Canadian agri-food products. The occasion presents a great opportunity for Sri Lankan culinary experts as well as budding master-chefs to work with Canadian ingredients such as smoked salmon, cranberries and canola oil. The event will also enhance the growing interest in the baking industry as well as raise awareness among the restaurateurs and cooking enthusiasts on the wide array of quality agri-food products from Canada.

The High Commissioner of Canada, Her Excellency Shelley Whiting, stated “having a background in Food Science, and a love for both Canadian and Sri Lankan cuisine, I am excited to launch the ‘Canada Prima Bake Masters’ event”. The High Commissioner further elaborated that “Canada’s food and agriculture products are diverse as its land and people and Canadian quality never fails.  Therefore I am delighted to partner with Prima for this event and showcase some of the finest products that Canada has to offer to Sri Lanka”.

‘Quality is in our nature’ is the branding slogan for Canada’s globally accepted best-quality food products and highlights the ability to meet the upwardly mobile lifestyles of the Sri Lankans who seek the best when it comes to traditional or fusion cuisine.

In addition to the main event, the budding ‘chefs’ from ages 9 – 14, will be able to dab their hands at preparing some simple recipes under the guidance of Prima chefs and trainers. The fun and light spirited event is expected to generate the interest of the next generation of baking enthusiasts, and their parents, while promoting high quality products from Canada.

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is the Canadian government’s network of Trade professionals. In Sri Lanka the TCS engages with the Sri Lankan government and the private sector to promote Canadian goods and services, facilitate innovation and R&D, as well as build networks between the two countries. Canada and the TCS have a long standing partnership with Prima in the agriculture sector, with the bulk of the wheat for flour being sourced from Canada.

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For Further information, media representatives may contact:

Indirani Jayawardena
Political Officer
High Commission of Canada
33A, 5th Lane, Colombo 3
Tel: 522 6232 Ext: 3352,
E-mail: indirani.jayawardena@international.gc.ca