Peter Kuruvita

Keynote Speaker

Peter Kuruvita began his love affair with food and passion for cooking in the traditional kitchen of his ancestral home in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

After 3 decades as an award-winning chef and restaurateur, Peter has now diversified his career to encompass the roles of TV presenter, author, industry speaker and restaurant consultant.

​After establishing himself as a well-known chef in Australia and cooking around the globe, Peter opened Sydney’s award-winning Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar in 2004, and successfully led the kitchen team as Executive Chef for 8 years. Today his legacy still lives on through its’ creative modern dishes with a strong seafood focus and great reputation.

Based in Noosa

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Peter Kuruvita began his love affair with food and passion for cooking in the traditional kitchen of his ancestral home in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

After 3 decades as an award-winning chef and restaurateur, Peter has now diversified his career to encompass the roles of TV presenter, author, industry speaker and restaurant consultant.

​After establishing himself as a well-known chef in Australia and cooking around the globe, Peter opened Sydney’s award-winning Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar in 2004, and successfully led the kitchen team as Executive Chef for 8 years. Today his legacy still lives on through its’ creative modern dishes with a strong seafood focus and great reputation.

In 2008, Peter replicated this successful model, in partnership with Starwood Hotel group, at Flying Fish at Sheraton Fiji Resort. Located on the beach, ‘Flying Fish Fiji’ features a menu designed by Peter Kuruvita focusing on fresh, local produce and sumptuous seafood, and is now known as the best restaurant in Fiji.

In May 2013, Peter brought his signature style and focus on local seafood to the famous foodie holiday strip, iconic Hastings St, Noosa, Australia. Noosa Beach House,is in partnership with Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.

June 2014 saw an extension of Peter’s Flying Fish brand in the Pacific with the opening of Flying Fish, Tokoriki located at Sheraton Resort and Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji.

Peter is an international food celebrity with his TV series including “ My Sri Lanka” “Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita” “Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen” now airing in Australia, UK ,Asia and Europe.

Peter has also written several cookbooks and is a global ambassador for Dilmah Tea.

Peter hosts culinary tours of Sri Lanka & Mexico for World Expeditions, showing participants the country’s hidden delights and demonstrating local recipes along the way. Peter can also often be found headlining food festivals and premium hotel promotional events around the globe.

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