Taste the Flavors of Village Life
A recipe of empowerment at Seenigama, Hikkaduwa
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The Plates of Goodness initiative that was created to help people not just taste Sri Lankan food but also experience how the meals are cooked, to understand, and learn about the spices and produce that go into making these plates of delicious goodness. Visitors get to man the cooking station and learn to cook traditional village rice & curry, assisted by the women of the Empowerment Centre. This program has helped countless beneficiaries.
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The Foundation of Goodness offers a range of consistent and high-quality courses for our beneficiaries such cake, pastry and bakery courses. Therefore, we aim to be 100% self-sustaining in the future. In order to do so, we have introduced many avenues of Sustainable Income Generation, which not only employ our beneficiaries, but also enables them to test the skills they have learn through our courses.
The Plates of Goodness project is one such initiative where anyone can learn how to cook authentic Sri Lanka food from scratch. Run by the women in the local community this is an immersive experience where anyone can get hands on experience in cooking Sri Lankan food.
The Plates of Goodness Session can accommodate a minimum of 2 to a group of 12 individuals per session. When making your reservation, you'll have the option to choose from an extensive menu of delightful Sri Lankan cuisine. Simply inform us about your dietary requirements and allergies, so we can carefully curate a Sri Lankan menu tailored to your tastes.
On the day of the session, you'll be all set to get hands-on and delve into the world of various Sri Lankan spices and flavor combinations. You'll have the opportunity to cook authentic Sri Lankan dishes using ingredients like jackfruit curries and traditional coconut rotis. From preparation to plating, you'll gain firsthand experience throughout the entire cooking process. Once the cooking is complete, you can relish the fruits of your labor and savor the delicious meals created with the guidance of our experts from the Women's Empowerment Centre.
Sessions are usually held at the OYOB Centre of Excellence in Seenigama Hikkaduwa. We can also set up our pop-up kitchen on the Nature Cruise as well as by the Beach at the Dive for Good Centre which is located a short distance away.
We are always looking for more ways to add value your Plates of Goodness Experience. If you would like us to host a session online for a group of friends back in your home country we are happy to assist you to make it possible.