What you'll do
Upon arrival at the Foundation of Goodness premises in Seenigama, you'll be given a brief introduction. We'd love to take you on a short tour of our empowerment sectors and the story behind it as Sri Lanka's only one of a kind holistic rural model to empower disadvantaged communities! You'll head towards our Sports Academy or the Village Heartbeat Empowerment sector, both of which are closely located to our main premises. Then you'll man the cooking station and learn to cook traditional village rice & curry with me. You have the option to get assistance in preparing dishes if you would like to do so, or you can sit back and enjoy the lessons. At the end of the session, you'll enjoy prepared lunch in a relaxed outdoor setting. A recipe leaflet will be provided, to try it out back home with your loved ones. Duration of the cooking class would be 2-3 hours.
Lunch Menu Dhal Curry Fish, Chicken or Prawn Bringal Moju or Pineapple Okra tempered Mushroom tempered Coconut Sambal or…
Bottle of mineral water 500ml
All cooking equipment including ingredients
I am the in-house Head Chef at the Foundation of Goodness where I teach General Cookery for students at the Women’s Empowerment. Previously, I worked as Chef at Sri Lanka's renowned Galadari Hotel for 10 years. I consider Sri Lankan food to be very healthy and nutritious and I highly recommend you try my mushroom and pineapple recipe! There is no better way to share your holiday; you will have the opportunity to prepare lunch with me in the rural coastal village of Seenigama-Hikkaduwa, support a worthy cause and it would be an unforgettable experience during your vacation in Sri Lanka!
About the organization
Foundation of Goodness
Foundation of Goodness has worked extensively following the 2004 tsunami to develop a holistic approach bridging the gap between the urban and rural sector in Sri Lanka, empowering over 35,000 lives in 200+ villages via 30 sectors in action, monthly, free of cost. Your contribution to “Plates of Goodness” ensures a brighter future for rural individuals and families in the villages we support.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Foundation of Goodness.
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Where you'll be
Seenigama is on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka. Embedded in its history is its survival on the sea and the coral gardens of Sri Lanka. The main occupation of the locals was to harvest the coral to make chunam for construction but after the Tsunami people realized that it was the coral reef that protected them from disasters like this. Today, many people are branching into new areas of work thanks to skills learnt at the Foundation of Goodness.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
Please refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol at the premises.
Plates of Goodness - holistic cooking