Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe,
was the only chef in the world
to have won 9 Gold medals
in individual events
at the Culinary Olympics
held in 2004 and 2006
Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe, or Chef DK as he is popularly known, is the Group Skills Development Chef at Aitken Spence Hotels and Heritance Hotels and Resorts. A world renowned culinary celebrity, Chef DK is the only chef in the world to ever win 9 gold medals in individual events held at two separate Culinary Olympics, once in 2004 and again in 2006.
Having started off as a trainee cook, the Chef admits that he only joined the industry because of the support of his brother. He then spent ten years in Bahrain as a Pastry Chef and joined the Aitken Spence Hotel group after his return to Sri Lanka. As the Group Skills Development Chef he is now responsible for the skill development of all the chefs and cooks in the Aitken Spence Group, with a particular penchant for training cooks and chefs to represent Sri Lanka in culinary art competitions.
A remarkable achiever, Dimuthu has excelled in his capacity and carries many accolades under his belt. Some of the events in which he won at the Culinary Olympics are ‘artistic showpiece’, ‘artistic pastry showpiece’, and the ‘pulled sugar’ event. His many awards and achievements are innumerable and Chef Dimuthu is an irreplaceable member of the Aitken Spence family.