From the exotic shores of Sri Lanka, Kamalika was first introduced to the culinary arts at the tender age of eight through her loving grandmother and mentor. As Kamalika says, ‘This is the kitchen where my passion for food, its unique flavours and a zest for cooking without boundaries really started. I was totally free to explore/create and encouraged to do so. As a teenager I worked in my mum’s busy bakery and restaurant which made me appreciate the social joy food can truly bring to our lives’.
By the age of 18 she had found her true vocation and thus started her culinary adventure.
Once qualified as a chef, she joined several international five-star hotels and worked within different departments honing her craft. Her passion for food has been acknowledged by the numerous awards and citations received by her peers.
She met her husband Dayantha, also a professional chef and the love of her life, her son Dineth.
Together they have journeyed the world until finally settling in Multyfarnham Ireland, the place they now call ‘home’.
‘Starting a cookery school and encouraging others to experience the wonders of the culinary world as I have was the inspiration behind ‘MCS‘, says Kamalika.
‘It’s been hard work but also extremely rewarding‘.
‘MCS’ has twice won the best cookery school of the year Award as voted by the public, which is certainly the ‘icing on the cake’.
Kamalika says, ‘I would like to thank our loyal and satisfied customers -especially the children and the young at heart- without whose support we would not be here’.