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, in partnership with Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, has a relaxed holiday vibe in the open terrace and bar and evolves into a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar as the day progresses.
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. Set on a beautiful tropical island in the idyllic Mamanuca group, the restaurant, bar and deck overlook the beach and surrounding islands. Peter’s signature style with fresh seafood and local produce has another stunning home.
7.00pm Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita