Events and Activities

Enriching the future of Hospitality through the Home Economics Workshop held at The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management @ SLIIT

The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM) @ SLIIT held the monthly Home Economics Workshop on the 24th of February 2016 at the Academy in Malabe, where the following schools were invited for the workshop;

  1. Dunagaha Ranasinghe M.V Minuwangoda
  2. Sri Rathnasara M.V Minuwangoda
  3. Dudliy Senanayake M.V Minuwangoda
  4. Khairiya Muslim Girls College Colombo
  5. Anula Vidyalaya Nugegoda
  6. Clifton Balika Maha Vidyalaya Colombo
  7. Royal College Colombo
  8. St. Paul’s Girls School Milagiriya
  9. Godigamuwa M.V Akaragama
  10. Ananda Balika Vidyalaya Kotte

This is a CSR initiative for over one hundred students from Schools in Colombo and Minuwangoda; and was a programme to create awareness on further studies and career pathways in the industries of Foods, Hospitality, Tourism and Events.
Over the past year we at CAHM have identified this as a great opportunity to ensure that the light of hospitality reaches a greater audience. Given that, to date we have had over 1000 students at our campus, CAHM @ SLIIT, Malabe attending these workshops.
The lecturers at the Academy covered areas such as culinary skills, identifying ingredients, introducing kitchen tools, basics on setting a table, grooming standards, etiquette, industry challenges, future plans to increase tourism and development of the overall industry and more topics related to Hospitality.
The career paths of Foods, Hospitality, Tourism, and Events require individuals with a “passion” for the industry. Since there are many job opportunities in this industry, the children were very interested in the wonders hospitality could offer and will surely contribute as they find their passion and a successful career path.
CAHM is able to create a pathway for a successful future. Contact us on +94 11 240 7780 or mail us on info@cahm.lk

 

Spreading the warmth of Hospitality at CAHM @ SLLIT – Home Economics Workshop for schools

The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM) @ SLIIT held the monthly Home Economics Workshop on the 3rd of November 2015 at the Academy in Malabe, where the following schools were invited for the workshop;

  1. Sujatha Vidyalaya Matara
  2. Rahula College Matara
  3. Sri Sudharshana Vidyalaya Battaramulla
  4. Anura Vidyalaya Matara
  5. Shariputra Maha Vidyalaya Matara
  6. Thalpawila Maha Vidyalaya Devinuwara
  7. Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya
  8. Polwatumodara Maha Vidyalaya Matara
  9. Kamburugamuwa Maha Vidyalaya Matara
  10. Hiththatiya Dharmaraja Maha Vidyalaya Matara
  11. Pamburana Shariputhra Vidyalaya Matara
  12. St. Thomas Matara
  13. Matara Central College
  14. Maharagama Buwanekaba Maha Vidyalaya
  15. Maharagama Central College

This session was for over hundred students from schools from different parts of the country and is a CSR imitative in order to educate students on Foods, Hospitality, Tourism and Events.
Over the past year we at CAHM have identified this as a great opportunity to ensure that the light of hospitality reaches a greater audience. Given that, to date we have had over 1000 students at our campus CAHM @ SLIIT, Malabe attending these workshops.
The lecturers at the academy covered areas such as industry challenges, future plans to increase tourism and development of the overall industry, health and safety, food and beverage and culinary arts. The lecturers emphasized on the fact that, “passion” for the industry is what drives the interest from within. Since there are many job opportunities in this industry the children were very interested in the wonders hospitality could offer and will surely contribute as they find their passion and a successful career path.
CAHM is able to create a pathway for a successful future contact us on +94 11 240 7780 or mail us on info@cahm.lk

 

Omani Students of the Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management help locals in need

Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management enriches lives of 400(+) students’, local and international. Based in the SLIIT campus in Malabe, the Academy provides a 100% Australian Qualification through the partnership of William Angliss Institute Melbourne. Together the partnership has successfully ensured to produce “job ready” students to the industry of Foods, Hospitality, Tourism and Events.
The Academy has a close relationship with Oman as there is a partnership with the “Renaissance Services Group, Oman” where a group of 10 to 15 students are sent to CAHM every year to acquire the qualification, and follow through the stages of Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management and graduate in Sri Lanka after the two year course.
In order to make Sri Lanka a “Home away from Home” experience, The Renaissance Services Group ensures that the students live in comfortable apartments, with all facilities sponsored and provided for by the company itself.
Due to the recent floods that devastated many families, the Renaissance Group extended a helping hand by providing Shakya Raja Viharaya – A Buddhist temple in close proximity to their apartment complex with single beds, cupboards, mattresses, pillows, blankets, clothes and stationery items as the students completed their years of study in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Steven Bradie-Miles, CEO of The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management would like to take this opportunity to thank the Renaissance Services Group, Oman for this kind gesture and their generosity in relieving some stress and burden in the local community.
Please visit our website www.cahm.lk if you require any information about our Academy.

“CAHM Ekka Avurudu” – Sinhalese and Tamil New Year Festival at the Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management @ SLIIT

The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management celebrated Sri Lankan cultural values by getting students of the Academy involved in organizing the New Year Festival in the month of April back in 2015. The staff and students organized the games, food and the other cultural rituals accordingly and created a colourful day in sarongs, sarees and other costumes. The artwork, decorations and food were organized by the students themselves. To celebrate Avurudu in 2016, CAHM has organized a festival on the 8th of April at the campus itself. It is sure to be a successful event as the students of the Academy are talented, and has the continuous support of their lecturers and the CEO – Mr. Steven Bradie-Miles.
CAHM encourages these activities as a part of the curriculum in order to enhance team spirit, and to help students understand leadership values and other traits of being a part of the Hospitality, Tourism, Foods or Events industry. Organizing such events and giving these students experience in working under pressure to achieve their goals and said tasks will produce “Career Ready” graduates. At the Academy, we believe in incorporating the “fun” element, to make their campus life interesting and enjoyable.
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The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management @ SLIIT Celebrates the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year 2016

As a part of the William Angliss Institute (WAI), Australia curriculum followed at the Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM), the students are encouraged to organize events in order to build team spirit, understand leadership values and other traits of being a part of the Hospitality, Tourism, Foods and Events Industries.
Along with WAI, Melbourne, CAHM is in partnership with SLIIT, Malabe; which is also the location of the Academy. The space and capacity available in the campus provides students with facilities to make the best out of their time at CAHM.
The students of CAHM collaborated their talent, creativity and skills and put together the most colourful event of the year, “CAHM Ekka Avurudu”. This event was held on the 8th of April and was a full day of fun, food and celebrations.
“CAHM Ekka Avurudu” commenced with the traditional lighting of the oil lamp, by Mr. Errol Weerasinghe – Chairman of CAHM, Prof. Lalith Gamage – Managing Director and CEO of SLIIT, Mr. Sharad Sri Dharan – Director of CAHM and Mr. Steven Bradie-Miles – CEO of CAHM who graced the occasion.
The food table was laid with milk rice, curry and Sri Lankan sweet meats prepared by the students themselves with the supervision of Chef Kapila Jayanetti and Chef Samantha Surene. The rest of the event took place with traditional Avurudu games such as; pillow fighting, feeding yoghurt, egg passing, sack race, eating buns, placing the eye on the Elephant and the famous “Avurudu Kumaraya and Kumari” contest.
The students were guided by lecturers, Mr. Kasun Abeynayaka, Mr. Dimuth Rubesinghe and Ms. Michelle De Silva in organizing the above games and the overall event.
Organizing such events and giving these students experience in working under pressure to achieve their goals and said tasks will produce “Career Ready” graduates. At the Academy, incorporating the “fun” element while being a part of tradition is diligently adhered to in order to make a student’s campus life interesting and enjoyable.
CAHM would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors who contributed generously towards this event and supporting the Academy throughout the years.
In order to be a part of the CAHM family enrol NOW for the June intake and find out more about the Academy by logging on to www.cahm.lk , or send an e-mail to info@cahm.lk or call on 0112407780-2.

 

CAHM @ SLIIT put Sri Lanka on the map at the Young Chef Olympiad Competition 2016

To compete against 66 countries, the Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM) had the privilege of representing Sri Lanka at the Young Chef Olympiad Competition 2016. Weenu Braun, a current student at the Academy took part in the competition as he visited Kolkata, India, and won the 13th position.
This was the second Young Chef Olympiad competition that was organised in India by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM). Culinary expertise was showcased during the 4 day cook-off as the countries battled each other. 67 Top Student Chefs, 67 Culinary Schools and 67 Countries; where the United Arab Emirates acquired the 1st place position with 80.9 points, Sri Lanka had a total of 71.2 points!
CAHM was invited to be a part of this competition after many surveys and research done by the organizers, as the Academy met their criteria in being of international standard in order to compete against well recognised culinary schools from around the world. This Competition was the brainchild of the owner of IIHM Dr. Suborno Bose, Prof. David Foskett and Chef Shaun Kenworthy and saw it all come to life in 2015. In 2015, CAHM represented Sri Lanka for the first time with our now Alumni Harsha Alahakoon, who was guided by our senior chef and the Brand Ambassador for Knorr, Chef Kapila Jayanetti.
In order to send the best culinary student to represent CAHM at the Young Chef Olympiad 2016, the Academy held an internal culinary competition where Weenu Braun won first place and also the opportunity to be the only student to represent not only the Academy but Sri Lanka.
In preparation for the main competition, Weenu had to practice every week along with Chef Surene, a teacher at CAHM who mentored him through this journey. Practicing to make 2 portions of main course dish in 90 mins whilst ensuring that he kept pre-planning, documenting and maintaining hygiene standards which was a challenging task.
With the support from his teachers and the CEO, Mr. Steven Bradie-Miles, Weenu has literally gone places and put Sri Lanka on the map! When we asked Weenu what his experience was like, he had this to say – “I learnt so much, everything I did on that day was all thanks to Chef Kapila and Chef Surene as I followed everything they said to the dot. The atmosphere was great and it was a good opportunity to mingle with so many equal minded contestants who were very friendly. This helped me capitalize on my strengths and to continue to be a team player. A special thank you to Mr. Surene for keeping me calm and helping me build my confidence”.
Chef Kapila Jayanetti shared some of his thoughts as well – “The dream continues until I bring the main Young Chef Olympiad trophy to Sri Lanka. At the moment, we are doing only fundamentals and to compete with many culinary schools, we need to keep at it! A special thank you to Mr. Errol Weerainghe – our Chairman, Mr. Steven Bradie-Miles – Our CEO and the Management as even for me, personally, this was a great opportunity and a great experience”.
CAHM would like to take this opportunity to thank Chef Buddhika Samarasekera, Executive Chef of Waters Edge for his guidance, and would also like to thank and acknowledge Chef Saman Wijeratne and Unilever Sri Lanka Limited – Knorr, for supporting Culinary Excellence through their sponsorship.
The Academy solely believes in encouraging and helping students achieve their ambitions and be successful individuals who will contribute to the economy of Sri Lanka and worldwide.
CAHM is on a hunt for the next student who will follow Weenu’s path of success and represent Sri Lanka next year at the Young Chef Olympiad Competition 2017. CAHM is in partnership with SLIIT and follows the William Angliss Institute, Australia curriculum. William Angliss is the specialist centre for Hospitality, Tourism, Foods and Events. Be a part of the CAHM family! Contact us now for inquiries on courses and intakes and grab the opportunity of being under the lime light as we give you the chance to shine in a career path in an exciting and rewarding industry. Call us now – 2407780 or mail us on info@cahm.lk and check us out on our website www.cahm.lk .

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