A holistic rural community development model seeking to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities via 10 empowerment divisions across 400+ villages island-wide reaching over 31,500 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.


Plates of Goodness is an incredible opportunity to learn how to cook a delicious Sri Lankan meal from scratch and contribute towards an amazing cause!
Asiri is the in-house Head Chef at the Foundation of Goodness where he teaches General Cookery for students at the Women’s Enterprise and Empowerment Centre which provides free of charge training to rural women to help them set up their own cottage industries. Previously, Asiri worked as Chef at Sri Lanka’s renowned Galadari Hotel for 10 years.
You will have the opportunity to prepare lunch with Chef Asiri 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!

What we’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.