Peter Kuruvita


After three decades as an award-winning chef and restaurateur, Peter has diversified his career to encompass the roles of TV presenter, author, industry speaker and restaurant consultant.

Peter is well known for his time at Sydney’s iconic Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar which he opened in 2004, and successfully led the kitchen team as Executive Chef for eight years. In 2008, Peter’s love of the Pacific and passion for seafood led to the opening and continued success of Flying Fish at Sheraton Fiji Resort.

Peter’s signature style of fresh quality seafood, stunning ambience and beach-side locations can also be experienced in Australia in his hometown at Noosa Beach House with Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.

Peter’s childhood experiences cooking with his grandmother in the traditional kitchen of his ancestral home in Colombo, Sri Lanka inspired his first cookbook Serendip – My Sri Lankan Kitchen.

His next cookbook My Feast with Peter Kuruvita takes food lovers on a culinary and cultural journey through the island communities of Asia and the South Pacific.

A new project – Subcontinental Vegetarian is due to be published in 2017.

Peter has now presented four TV series produced by The Precinct Studios for SBS Television, which air on many networks worldwide. His shows combine beautiful scenery with sensational local cuisine: My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita, Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita, Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita and Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen.