Gourmet Galle



In 2018, Nisha Parmar gained culinary acclaim on BBC’s MasterChef UK for her distinctive presentation, family recipes, and Asian-inspired cuisine. Since then, she has translated her lifelong love for homemade food into a thriving career as a Private Chef, food writer, and restaurant consultant. Beyond caring for her two boys, Nisha is a sought-after name in celebrity dining experiences, with A-list clients like Joe Wicks and Ellie Goulding. Her signature dishes have graced prestigious venues and events, including the Unicef Soccer Aid Gala at The Science Museum and a recent appearance at St Paul’s Cathedral for MS Society.

Nisha’s successful Diwali advert for Sainsbury’s highlighted her culinary prowess, while her Instagram page offers cooking tips, travel guides, and glimpses into the culinary delights enjoyed by celebrities. Amid the pandemic, she created over 100 recipe videos to simplify restaurant-quality cooking at home. Look out for Nisha’s debut cookbook, ‘SHARE,’ featuring Asian dinner party dishes, set to release in March 2024.


Dinner at The Merchant


Saturday 3rd

The Merchant nestled in Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site seamlessly blends history and contemporary design. The hotel’s evolution from a Dutch marketplace to a modern haven mirrors Galle’s rich past. Its 14 rooms adorned with deluxe amenities offer views of the Church and Tower while the restaurant, 1710 serves a sensory feast celebrating local flavours with a unique twist.


Masterclass at Galle Fort

Masterclass Kitchen

Sunday 4th

Learn cooking secrets and tips from the masters in their field, as Nisha Parmar guides you through a demonstration of a culinary masterclass. This is held in our masterclass kitchen in the UNESCO Galle Fort, a very intimate event where you meet the chef, can ask questions and taste morsels of delight. Take advantage of this outstanding talent being here in Sri Lanka, and improve your dinner party hosting skills, surprise friends and loved ones – you can become the kitchen goddess or god!