Peter Kuruvita is an award-winning chef and restaurateur, TV presenter, author, culinary tour guide and food & beverage consultant.  

Well known for establishing Sydney’s iconic Flying Fish Restaurant in 2004, Peter’s signature style travelled to Fiji in 2008 where he operated the successful Flying Fish Fiji for over 10 years.  

In 2013, Peter opened Noosa Beach House in partnership with Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort in his hometown, Noosa. Featuring a fine dining restaurant and busy all-day open terrace bar, Peter operated this famous Noosa drawcard for 8 years until 2021. In 2019 the restaurant won the coveted Sunshine Coast Business of the Year award.  

Peter’s next collaboration with Parkridge Noosa created the iconic food precinct Alba Noosa in 2021. The beautifully designed venue became famous for its restaurant, events and state-of-the-art Cooking School featuring Peter’s signature style of fresh quality produce and local seafood, spiced with Sri Lankan and world flavours. The collaboration was finalised in 2024 with an Australian Good Food Guide ‘Chef’s Hat’ and Alba Noosa continuing as an event venue.  

Peter has published 3 cook books:  

“Serendip – My Sri Lankan Kitchen” Featuring the recipes and childhood experiences of cooking with his Grandmother in his ancestral home in Sri Lanka  

“My Feast with Peter Kuruvita” takes food lovers on a culinary journey through the island communities of Asia and the South Pacific.  

‘Lands of the Curry Leaf’ A vegetarian journey through the Subcontinent  

Peter has now presented 5 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”  

“Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen” – Series 1 & 2

Dilmah Australia and Peter Kuruvita  

Hailing from the birthplace of fine Ceylon tea, Peter has worked for many years with Dilmah tea to develop the concept of tea gastronomy. A judge for the Dilmah Global High Tea Challenge and Menu consultant for Dilmah t-Lounges across the globe, Peter is an expert on the nuances of this ancient, revered herb. He has created unique recipes using the delicate flavours of tea as a food ingredient and pairing dishes to the many Dilmah tea varieties.