Nimal Shantha, the Assistant Manager Taprobane Restaurant of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel was recently conferred the prestigious honour of Employee of the Year 2010/2011. The test was a truly stringent one with all parameters of service tested, with the managers of the respective departments of the hotel having to nominate names of employees in the presence of the General Manager from which the final pick was made.
It comes as no surprise that this accolade should be bestowed on Nimal Shantha when one considers his excellent track record. He counts 20 years in the hospitality trade and works at the Tabrobane which is one of the busiest restaurants. He has promoted Party Packages at the Taprobane and made it one of the best deals in town and contributed towards increasing sales. Taprobane parties have become an annual looked forward to event for many families with the wider diaspora of friends and relatives joining in.
The Taprobane is one of the finest 24 hour dining restaurants in town and the cornerstone of its success is excellent team work. The Captain, Dhammika Liyanage, Assistant Manager Nimal Shantha, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager Travis Casather and the General Manager Rohan Carr are admirable, winsome personalities with friendly smiles and polite manners. They have excellent rapport with customers and look after even the minutest detail and do not hesitate to go the extra mile to help patrons of the hotel. Any request of a customer is handled expeditiously with meticulous attention paid to detail. There is no doubt that employees of this caliber will take the Cinnamon Grand to higher echelons of glory and give customers the finest cuisine.