Mrs Manel Fernando was the popular cake baker for family and friends and her tasteful and fluffy buttery cakes were a huge hit. Hence in 1985 she started to bake and sell cakes from home on orders. Within months she hired an employee as the orders were flowing through and came up with a name for her cakes; Divine. The word was spreading around Colombo of this lady and her wonderful cakes and soon she took on more staff who she supervised daily to ensure the cakes were made to perfection. Over the years, the name Divine grew synonymous with cakes and the popularity of the cakes soared. All this came to be without any form of advertising, except that of the word of mouth of our customers.Then in 2006 with the help and encouragement of her family, a company was registered under the name of Divine Foods (Pvt) Ltd with the intention of catering and expanding to the growing demand for quality cakes. By this time, the name Divine was a recognised household name in Colombo.
The company headquarters and the main outlet is located at Queens Road in Colpetty and has branches in Borella, Nugegoda, Maharagama, Dehiwela, Wattala, Kelaniya and Kandy. We have now ventured into other areas such as pastry and bakery, local cuisine and also offer catering services. These savoury items are produced in a separate production facility in Colombo 05. The company has approximately 80 employees and has a lot more growth potential locally and overseas. The very first employee that was hired in 1986 is still with the Divine family
Our core business is the production and sale of cakes and desserts through our own outlets, as well as pastry and bakery items. We understand that the strength of our product is maintaining the quality and standard that our customers expect from us. Our motto is never to compromise on the quality of our products and produce freshly baked products without using preservatives or additives.
Simply ask any of our customers.
The product branded as love cake is one of our best sellers. Around 80% of our products in this product is bought and taken overseas by our existing clientele and Sri Lankan expatriates. This is because the cake is unique in taste and unmatched. Our Love cake is mostly taken to the UK, Australia, Canada, US and Singapore. Hence our brand name is known to a good proportion of the Sri Lankan expatriate community living in these countries. Our Divine brand and packaging for the love cake is usually recognised by customs officials in the airports of these countries, giving proof to our testimony.