Chef of the Month: Mariyam Risma, Demi Chef de Partie, at W Maldives, North Ari Atoll

Growing up on AA Thoddoo, Risma loved the atmosphere created through food at large community gatherings and dreamt of being able to recreate the ambience when she was older. Leaving school at 16 she worked in local shops and restaurants but felt unfulfilled, so when her brother suggested she apply for the apprenticeship program at […]

Starlit Dining with Two Starred Michelin Chef Nick Brill at Patina Maldives

Patina Maldives treated invited guests to experience the gastronomic delights Two-star Michelin chef Nick Brill had devised to launch the new menu at The Fari Beach Club proving a rare treat for any food lover. With sand underfoot, and stars above, the diners were treated to a sumptuous selection of palette pleasing flavours, textures and […]

FHAM 2022 Concludes Successfully

The final day of FHAM 2022 was marked with a visit from H.E President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who toured the exhibition, taking the time to visit each stand, the competition areas and the culinary exhibition, where he posed for photos with the competitors and members of the CGM and organising team. The event was a […]

Chef of the Month: Abdulla Shareef, Senior Chef De Partie, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

Abdulla Shareef grew up in a small island community, in the island of R. Meedhoo, known for its carpentry and boat building. These trades that required creativity and dexterity provided Shareef with genes that would serve him well. Now a seasoned chef with over 20 years in the industry, Hotelier Maldives spoke with Shareef to […]

FHAM is back!

After a 2-year hiatus, The Food & Hospitality Asia Maldives (FHAM) returns as an eagerly awaited, in-person exhibition and culinary challenge. Hospitality professionals, tourism providers, local and international suppliers have been starved of an accessible place to gather, network, and explore options on supplies and services that have emerged into the market in the wake […]

The Flourishing Coffee Market in Maldives

Coffee is a great way to start a day, and to many people it is an essential part of their daily routine. Surprisingly, prior to 2002, tea was the beverage of choice in the Maldives! Coffee arrived first as Melitta filter coffee, closely followed by LavAzza in 2003, paving the way for a whole new […]

Chef of the Month: Aminath Abdul Rasheed, Chef de Partie at JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa

Originally from Firibaidhoo, (now Funadhoo) in Shaviyani Atoll, Aminath moved to Nilandhoo in Gaafu Alif Atoll (Huvadhoo Atoll) when she was 7. On completing her education Aminath became a primary school teacher, before a recruitment day for a new opening resort nearby, gave her an opportunity in guest services. However, it was not until her […]

Kitchen Hood and Exhaust Degreasing by Arsen

Maldives’ Gastronomy Tourism Discussed at UNWTO Summit

Representatives from nineteen UNWTO member states, affiliate members as well as those from international and regional organisations, gathered in the Maldives last week to participate in the UNWTO Global Summit on Community based Tourism. The events were organised in collaboration with the Maldives government as part of golden jubilee celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary […]

The Burgeoning Coffee Market in Maldives

Coffee is a great way to start a day, and to many people it is an essential part of their daily routine. Surprisingly, prior to 2002, tea was the beverage of choice in the Maldives! Coffee arrived first as Melitta filter coffee, closely followed by LavAzza in 2003, paving the way for a whole new […]

Chef of the Month: Chef Mahmoud Adel, OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI

Sustainable Tourism in Maldives

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