Ronando Anievas Ramos

Chef of the Month: Ronando Anievas Ramos

Ronando Anievas Ramos is a Sous Chef of Japanese Cuisine at Le Méridien Maldives Maldives Resort & Spa Growing up in a small town near Manila in the northern part of the Philippines, Ronando didn’t have an interest in the culinary profession. When leaving school, his sole goal was to earn money to help support his […]

David Saria Maldives

Chef of the Month: David Saria

David Saria is the head baker at Niyama Private Islands Maldives David Saria hails from Arusha, a small city in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, East Africa. Growing up in a small family, his mother was always cooking and baking, surrounding David with food from an early age. This ignited a love of cookery that […]

Imran Hassan CDC Events

Behind the Scenes of FHAM with Imran Hassan, MD of CDC Events and Travels

In an exclusive interview with Imran Hassan, Managing Director of CDC Events and Travels Pvt Ltd, Hotelier Maldives gets a behind the scenes look into Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives’ (FHAM) history, operational challenges and what to look forward to at this years exhibition. HM: Tell us a little bit about your background? IH: I […]

Adam Schihab

Chef Adam Schihab Publishes Second Cookbook, The Islander Chef Global

The Islander Chef Global is an illustrated cookbook written by Maldivian Chef, Adam Schihab. The cookbook has over 250 recipes Chef Adam has collected from working around the world. It also features special dishes from ten renowned international chefs. The cookbook was officially launched by the Maldivian ambassador on March 7, 2023 at the Maldivian […]

Chef Mohamed Shujau

Chef of the Month: Mohamed Shujau

Mohamed Shujau is the Chef de Cuisine at Kalhu Odi Maldivian Restaurant at Crossroads Marina Growing up in a large family in Hithadhoo, Addu, Shujau was surrounded by food from an early age. His father would provide fish that his mother and grandmother would prepare or pickle for family meals, events, and gatherings. Disillusioned by […]

Chef Mohamed Mushaf

Chef of the Month: Mohamed Mushaf

Mohamed Mushaf is the Junior Sous Chef at Crossroads Maldives Growing up in Addu City, Feydhoo, Mushaf finished his O’ levels with no clear idea of what he wanted to do, just a knowledge that A’ levels would be a waste of his time, which resulted him drifting around until his mother pushed him into […]

Aishath Layan Riyaz

Chef of the Month: Aishath Layan Riyaz

Aishath Layan Riyaz is a Commis Chef at Cora Cora Maldives, Raa Atoll.  Originally from the capital city of Malé, Layan grew up in a family that took every opportunity to travel, either to local islands during short holidays or internationally for longer holidays, which ignited a love of travel and making new friends. After […]

Development of Emboodoo Lagoon, AIMA Construction’s Landmark Project

For the 100% Maldivian owned and family operated business, AIMA Construction Pvt Ltd, winning the Crossroads Project at Emboodhoo Lagoon was a catalyst for change on an unprecedented scale. AIMA Construction moved mountains in completing the project that grew from one package to three packages, valued at USD 80 million, within a remarkable 16-month timeframe […]

Sushi-zu: New Japanese Restaurant Opens in Male’ City

“Sushi-Zu” teppanyaki and sushi restaurant is the latest edition to the dining scene in Male city and is already making its mark as one of “the” places to dine! Located within Salt Café and Restaurant in the Shinetree Building, Sushi-Zu occupies part of the 6th floor, cleverly hidden behind typical Japanese styled latticed sliding doors […]

Chef of the Month: Enes Malik Bahcivan

Enes Malik Bahcivan is the Sous Chef of The Velaa Bar & Grill restaurant at Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa, Lhaviyani Atoll  Growing up amongst the fertile cherry and apple orchards in Yahyali, southern Turkey, gave Enes a love of the outdoors and appreciation for the taste of fresh products. From a large family, […]

Chef of the Month: Christian Bagasol Mac, Commis I at The Westin Maldives Mirandhoo Resort, Baa Atoll

Growing up in the wet market area of Manila in the Philippines, Mac was surrounded by fresh food from an early age, however he initially wanted an adventurous career such as a pilot or fireman, before being drawn to the culinary profession. A reconnection with an old school friend opened the door to a kitchen […]

Laurent Sung DJI Reynieix, Director of Operations, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Hotelier Maldives: Tell us a bit about yourself and your career Laurent Reynieix: My name is Laurent Sung Dji Reynieix, with origins from France and Korea, I grew up between France, Africa and Singapore, and have worked in different countries from Ivory Coast, Singapore, New Caledonia, Indonesia to Spain, and many others destinations. My love […]