BBM Hosts Masterclass with Chef Bruno Menard

Bestbuy Maldives (BBM), a prominent supplier of high-quality food and beverage products in the Maldives, hosted another edition of their popular Masterclass series. Three-starred Michelin chef Bruno Menard shared his exceptional skills and expertise at Kurumba Maldives.

BBM’s Masterclass series is an initiative to promote culinary excellence and bring together professional and aspiring chefs in the Maldives. Working in collaboration with renowned international brands like IREKS and Caffé Vergnano, BBM invites distinguished chefs from resorts to learn from globally recognized culinary masters.

Chef Bruno Menard is a well-respected figure in the culinary world, with an impressive career spanning over 38 years. With 24 years of experience in Asia and 15 years in Europe, Chef Bruno has established a reputation for his innovative and creative cooking techniques. His culinary prowess has been acknowledged with three prestigious Michelin Stars, placing him among the world’s greatest chefs. Adding to his accomplishments, he has also served as a judge on MasterChef Asia.

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During the Masterclass event, Chef Bruno Menard captivated the audience by showcasing the preparation of a delightful full-course meal. The Masterclass was divided into two sessions: the morning session focusing on hot applications (Karan Beef) and the post-lunch session showcasing desserts (Veliche).

“We are thrilled to have hosted Chef Bruno Menard for our Masterclass series. The event was a great success, and we received positive feedback from the participants. We believe that events like these help elevate the culinary industry and local talents in the Maldives, and we look forward to hosting more events in the future,” said AVS Subrahmanyam, Chief Operating Officer of Bestbuy Maldives.

The event was an exclusive affair, limited to invited guests. Over 100 chefs from 30 institutions registered for the event, showing the popularity of the series with practicing and aspiring chefs.

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BBM demonstrated its commitment to supporting local talent by reserving 30% of the seats for Maldivian chefs. Ten seats were reserved for students from the Faculty of Hospitality Studies (FHTS) at Maldives National University (MNU) to provide students with a unique learning experience.

Speaking at the opening of the event, Chef Guild of Maldives Exco Member Aminath Shaanee highlighted Bestbuy Maldives’ support of the Maldivian team of six young chefs who made their debut in the Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Challenge 2023. The Maldivian team won a bronze medal, competing against teams from eight other countries. The young chefs showcased exceptional talent, creativity, and precision, earning well-deserved recognition for their culinary skills. This was the first time the Maldives participated in the prestigious competition held at the Emirates Salon Culinaire in Sharjah, UAE.

BBM’s Masterclass series is highly anticipated within the Maldivian culinary community. It serves as a platform for chefs to enhance their skills, establish valuable connections with industry experts, and draw inspiration from culinary luminaries like Chef Bruno Menard. BBM’s unwavering dedication to quality, innovation, and community outreach continues to elevate the culinary industry in the Maldives and leave a lasting impact.

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