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 […]

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 […]

Chef of the Month: Ahmed Mazim, Chef de Partie at Four Seasons Landaa Giravaaru

Hotel Asia International Culinary Competition Special Wining accolades in any profession takes practice, time and dedication – ask any top athlete, sportsman, musician, artist etc. Culinary competitions are no different, although the participants are usually practicing in addition to their full-time role. In a Hotel Asia International Culinary Chef of the Month Special, we feature […]