Conrad Maldives-winners- Hilton South East Asia & India F&B Masters 2016/17

Conrad Maldives announces winners of Hilton South East Asia & India F&B Masters (Hotel) 2016/2017

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has announced the winners of the Hilton South East Asia & India (ISEA) F&B Masters 2016/2017 – Hotel Level competition.

Some 15 food and beverage enthusiasts took part in the competition.

The winners will represent their hotels at the Country Level competition of the Hilton ISEA F&B Masters 2016/2017.

“The Hilton ISEA F&B Masters is one of our many ways to discover, develop and celebrate the extraordinary talent we have in our hotel and I am certain our Hotel Winners will do us proud at the ISEA F&B Masters 2016/2017 – Country Level competition in Colombo,” said Lyle Lewis, General Manager of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

“We are incredibly proud to already have two regional level winners here with us at Conrad Maldives. Head Sommelier Kamal Malik took out the Sommelier Challenge in 2014 and Cellar Master Rakesh Shetty won the Barista Challenge in last year’s competition.”

List of winners:

  • Bar Challenge: Hussain Didi
  • Barista Challenge: Muaz Ibrahim Didi
  • Dessert Challenge: Nishad Pramuditha Batagoda
  • Culinary Challenge: Pradeep Ruwan Bandara
  • Sommelier Challenge: Gasim Ibrahim

“Since its inception in 2014, the Hilton ISEA F&B Masters has given numerous participating team members across Southeast Asia and India the opportunity to develop their skills and creativity in their chosen F&B discipline,” the resort said in a press statement.

According to the resort, contestants can compete in any of their chosen F&B discipline, including, culinary, dessert, bar, barista and sommelier, and be in the running to win exceptional once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The Hilton ISEA F&B Masters consists of three rounds of competition: Hotel Level, Country Level and Regional Finals. The first round of the competition for Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was held earlier this week.

Over 700 team members from 40 hotels across the region participated and created close to 1,200 unique recipes at the Hilton ISEA F&B Masters 2015/2016.

“The winners, through their prized trips to Australia, Japan and Scotland, fuelled by their passion for food and beverage, gained wonderful insights to improve their craft and enjoyed meaningful experiences while rubbing shoulders with maestros,” the resort said.

The Hotel Level winners will each have honour of representing the hotel at the Country Level round of the Hilton ISEA F&B Master 2016/2017, to be held at the Hilton Colombo later this year.

Located in South Ari atoll, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers three different resort experiences spanned across two islands: guests can enjoy the quintessential Maldivian hideaway on tiny Rangali Island while also having access to the facilities of the larger and livelier main island which is linked to it by a 500m bridge. The third resort experience is at the Spa Retreat, an over-water destination spa that operates as a resort-within-a-resort.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was recently awarded The Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel, The Maldives’ leading Water Villa Resort, The Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Resort and The Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort among other notable accolades.

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Consisting of 23 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton Worldwide.