Lily Beach Resort shines at Hotel Asia 2024 Exhibition & International Culinary Challenge

Lily Beach Resort & Spa has announced the incredible accolades won by its very own Chef Nuwan Tharanga Eakanayaka at the recently held Hotel Asia 2024 Exhibition & International Culinary Challenge. This 18th edition of the Exhibition took place in Male’, in May and was hosted at the Dharubaaruge Exhibition Hall, Usfasgandu, and the Maldives National University (MNU).

Chef Nuwan and the Lily team participated in 6 challenges, winning a stunning Top Gold Medal for Hot Cooking Lamb and 5 Bronze Medals in the remaining challenges. Lily Beach has always held its position as a leader in culinary aspects within the industry, especially with the common sentiment in the market about Lily Beach’s cuisine being delectable. As the first and leading all-inclusive resort in the Maldives, Lily Beach has taken pride in being able to lead the industry to new heights. While this year marks the 30-year anniversary of Lily Beach, these awards for the team members and the recognition for the resort proves that the resort has fared tremendously over the past few decades.

With the popular Platinum All-Inclusive plan, Lily Beach has paved the way in terms of setting the bar as an internationally recognised resort for exquisite culinary delights. Sourcing the best and the freshest ingredients from abroad, the management and F&B team always ensures that guests and team are served only the most quality, high-end products during their stay at the resort.

Under the steady guidance of the resort’s Executive Chef Michele Antonio Totaro, the Lily Beach team is hard at work to level up the tastiness and the variety and overall sumptuousness of the culinary delights available at this award-winning all-inclusive haven in the Maldives. He notes, “I believe that every guest deserves the finest ingredients and the most exquisite flavours. Whether crafting a dish à la carte or curating our famous buffet, my passion is to ensure each bite is a celebration of taste and quality. Our culinary team is dedicated to delivering an unforgettable dining experience that transcends borders and delights the senses.”

The Culinary Challenge, renowned for its legacy of nurturing world-class chefs, is endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) and is internationally recognised as a World Chefs Competition, it has always stood out as a major highlight of the event. This year’s esteemed panel included 24 judges from over 15 nations, with Project Director Alan Palmer, a chef with over 50 years of experience and an Honorary Lifetime Member of WACS, among them.

The management and team are proud to congratulate Chef Nuwan for his outstanding achievements and extend heartfelt thanks to all participants and organisers for a successful event.

Lily Beach will be organising spectacular events, including culinary ones, over the next few months. To have a look at these, please visit our website linked here.

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