Team Maldives recognised as “Most Promising Talent” at Asian Pastry Cup

Team Maldives has been recognised as the “Most Promising Talent” at the Asian Pastry Cup. Team Maldives was represented at the exhibition by two Maldivian pastry chefs, Chef Aminath Hameed from Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and Chef Ibrahim Fareed from Soneva Fushi Resort alongside Chef Indra Kumar Limbu (Team Coach) from Hulhulé Island Hotel.

The Asian Pastry Cup was held from April 24-25 at the Singapore Expo coinciding with Food & Hotel Asia 2018 (FHA Singapore), where Team Maldives won recognition and an accolade as the “Most Promising Talent” amongst the 12 Countries which competed for the most important Pastry Competition in Asia.

The team, sponsored by leading resort supplier Bestbuy Maldives (BBM) and Maldives Exhibition & Conference Services (MECS) the organisers of the annual Hotel Asia Exhibition & Culinary Challenge in the Maldives and were mentored by Chef Alan Palmer.

The Maldives competed alongside Asian culinary giants Australia, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, China, India, Taiwan, Philippines, Sri Lanka & Syria in an eight-hour-long competition in which they had to prepare and present a chocolate showpiece, a sugar showpiece, 18 plated desserts and 2 chocolate pastries.

Team Maldives was adjudged the Most Promising Talent by a very eminent jury comprising the likes of Gabriel Paillasson – M.O.F – President D’honneur – World Pastry Cup; Philippe Rigollot – M.O.F & World Champion – International President – World Pastry Cup; and Jean-Francois Arnaud – M.O.F – Asia President World Pastry Cup.

“Congratulations to our Chefs who recently participated in the Asian Pastry Cup 2018 and were named the Most Promising Talent after competing with over 12 countries. We are delighted regarding this achievement and will keep on supporting the promising Maldivian Culinary Industry,” says Mohamed Mazloom, Director/CEO of BBM, commenting on Team Maldives’ performance.

Commenting on this, Husnie Rauf, General Manager of MECS, says: “We are extremely proud to be in partnership with BBM to allow the talented chefs in the Maldives to participate in the Asian Pastry Cup 2018. It truly was a delight to witness our Chefs receive the ‘Most Promising Talent’ at such a renowned competition.”

Bestbuy Maldives (BBM), a leading Maldivian conglomerate heading resort supplies in the archipelago together with Maldives Exhibition and Conference Services (MECS), the organisers of Hotel Asia Exhibition & International Culinary Challenge believe in invigorating the skills of the Local Chefs in the Maldives and has taken this initiative to Sponsor the Team to the Asian Pastry Cup for the very first time. MECS and BBM also sponsored Chefs to various other competitions in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong in the past.

BBM & MECS also takes very keen interest to impart knowledge, skills and latest techniques to the Chefs in the Island Nation and has conducted a series of Masterclass Workshops by the topmost figures in the Culinary World such as award-winning Michelin Star Chefs, Bocuse d’Or Winners, Culinary Olympic Champions and Professors in Gastronomy to name a few.Watch the highlights of Team Maldives at the Asian Pastry Cup 2018 here: