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The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort appoints Fahdrul Abd Malek as Executive Chef

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has announced the appointment of Fahdrul Abd Malek as Executive Chef.

A seasoned culinary professional with a rich background in fine dining, Chef Fahdrul brings a wealth of experience and a passion for creating exceptional gastronomic experiences. A native Malaysian hailing from a family of various culinary artists, Chef Fahdrul developed his love for food and cooking at an early age drawing inspiration from his brothers. His culinary journey in hospitality industry began in 1997 at the New World Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, and over the past two decades, he has become a distinguished Malaysian culinary expert.

Chef Fahdrul’s extensive hospitality career as a chef has allowed him to work, travel and gain experience in countries such as Vietnam and Australia. He has had the privilege of working with renowned luxury hotel groups such as Hilton, Starwood, Mandarin Oriental, and more. His commitment to excellence and innovative culinary skills has earned him recognition in the industry.

Before joining The Westin Maldives, Chef Fahdrul held the prestigious position of Executive Chef at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, where he showcased his culinary prowess and contributed to the resort’s culinary success.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Fahdrul Abd Malek to The Westin Maldives as our Executive Chef,” said Vijay Kumar, General Manager of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort. “Chef Fahdrul’s extensive experience and dedication to culinary excellence align perfectly with The Westin brand’s commitment to providing guests with unforgettable dining experiences including Eat Well concept. We look forward to elevating our culinary offerings under his leadership.”

The Westin’s Eat Well concept is a culinary philosophy designed to prioritise well-being without compromising on taste. Emphasising nutritious, balanced, and flavourful options. Eat Well menus cater to diverse preferences while promoting a holistic approach to dining. From fresh, locally sourced ingredients to thoughtfully crafted dishes, Eat Well reflects Westin’s commitment to nourishing both body and soul during travellers’ stay at Westin hotels.

Chef Fahdrul expressed his enthusiasm for his new role, stating, “I am honoured to join The Westin Maldives and be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering exceptional hospitality. I look forward to bringing my passion for fine dining to the beautiful Maldives, creating memorable culinary experiences for our guests.”

When Fahdrul is not occupied crafting delectable dishes, you will likely find him cherishing precious moments with his wife and three children. Unlike many chefs who prefer to stay away from their own kitchens after a day’s work, Chef Fahdrul takes genuine pleasure in preparing meals for his family at home.

The Westin Maldives is confident that Chef Fahdrul’s appointment will enhance the resort’s culinary offerings and further solidify its reputation as a premier destination for unique dining experiences in the Maldives.

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