Chef Nishantha Vakkaru Maldives

Vakkaru Maldives Welcomes New Executive Chef Nishantha Vithanage

Vakkaru Maldives is thrilled to  announce the appointment of Nishantha Vithanage as its new Executive Chef. Bringing a  wealth of culinary experience and expertise to this leadership role, Chef Nishantha promises to redefine gastronomic journeys throughout the resort. 

Chef Nishantha will oversee the culinary operations across all six restaurants at Vakkaru  Maldives, offering gourmet à la carte experiences, vibrant buffets, and intimate private dining  arrangements. He will also manage the resort’s organic farm, curate the wine cellar, and  develop innovative culinary concepts across various guest touchpoints. 

Before joining Vakkaru Maldives, Chef Nishantha’s career spanned several prestigious  resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, including the Hilton Colombo, Huvafen Fushi  Maldives, Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives, One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives, and Ritz Carlton  Maldives.  

His profound knowledge of menu development, kitchen management, and culinary  innovation seamlessly aligns with Vakkaru Maldives’ dedication to surpassing guest  expectations. He plans to design exciting new dining experiences, emphasizing the use of  fresh, seasonal ingredients and integrating international flavours with a distinct Maldivian  twist. 

“I am privileged to join the dynamic team at Vakkaru Maldives and uphold the resort’s legacy  of culinary excellence,” remarked Chef Nishantha. “I am especially excited about the  opportunity to enhance the dining experience at the resort’s six restaurants and explore the  possibilities of crafting bespoke culinary experiences for our guests. I look forward to  collaborating with the team to create unforgettable food moments for our guests.” 

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