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World Sushi Champion Chef Pepi Anevski to bring his signature creative flavours to Coco Bodu Hithi this Easter

This Easter, Coco Bodu Hithi resort is set to welcome the award-winning sushi master Chef Pepi Anevski.  He will be enhancing the dining experience at Tsuki, the resort’s Japanese-speciality restaurant, with his  creative sushi and sashimi art on Easter Sunday, 31st March & Monday, 1st April. 

Originally from Macedonia, Chef Pepi won the first ever World Sushi Cup in Tokyo, Japan in 2013 and has  since been renowned as the world’s most creative sushi master. He has specialised in classic Japanese  sushi in Chiba, Japan under the tutelage of Mr Masayoshi Kazato. A certified sushi head chef with more  than 20 years of experience, Chef Pepi holds certifications from the World Sushi Skill Institute and the  All-Japan Sushi Association (AJSA). 

In 2019, he opened Sushi Rebellion in Mälmo, Sweden, with the intention of serving high quality sushi  with a rebellious touch in a casual, urban environment. The restaurant was recently voted as one of the  Top 10 Best Sushi Restaurants in Sweden. 

“What I bring to the table is a solid understanding of cultural differences, a strong track record of  working cross functional, and understanding of the whole value chain from raw product to the  customer’s plate”, says Chef Pepi. 

While his creativity originates from his innate curiosity about combining new flavours and developing  recipes, his humble approach to culture and local products brings an unexpected twist and an elegant  surprise to the tastebuds.  

Speaking about Chef Pepi’s upcoming residency, Coco Bodu Hithi General Manager Alexi Argyris said, “I  believe to have such a talent amongst us would not only be an inspiration to our team but a totally  elevated dining experience for our guests as well. I am excited to welcome such a versatile chef who has  exceled in various styles in his cookery to share a taste of his exquisite food”. 

Since 2012, Coco Bodu Hithi has opened its doors to guest chefs, but Chef Pepi marks the first sushi  maestro to helm the kitchens of Tsuki. He will enchant guests with two extraordinary dinners on 31st March and 1st April. Additionally, he will offer two exclusive experiences, showcasing dishes that blend  the Maldives’ vibrant flavors with traditional Japanese and East Asian elements. Chef Pepi’s visit  promises a sensory delight. To reserve your dream getaway and indulge in culinary brilliance with Chef  Pepi who will be showcasing his culinary genius from 28th March till 3rd April 2024, contact at

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