W Maldives’ chefs win seven medals at FHAM 2017

W Maldives’ team of skilled chefs has won seven medals at the recently concluded Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives (FHAM) International Culinary Challenge.

The annual event, organised by the Chefs Guild of Maldives in association with the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka, enables chefs to demonstrate their skills before a panel of international judges. A total of 67 resorts in the Maldives represented by 564 competitors took part in this year’s edition.

Amongst the W team’s stunning seven awards are:

Gold (one)

  • Live Cooking – Lamb: Sumith Wimalananda, Commis I.

Bronze (six)

  • Live cooking – Seafood: Sumith Wimalananda, Commis I.
  • Live cooking – Duck: Sumith Wimalananda, Commis I.
  • Live cooking – Beef: Gilbert Muthappan, Commis I.
  • Hot appetizer: Gilbert Muthappan, Commis I.
  • Dress the cake: Andhika Agustiani, Commis I.
  • Creative dessert: Andhika Agustiani, Commis I.

W Maldives offers 77 escapes and suites located both ashore and overwater, including 28 Wonderful Beach Oasis, 46 Fabulous Overwater Oasis, three WOW Ocean Escape and one Extreme WOW Ocean Haven (the W brand’s interpretation of the Presidential Suite). Each chic and spacious escape features infinity plunge pool.

There is a mixture of six bars and restaurants at W Maldives. Kitchen, the all-day dining bistro, and Fire, where guests have their choice of four different barbecues, provide menus for everyone’s palate. Swim up to the pool bar Wet and order a light lunch. There is even a dining option on the resort’s private desert island, Gaathafushi, or Fish, the resort’s specialty seafood restaurant set over the water and under the stars. Fifteen Below is the only underground club in the Maldives, with its own resident DJ and a sushi bar Sushi Beat.

Guests can also spoil themselves with a selection of over 125 treatments at the award-winning overwater Away Spa.

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