Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives appoints Eddie Ng as Executive Chef
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives has appointed Chef Eddie Ng as Executive Chef.
Eddie joins the award winning culinary team at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives who recently bagged the coveted titles of “The Best Culinary Establishment” award and “Maldives’ Most Outstanding Chef” at the Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2017 held in Maldives capital Male.
“I am truly excited to be part of the team at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives – working together with a multicultural team catering to discerning guests with the highest of expectations in one of the most sought after destinations in the world is a chef’s dream come true,” Eddie was quoted in a statement issued by the resort, as saying.
Hailing from Singapore, Eddie has spent considerable time across Asia at leading hotels and resorts such as the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore, Hotel InterContinental Dubai, Crowne Plaza Sanya, Crowne Plaza Shenyang Parkview, Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort and most recently at the helm of culinary operations as Executive Chef at the Radisson Blu Chongqing Sha Ping Ba.
With his love of traditional and modern French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese cooking, Eddie has been part of many culinary success stories across the establishments he has been part of. “The Palm Grill” formerly at InterContinental Dubai was voted as one of Dubai’s Top Ten restaurants, “Shrooms by Elite Concept” welcomed members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and he has overseen major events such as the Volkswagen Master Cup in Sanya.
Eddie’s love of cooking developed very early in life as he watched and helped his grandmother who sold Asian noodles and other delicacies. Over the years his culinary influences evolved as he travelled extensively and shared professional kitchens with chefs from around the world.
“My culinary style is a very personalised and simple way of cooking that always allows the ingredients to shine. I love to ‘go local’ and source hero ingredients from the local markets and vendors; my appreciation of fresh and seasonal produce is evident in all my dishes and menus,” Eddie said.
Accessible by a 40-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers 160 villas in four different styles of beach and garden villas, beach houses, family villas and overwater villas. Each villa type at the resort has been designed with cool clean lines with white washed timber providing warm texture to the unshod foot. Large picture windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great blue outdoors.
Amongst the six dining options on the island, fresh local seafood is served at The Kitchen Restaurant, which offers breathtaking sunset views. The newly refurbished Kandooma Cafe features Western and Asian meals and provides indoor and outdoor seating, while the Bokkuraa Coffee Club located next to the sparkling infinity pool offers a selection of coffees along with wood-fired pizza.
Guests can enjoy a work-out at the fitness centre or run on the jogging track around the island. Thai massages and body treatments are available at Kandooma Spa.