Fantasy Maldives hosts first dedicated trade event with world-renowned Master Chefs

Fantasy Pvt Ltd, the leading wholesale and retail supplier of high-end food products in Maldives, has hosted its first ever dedicated trade event, bringing in some of the most celebrated chefs in the world for epic culinary demonstrations.

Organised jointly by Fantasy and its Australian partner Sepia International, the “2019 Fantasy and Sepia Trade Days” took place from July 15-17 at Kurumba Maldives. It was inaugurated by tourism minister Ali Waheed.

“We are delighted to host a dedicated event for our products for the first time. An exclusive event of this nature allows us to give more prominence to our products and to better connect with our existing and potential customers. We are thrilled by the great turnout and response received from the attendees,” Ibrahim Rasheed, the owner of Fantasy, told Maldives Insider during the event.

“We are always on the look out for innovative ways to maintain our position as the market leader in the distribution of high-end food products to resorts. This event is one of those initiatives undertaken by our team and we hope this will become one of the most prestigious events in the Maldivian culinary scene.”

During the three-day event, chefs, purchasing managers and other officials from hotels and resorts in the Maldives had the opportunity to explore the wide variety of food products distributed by Fantasy. The products on display included some of the most well-known brands amongst chefs around the world such as Elle & Vire, Rougié, Callebaut, Valrhona, Komplet, Stagioni, Pidy and more.

The Fantasy and Sepia Trade Days also brought in the biggest collection of the world’s best Master Chefs to the Maldives. Attendees had the unique chance to meet and learn from some of the world’s best Master Chefs in a daily schedule of tastings, demonstrations and Master Classes.

  • Master Chef Fabrice Prochasson: MOF (1996), President of the Académie Culinaire de France
  • Master Pastry Chef Angelo Musa: MOF (2007), World Pastry Champion (2003) and Best Craftsman of France
  • Master Chef Ludovic Chesnay: Pastry instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute and Culinary Adviser at Elle & Vire International
  • Master Chef Pascal Rio has 33 years of experiences under his belt in French Pastry and Gastronomy. He has conducted professional pastry classes in 22 countries and is a well sought after consultant.

“It’s good to be back in the Maldives. I was here 20 years back for my vacation and it’s good to come back here in my professional capacity. So much has changed over the years and I’m happy to see tourism flourishing and Maldivians being involved in the industry,” Chef Angelo Muso said.

“The event was well-organised and well-received. I hope to see more events of this nature in the Maldives.”

Established in 1988 by Ibrahim Rasheed, Fantasy has become synonymous with quality and has been serving the Maldivian hospitality industry for the past 30 years with a well-managed and professional team. Today, Fantasy supplies to nearly all the high-end tourist resorts in the Maldives such as Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, One&Only Reethi Rah, Anantara Maldives, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, Soneva and W Maldives amongst others.

The company takes pride in being the trusted leader in the market, sourcing the very best food products from across the globe and supplying them to its customers in the finest condition. Its distribution network is supported with cold storages, warehouses and a fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles — another first in the Maldives.

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