Hideaway Beach Resort appoints acclaimed French Chef Sebastien Pinson as Executive Chef

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has appointed acclaimed French Chef Sebastien Pinson as its new Executive Chef.

French-born Sebastien Pinson brings 20 years of culinary experience to the Hideaway team. He has worked in famous hotels and resorts around the world including in Europe, Asia, United States, South America and the Caribbean. During this time, thanks to hard work and passion, Chef Sebastien has received several awards, including a coveted Michelin star.

Since joining Hideaway, Chef Sebastien has wowed and impressed the resort’s guests with his culinary delights. Bringing in fresh ingredients from the resort’s very own garden, Sunset Pool Cafe now has a mouthwatering watermelon and tomato gazpacho, Samsara Restaurant features a new Teppanyaki set menu, whilst Meeru Bar & Grill has seen some extensive re-working of the pizza dough recipe.

“We are pleased to have Chef Sebastien onboard and to lead the team. With him, I am excited to see his exceptional creations for our guests that will delight and amaze their senses during their stay,” Christian Szabo, General Manager of Hideaway Beach Resort, was quoted in a statement, as saying.

As Chef Sebastien takes charge of the four different restaurants and bars at Hideaway, guests can experience an elevated dining experience, and feel how the perfectly coordinated interplay of food, wine, ambience and service can make the meal a memorable evening.

“The world is full of flavours, colours and smells. Each country has its uniqueness, every chef has his little secrets — we should always make the best of it. My team and I are very happy that we can all use our diverse experiences and backgrounds. It always gives our guests the unimaginable culinary experience they seek,” Chef Sebastien said.

In addition to perfecting the already popular culinary offerings at all of the resort’s restaurants, Chef Sebastien will personally delight guests. Lucky guests can watch the master chef cook in one of the restaurants of the resort, as he refines his signature dish according to your individual wishes.

“We always consider our guests to experience the finest dining considering Chef Sebastien’s expertise, we will continue to enhance our culinary delights and do our utmost to cater everyone’s desire,” Michael Wieser, CEO of parent company Lily Hotels & Resorts, said.

Hideaway Beach Resort is located on the crescent-shaped island of Dhonakulhi in the northernmost Haa Alif atoll of the Maldives, 290km from capital Male. Characteristic features are unique quietness, comfort and privacy in a 297,000sqm tropical setting.

A total of 103 spacious villas in 10 categories are situated at a great distance from each other, either amongst evergreen tropical vegetation or above the turquoise blue lagoon. A personal butler is available in almost all villa categories and fulfils all guest wishes. The resort’s culinary diversity is reflected in four restaurants and bars.

With a paradisiacal house reef to be explored directly from the beach, Hideaway Beach Resort is the only hotel in the Maldives with a fully equipped harbour. It also offers the largest rum and whiskey menu in the Maldives, and is home to The Spa at Hideaway Maldives, diving school Meridis Dive & Relax, and a professionally supervised Kids Club.

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