HIH Celebrates After Winning the Culinary Challenge at Hotel Asia 2011

Maldives Promotion House – Hotel Asia is an annual exhibition held at Maldives where one gets to see the best in the field of hospitality – whether it be new products, trends, gadgets, equipments and any other gastronomic procedures, this is the exhibition providing a platform for all food and beverage related products. Hotel Asia was organized in mid July this year.

The exhibition holds Culinary Challenges in various categories which are open to all resorts of the Maldives for participation. Resorts at Maldives are specially known for their luxurious accommodation and the high standards of food and beverage options available for serving to their esteemed guests.

This competition provides a big platform, which is a strong motivation for the entire participant Chefs to create their signature dishes and win accolades for the same. During the competition, they put forward their best creations and proved their versatility. A total of 356 competitors from 38 resorts participated at the recently held Culinary Challenge in Hotel Asia 2011. Hulhulé Island Hotel also showcased the creativity and skill of their Chefs, winning all the coveted top honors of the Culinary Challenges including, Best Culinary Establishment, Most Outstanding Chef, and Top Maldivian Chef.

The final tally of awards for HIH included 8 Trophies, 10 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals, 12 Bronze medals and 7 Merit certificates. It was a momentous evening for the team of HIH, as they emerged winners yet again and proved that they excel in a strong team of Chefs. Mr. Ravi, Executive Chef of HIH said, “These awards have raised the level of competition and I appreciate the relentless efforts of my entire kitchen team”.

This is the third time in recent years that HIH has won the prestigious award ‘Best Culinary Establishment’ at Hotel Asia. “We are proud to be adjudged as the Best Culinary Establishment yet again apart from winning the other top honors. This provides a real insight on the exceptional quality of overall Food & Beverage offer we have for our guests at HIH. Kudos to the entire team,” General Manager of Hulhule Island Hotel, Mr. Utkarsh Faujdar said, appreciating the efforts of his team, committed to the quality and consistency in the field of hospitality.

The panel of judges comprised of a team of prominent Chefs, headed by world renowned Chef Alan Palmer, Chef and member of the World Association of Chefs Society (WACS). “The number of participants is growing each year. We have more chefs participating than exhibitors. This year we had some 350 chefs. We also had some very good Maldivian chefs as well,” Palmer said.

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