St. Regis Maldives welcomes new Executive Pastry Chef Luis Frederico Oliveira
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has welcomed new Executive Pastry Chef Luis Frederico Oliveira.
Moving to the luxury resort from one Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social in London’s Mayfair, Oliveira will focus on creating exciting desserts with a touch of fusion. He will be responsible for the dessert menu development across all restaurants in the resort, while managing a full team of pastry chefs.
“We are excited to have a pastry chef of Luis’ calibre lead the pastry team at the resort, Alexander Blair, the General Manager at the St. Regis Maldives, was quoted in a statement, as saying.
“We are proud of the exquisite gastronomic journey that is offered to our guests, and Luis’ Michelin-star background and expertise as a culinary innovator is sure to add to the world-class sophistication of the cuisine served here.”
The dessert expert will also host dining experiences at the resort, where guests can interact with chefs and learn about what goes into the preparation of each dish. Adding to the efforts of Executive Chef Ayyoub Salameh, Oliveira also plans to improve the farm-to-table dining concept by introducing more exotic fruits and spices to the resort’s garden.
“I am thrilled to be part of the talented kitchen experts at this coveted resort and to join the St. Regis family,” Oliveira said.
“I can’t wait to see my guests experience our carefully-designed desserts. I am constantly experimenting with new flavours for home-made ice-creams, but my true passion is in infusing complex elements so that every dessert becomes a work of art.”
A culinary arts graduate, Oliveira has previously worked in Michelin-starred restaurants like B. Violier Restaurant at L’Hôtel de Ville in Switzerland, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and Remy on the Disney Cruise Line. He is influenced by modern French cuisine, owing to his culinary training and experience.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is nestled on a private island in the secluded Dhaalu atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from the main Velana International Airport by seaplane, guests are transported to a newfound paradise.
Designed with great respect to its natural surroundings, the resort is surrounded by a large house reef and the island is defined by several distinct ecological areas: lagoon, beach coastal and jungle. At The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, guests have the luxury of staying in one of the 77 island and overwater villas, shrouded in lush tropical flora, each with a private pool.
There are six distinct dining venues, including an Asian specialty restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant that features a grand staircase, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a pop-up restaurant in the middle of the resort.
Additionally, guests can also enjoy the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments. Spa guests can also enjoy a Blue Hole pool, which contains heated seawater with different water jets – a system with proven benefits to the body.