Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Bagged The Coveted Title Of Overall Champions Of Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2017
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives bagged the coveted titles of overall champions with “The Best Culinary Establishment award – the Alan Palmer Challenge Trophy” and “Maldives’ Most Outstanding Chef” at the recently concluded “Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2017” held in Male, Maldives.
Led by Executive Chef, Vincent Tan, chefs of Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives has won 8 Gold Medals 7 Silver Medals and 12 Bronze Medals among them.
The victory includes Chef Truong Vinh Co’s individual performance of 4 gold medals and 2 bronze medals landed him the title of “Maldives’ Most Outstanding Chef”. A further 4 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 10 bronze medals across various culinary disciplines such as “Hot Pasta”, “Cold Pasta”, “Creative Asian”, “Tapas”, “Dessert Displays” along with the traditional disciplines in “Poultry”, “Beef”, “Lamb” and “Seafood”.
In an announcement released by the resort Joseph Della Gatta, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives said “The culinary arts challenge at this year’s edition of Hotel Asia’s Exhibition has been the perfect platform for our chefs to showcase and further develop their skills in cooking. “
“The participants demonstrated a high level of expertise, reflecting the quality of cuisine experienced by all our guests at the restaurants in Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. I wish to congratulate all the participating chefs and I am proud of their outstanding efforts.” General Manager said.
The Hotel Asia Exhibition & Culinary Challenge, held annually in Male is the country’s largest annual exhibition held for the hospitality, catering and food industries.
More than 600 entries from 70 resorts in the Maldives competed in a series of live culinary competitions across 20 categories judged by a panel of 18 distinguished international judges from the World Association of Chefs’ Societies.
About Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives: Located in the South Male atoll, a mere 40 minutes by speedboat, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is a 32 acre property housing 160 contemporary, comfortable and chic beach and over water villas. The Kandooma Kids Club – one of the larger children’s facilities in the Maldives with an outdoor splash pool and daily activities coupled with the “Kids Stay & Eat Free” program makes this the perfect retreat for family travelers.
The Kandooma Spa by COMO Shambala, the proximity to world class diving and surf spots guided by the onsite PADI 5 star diver center and surf school and “The Marquee” - a fully-fledged indoor event space catering up to 180 attendees mean that there is something for everyone here at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.