Baros Maldives Chefs Win Most Medals

Thirteen chefs from Baros Maldives have won the highest total of medals and awards at the  Food and  Hospitality Asia Maldives  (FHAM) International Culinary Challenge and Exhibition 2017  held in the  capital, Male’, in August. The event is held annually for island chefs to demonstrate their skills before a panel of international judges. A total of 67 resorts in the Maldives represented by 564 competitors took
part.

Baros Maldives Chefs ©Baros Maldives (2)
Ibrahim  Nathif  won  two  top  awards,  trophies  for  “Most  Outstanding  Chef  in  Maldives”  and  “Best Maldivian Chef” as well  as five gold medals. Nathif, 32, has worked at Baros for 13 years and currently cooks in the resort’s fine dining Lighthouse Restaurant. As a result of his success he has been selected to represent the Maldives at the Malaysian Culinary Challenge in February 2018.

Chef Ibrahim Nathif ©Baros Maldives (1)
Another top award was won by K. Y. M. Gunasekara who emerged as the “Best Young Chef.” He is 24
and has worked at Baros for three years. The record haul of medals comprises five gold, 12 silver and eight bronzes. The categories in which the
chefs  won  reflect  the  multi-cuisine  choices  presented  in  the  resort’s  three  restaurants,  and  special occasion  dining.  These  included  hot  cooking  of  meat,  seafood  and  poultry,  biriyani,  plated  desserts, breads and pastries, Maldivian dish and wedding cake.
More than 40 chefs work at Baros Maldives in its three gourmet-standard restaurants as well as catering for off-island dining on a sandbank, lagoon deck or local sailboat (dhoni) cruises. Also available is In Villa Meal Service in each of the resort’s 75 elegant overwater and beachside villas.

Baros Maldives Chefs ©Baros Maldives (1)

Baros Maldives is a private bijou tropical island only 25 minutes by resort speedboat from the Maldives International Airport.

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