Vakarufalhi Island Resort makes its mark in culinary excellence in the Maldives!

Led by Executive Chef Riccardo Rizzoli, a pioneer in the international culinary industry, the culinary team of Vakarufalhi recently bagged 15 awards including Gold, Silver and Bronze as well as Merit awards at two recently held Culinary Challenges; Food & Hotel Asia, and Hotel Asia – Maldives 2014.

The awards included 2 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals, 9 Bronze medals and 4 Merit Awards covering diverse categories such as Wedding Cake Structures, Hot Cooking, Bread and Pastry Display, Pasta Cooking, Carving and Creative Salad.

Commenting on this achievement Bazeer Cassim, Group General Manager of Mount Lavinia Hotel stated, “We are proud of the culinary accomplishment of our team in Vakarufalhi, which showcases their commitment to enhance their skills and talent in the art of culinary. The team, led by Chef Riccardo Rizzoli has proved its worth once again, by winning many awards and being recognized from among the best in Asia’s hospitality industries. This triumph is a testament of what the Mount Lavinia Group stands to offer our guests; an exquisite culinary experience while enjoying the serenity and grandeur of our hotels and resorts.”

The Vakarufalhi Island Resort is among one of the finest deluxe resort in the Ari-Atoll consisting of 50 Beach Villas and 25 Overwater Villas, constructed and tinged with distinctively Maldivian building concepts, and is a surreal getaway where serenity takes over. The Resort is not only known for its idyllic style and comfort but also for it exquisite cuisine.

Vakarufalhi is the sister property of Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka’s iconic colonial heritage hotel. The MLH Group is committed towards providing culinary excellence to its customers along with developing its brand as a premier culinary destination.

The winning Team 2014

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