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Sun Siyam Vilu Reef Maldives Triumphs at The Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2024!

Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, announces the remarkable achievements of its culinary and service team members at the prestigious Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2024. The organizers held the culinary challenge from the 13th to 15th May. Competing against top talents from the region, the team demonstrated exceptional skill and creativity. With this, the team from Sun Siyam Vilu Reef brought home a host of medals across various categories.

The organizers of the Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge are renowned for showcasing the finest culinary talents. This year was no exception when it came to the skills that were showcased. Sun Siyam Vilu Reef members excelled in both food production and beverage service, reflecting the high standards and innovative spirit of Sun Siyam Vilu Reef.

Medal Winners:

Category Food Productions:

  • Live Cooking Beef Category: Demi Chef Ahsani – Silver Medal
  • Live Cooking Seafood Category: Commis I Pritham – Silver Medal (Regional 2nd Runners-up)
  • Live Cooking Chicken Category: Demi Chef Manoj – Bronze Medal
  • Live Carving Category: Demi Chef Dinush – Merit Certificate
  • Show Artistic Category: Kitchen Artist Dinush – Merit Certificate

Category Food and Beverage Service:

  • Iced Tea Challenge Category: Outlet Supervisor Puran Chalis – Silver Medal (Regional 2nd Runners-up)
  • Mocktail Category: Bartender Pathum Udayanga – Bronze Medal
  • Creative Beverage Category: Bartender Ashrof Khan – Silver Medal

The Sun Siyam Vilu Reef chefs showcased their culinary prowess in live cooking competitions, earning accolades for their exquisite beef, seafood, and chicken dishes. Ahsani’s silver medal in the beef category and Pritham’s silver in the seafood category, along with being the regional 2nd runners-up, highlight their exceptional talent. Manoj’s bronze in the chicken category further underscores the culinary excellence at Sun Siyam Vilu Reef.

The judges recognized Dinush’s talent with merit certificates in both live carvings and show artistic categories, demonstrating his creativity and skill in food presentation.

We are incredibly proud of our team’s outstanding performance at the Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2024. These awards are a testament to their hard work, dedication, and passion for culinary excellence. Sun Siyam Vilu Reef is committed to providing exceptional dining experiences, and these achievements reinforce our position as a leader in the hospitality industry, said Thoha Yoosuf, Resort Manager of Sun Siyam Vilu Reef.

The beverage team shone brightly as well, with Puran Chalis winning a silver medal in the iced tea challenge and securing the regional 2nd runners-up position. Pathum Udayanga’s innovative mocktails earned him a bronze medal, while Ashrof Khan’s creative beverage skills were awarded a silver medal.

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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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