Reethi Beach Resort in the Baa Atoll, Maldives welcomes Salvatore de Rinaldi, owner of ‘de Rinaldi’ in Naples, Italy and master of teaching at the AVPN – the True Neapolitan Pizza Association.

Salvatore will be staying at the iconic Reethi Beach Resort in Baa Atoll from 23rd November until 5th December 2021. During this time, he will be showcasing the traditional art of making Neapolitan Pizza at the resorts’ restaurant ‘Reethi Grill’.

Salvatore was born in Naples in 1970 and started his career early at the family-run restaurant ‘Ristorante Pizzeria Stella’. This was where he became passionate about the special handling of dough, leading to his avid participation in the AVPN. The AVPN, or True Neapolitan Pizza Association, safeguards the traditions and art of the true Neapolitan Pizza.

He has since taught numerous students of the association and has been a consultant for pizzerias and restaurants across the globe. He has received several awards for his worthy commitment to the AVPN. Furthermore, he is the author of the book ‘When the Kitchen Becomes Poetry’, published in the year 2014.

It is a great honour to have Mr Salvatore de Rinaldi staying with us to showcase his skills and techniques not only to our valued guests, but also to our staff. We are sure that the guests will enjoy this special culinary offering at the resort taking home great memories from the Italian inspiration shared by Salvatore. It is truly an unmissable opportunity.

Denise Schmidt, Resort Manager

Reethi Beach is located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The island is a pioneer in the atoll of sustainable tourism. Moreover, the resort has recently been awarded the Green Globe Certification. The award is a testament to Reethi Beach Resort’s long-term commitments to the environment.

Feature image by Salvatore de Rinaldi via Instagram