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Vakkaru Maldives Introduces New Executive Chef: Nishantha Vithanage

Chef Nishantha Vithaange
Vakkaru Maldives announces the appointment of Nishantha Vithanage as its new Executive Chef, bringing a wealth of culinary experience and expertise to this leadership role. Chef Nishantha promises to redefine gastronomic journeys throughout the resort.

In addition to overseeing the culinary operations across all six restaurants at Vakkaru Maldives, Chef Nishantha will also offer a gourmet à la carte experience to guests. Additionally, guests can expect to enjoy vibrant buffets and intimate private dining as well.

Chef Nishantha will also manage the resort’s organic farm, curate the wine cellar, and develop innovative culinary concepts across various guest touchpoints.

Chef Nishantha’s Career & Joining Vakkaru

Prior to joining Vakkaru Maldives, Chef’s career spanned several prestigious resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, including the Hilton Colombo, Huvafen Fushi Maldives, Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives, One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives, and Ritz Carlton Maldives.

His profound knowledge of menu development, kitchen management, and culinary innovation seamlessly aligns with Vakkaru Maldives’ dedication to surpassing guest expectations. He plans to design exciting new dining experiences, emphasizing the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients and integrating international flavours with a distinct Maldivian twist.

I am priviledged to join the dynamic team at Vakkaru Maldives and uphold the resort’s legacy of culinary experience. I am expecially excited about the opportunity to enhance the dining experiences at the resort’s six restaurants and explore the possibilities of crafting bespoke culinary experiences for our guests. I look forward to collaborating with the team to create unforgettable food moments for our guests, says Chef Nishantha.
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  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

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  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
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