MALE: Summer Island Maldives resort’s Advisory Executive Chef, ‘Jack’ Tiang Toh Huat, has been declared one of the world’s Top 50 ‘Outstanding Chefs’, in a prestigious awards ceremony held last week in Shanghai, China.
Summer Island Maldives also received an award for ‘Outstanding Dining Venue’ at the 2016 Global Gourmet Chef par Excellence World Culinaire Competition awards ceremony.
The double award places Summer Island Maldives, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment, among the Maldives very best resorts for food and beverage.
The prize ceremony, organised by the Global Gourmet culinary magazine, followed a competition in which chefs from around the world were invited to cook a four-course meal, which was then judged by an expert panel that included the Michelin 3-star celebrity chefs Da Dong and Umberto Bombana.
Chef Jack submitted a menu based on fresh ingredients found on Summer Island Maldives, such as coconuts and passion fruits, and from the surrounding sea.
Commenting on his award, Chef Jack said:
“I wanted to submit a menu that would highlight the elements of the Maldives – the sand, the sea and the natural vegetation. To represent sand, for example, we made a dessert that used fresh, grated coconut and brown sugar, to look like the beach. We also used fresh tuna in the menu because the Maldives is famous for its tuna.”
Summer Island Maldives’ Resort Manager Mariya Shareef said:
“We are delighted that Chef Jack and Summer Island Maldives won these awards, which demonstrate the dedication, professionalism and excellence of Chef Jack and his team. Summer Island Maldives is now recognized as one of the Maldives’ top culinary destinations.”
Summer Island Maldives prides itself on offering guests an authentically Maldivian, barefoot slice of paradise at an affordable price.
One of the Maldives’ first resorts, and wholly Maldivian owned, Summer Island Maldives recently underwent a complete re- development. The resort now boasts fresh and zesty rooms, a spa, international restaurants, a rustic beach bar, a dive center and water sports center.
Summer Island Maldives retains the family-friendly, natural atmosphere that has made it such a popular destination. Summer Island Maldives offers an all-inclusive holiday, with a variety of rooms, at 4 star prices.