Canareef Triumphs at Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2024

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news from the 18th Hotel Asia Exhibition & International Culinary Challenge Maldives 2024! For the first time ever, Canareef Resort Maldives participated in this prestigious event, marking a significant milestone for our resort and the culinary scene in Addu Atoll.

Our talented culinary team showcased their skill and dedication, bringing home an impressive array of accolades. Against stiff competition, they clinched a total of 5 medals and received several outstanding certificates, cementing Canareef’s reputation for culinary excellence.

Medal Winners:

🥇 Fruit & Vegetable Carving: Ashan Chamika – Gold Medal
🥇 Hot Cooking – Seafood: Ishara Silva – Gold Medal
🥉 Maldivian Dish: Lakshitha Maduranga – Bronze Medal
🥉 Artistic Showpiece: Ashan Chamika – Bronze Medal
🥉 Hot Cooking Lamb: Ishara Silva – Bronze Medal

These remarkable achievements underscore the dedication and passion of our culinary team. Their innovative techniques and creativity have not only brought glory to Canareef but also showcased the rich culinary heritage of the Maldives on a global stage.

In addition to the medals, our team also received several certificates, further validating their outstanding performance. We couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments and the recognition they’ve brought to our resort.

As we celebrate this momentous occasion, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to every member of Team Canareef. Your hard work, talent, and unwavering commitment have truly set a new standard of excellence in the culinary world.

About the Hotel Asia Exhibition & International Culinary Challenge 2024:

The 2024 Hotel Asia Exhibition & International Culinary Challenge concluded with a prestigious award ceremony and business gathering at Crossroads, Maldives. The three-day event celebrated the best in Maldivian and international hospitality, featuring captivating exhibits at Dharubaaruge, Malé, fiercely contested culinary challenges held at Maldives National University, and culminating in a glittering award ceremony.

This annual event, endorsed by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies, is a vital part of the Maldivian tourism industry. It provides a platform for industry professionals to showcase their skills, gain exposure, and connect with others in the hospitality industry, promoting the country’s culinary heritage to the world.

About Canareef Resort Maldives:

Nestled in the breathtaking southern-most atoll of Addu, Canareef offers an unparalleled escape to paradise. Accessible by domestic flight or direct flight to Gan International Airport, our resort boasts turquoise waters, freshwater lakes, and unspoiled nature.

With its own private picnic island and one of the longest beaches in the Maldives, Canareef is a haven for relaxation and adventure. Guests can choose from 271 spacious beach villas, each featuring open-air bathrooms and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Indulge in delectable cuisine at our two restaurants, enjoy personalized in-villa dining experiences, and explore 25 unique dive spots teeming with marine life. From historical sites to protected areas, Canareef offers a diverse range of activities to cater to every traveler’s preferences.

Join us in celebrating our team’s remarkable achievements and experience the excellence of Canareef Resort Maldives.