Vakkaru Maldives Welcomes New Executive Chef Nishantha Vithanage

Vakkaru Maldives is thrilled to announce 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.

Chef Nishantha will oversee the culinary operations across all six restaurants at Vakkaru Maldives, offering gourmet à la carte experiences, vibrant buffets, and intimate private dining arrangements. He will also manage the resort’s organic farm, curate the wine cellar, and develop innovative culinary concepts across various guest touchpoints.

Before joining Vakkaru Maldives, Chef Nishantha’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 privileged to join the dynamic team at Vakkaru Maldives and uphold the resort’s legacy of culinary excellence,” remarked Chef Nishantha. “I am especially excited about the opportunity to enhance the dining experience 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.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.