The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Gets New Executive Pastry Chef
Hailed from Michelin-starred restaurant
Luis Frederico Oliveira leads the pastry team in the luxury private island’s kitchens, bringing with him Michelin-star experience.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is pleased to welcome a new executive pastry chef, Luis Frederico Oliveira, who moved from one Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social on Mayfair, London.
Influenced by modern French cuisine, owing to his culinary training and work experience, Luis will focus on creating exciting desserts with a touch of fusion for the luxury resort.
The culinary arts graduate previously worked in Michelin-starred restaurants like B. Violier Restaurant at L’Hôtel de Ville in Switzerland, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Remy on the Disney Cruise Line.
Alexander Blair, general manager at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, said: “We are excited to have a pastry chef of Luis’ calibre lead the pastry team at the resort.
We are proud of the exquisite gastronomic journey that is offered to our guests, and Luis’ Michelin-star background and expertise as a culinary innovator is sure to add to the world-class sophistication of the cuisine served here.”
In his new role, Luis is responsible for the dessert menu development across all restaurants in the luxury private island resort, while managing a full team of pastry chefs.
Luis Frederico Oliveira, executive pastry chef at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, said: “I am thrilled to be part of the talented kitchen experts at this coveted resort and to join the St. Regis family.
“I can’t wait to see my guests experience our carefully-designed desserts. I am constantly experimenting with new flavours for home-made ice-creams, but my true passion is in infusing complex elements so that every dessert becomes a work of art.”
The dessert expert will host dining experiences at the resort, where guests can interact with chefs and learn about what goes into the preparation of each dish. Adding to the efforts of executive chef Ayyoub Salameh, Luis also plans to improve the farm-to-table dining concept by introducing more exotic fruits and spices to the resort’s garden.
For more information, please visit www.stregismaldives.com
About The St. Regis Vommuli Maldives Resort
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, which opened in November 2016, is nestled on a private island in a secluded Maldivian atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from Male by seaplane, guests are transported into a newfound paradise in the Dhaalu Atoll.
The resort draws inspiration from nature itself. Designed by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design (Singapore), the unusual contemporary design of The St. Regis Maldives draws inspiration from the natural setting of the resort. This is represented by the manta ray shaped lagoon villas, a signature bar in the shape of a whale shark, a lobster-inspired spa and a spiral shell shaped library.
There are six distinct dining venues, including an Asian specialty restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant that features a grand staircase, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a pop-up restaurant in the middle of the resort. Additionally, guests can also enjoy the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments. Spa guests can also enjoy a Blue Hole pool, which contains heated seawater with different water jets – a system with proven benefits to the body.
The St. Regis Maldives Resort have received the following awards since opening in November 2016:
Prix Versailles - Continental Special Prize Winner Exterior Hotels Africa and West Asia
World of Fine Wines - World's Best Wine List 2017 - 3 stars
World Travel Awards - Maldives Leading Luxury Island Resort 2017
Indian Ocean's Leading New Luxury Resort 2017
Indian Ocean's Leading Luxury Resort 2017
World Luxury Spa Awards - Best Luxury Boutique Spa Continent Winner
Best Luxury Wellness Spa Regional Winner
Wine Spectator - Restaurant Award Winner - Decanter 2 glass
Haute Grandeur - Best Pool Villa Resort - Indian Ocean
SBID International Design Award - Overall Winner
European Hospitality Awards - International Beach Resort of the Year
World Travel & Spa Awards - World's Leading Luxury New Resort 2017
World's Leading Luxury Island Resort 2017
World's Leading Luxury Resort Design 2017
Maldives' Best Resort Spa 2017
Indian Ocean's Best Resort Spa 2017
World's Best Spa Design 2017