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Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives Wins Gold at the AEC Culinary Challenge 2015

Added: (Thu Sep 17 2015)

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MALE – Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives is proud to announce that its culinary team won the prestigious “Gold Medal” from the recently concluded Asian Economy Countries (AEC) Culinary Challenge 2015 held at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) last September 2-5, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.



Executive Chef Vincent Tan together with Chef Nguyen Truong Luat and Chef Truong Vinh Co representing our Maldives resort, participated in the competition which was themed “Inspire and Create the ASEAN Cuisines of Tomorrow”, organized by the Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd., BES through its Food and Hotel Thailand (FHT) 2015 program, a premium international 5-star food and hospitality trade event in Thailand



AEC Culinary Challenge 2015 was participated by 8 countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives represented Vietnam and turned out to be the competition’s grand winner by preparing, cooking, and presenting cuisines famous from the seven competing nations. Thailand took home silver while Philippines, Cambodia, and Myanmar reaped the bronze award.

“The latest award our team received is another testimony of our dedication and passion to outstanding culinary services we provide our guests and is a reflection of the hotel’s effort in creating Great Hotels Guests Love”, said Vincent Tan, Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives.

Meanwhile, Joseph Della Gatta, the Resort General Manager expressed his delight to the latest feat of the Culinary Team. “It’s my pleasure to be working with these talented people that the company really sees as its core assets. I’m really proud to be part of this award-winning family”, said Joseph.

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives’ Culinary Team are just flexing their muscles as they prepare for another challenge on September 18 – 21, 2015 where they will partake in the Maldives Culinary Challenge 2015.

To try our culinary expertise, you can call us at +960 6640511 or email at reservations.hikandooma@ihg.com. You can also visit our website to find out more details, www.maldives.holidayinnresorts.com. Like us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/holidayinnresortkandoomamaldives and follow us on Twitter - www.twitter.com/HIKandooma.

About Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives

Ladled with cool, contemporary Island design, Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives brings a modern vibe to the Maldives. Slip into island life from the moment you arrive at Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives, with world-class South Male Atoll diving and surfing on your doorstep. Learn to sail on a catamaran trip around the region’s sandbanks or take it easy with alcohol-free cocktails on a sunset cruise. Top off a perfect day with breathtaking sunsets on the deck at The Kitchen restaurant.

About InterContinentals Hotels Group

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.


IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 79 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.


IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 688,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, with more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.


InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.


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