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Kurumba Maldives introduces new Executive Chef

Kurumba Maldives welcomes new Executive Chef Dave Minten to oversee its wide array of food outlets and private dining experience for the guests. With nine different restaurants to choose from, offering cuisine from all over the world including local specialties, Kurumba is a gourmet experience like none other in the Maldives.

Chef Dave Minten brings his wealth of knowledge and experience in creating pure cuisine experience and innovative cuisine from all over the world to Kurumba Maldives.

In his most recent assignment has been the Executive Chef at Shangrila Tanjung Aru Resort 8 Spa, Kota Kinabalu. Dave brings with him over 20 years of experience in food preparation, banquet and a la carte operations for leading hotels, resorts, food preparation and restaurants. Committed to creating a memorable dining experience for all guests, Dave had prepared private dinners for high end clients such as Diana von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin and Sultan of Brunei. Apart from this, he was solely responsible for successfully preparing dinners for huge events such as Automobile flair in Maastrich, Wine dinner BANFl and many more worldwide events that hosted over 800 guests.

His passion to thrive on achieving goals for himself and his team, lead him to win honorable culinary awards such as Glaze Veal "cooking competition" 2003 in Netherlands, COPPA Dl YEREZ cooking competition 2002 , JAN HOGEVEEN trophy cooking competition and award Alliance Gastronomic Neerlandaise.

In addition to bringing in his expertise in creating French and Mediterranean cuisines, guests in Kurumba Maldives will also be able to enjoy his excellent wide range of food knowledge especially in Asian, Western Cuisine and modern fusion.

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