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Michael McCalman, New Executive Chef at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Michael McCalman, New Executive Chef at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

With 22 years of professional experience in the industry, including positions at independent restaurants and five star hotels, McCalman’s arrival is highly anticipated. He has held four positions within the Shangri-La brand previously, notably as Executive Chef for the opening of Shangri-La Futian in Shenzhen, China, and was instrumental in its culinary success. 

Having worked as a professional Chef in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Thailand, The Maldives and the UK, McCalman’s global experience indicates his passion for discovering and working with new cuisines, and using local produce in his culinary creations. His new role at Villingili will allow him to engage this passion and bring his own mark.

Chef McCalman will be responsible for the hotel’s overall culinary direction and production. He will handle food costs, manage guest advocacy and maintain employee commitment. Chef McCalman will also oversee the menus and execution for the private jet terminal at Gan Airport, situated on the neighbouring island. His remit covers the restaurants Javvu, offering world cuisine in scenic settings, Dr Ali, for a memorable culinary journey through the East, and Fashala, featuring fresh seafood and local produce with a Mediterranean influence. He will also be managing the operations for in-villa dining and Dine by Design, offering bespoke gastronomic experience at unique locations around the island. 

Commenting on Chef Michael’s appointment, General Manager, Allwyn Drego said: “We are delighted to welcome Chef Michael to Villingili to continue his journey with Shangri-La.  His wealth of experience along with his intricate understanding of the culinary operations at five-star luxury hotels will benefit the resort and enhance its gastronomic offerings. We look forward to new culinary creations, making island dining even more memorable for our guests.”

香港を拠点とするシャングリ・ラ ホテルズ&リゾーツは現在、100軒以上のホテルを世界で運営し、総客室数41,000以上を有するホテルグループです。シャングリ・ラ ホテルは、5つ星のデラックスホテルで、高範囲にわたる高級施設やサービスを提供しています。シャングリ・ラ ホテルは、オーストラリア、カナダ、中国、フィージー、フランス、インド、インドネシア、日本、マレーシア、モルディブ、モーリシャス、モンゴル、ミャンマー、フィリピン、カタール、シンガポール、スリランカ、オマーン、台湾、タイ、トルコ、アラブ首長国連邦およびイギリスに所在しています。現在当グループは、中国、カンボジア、香港、インドネシア、マレーシアやサウジアラビアでプロジェクトが進行中です。ご予約やご質問等は各旅行代理店、またはwww.shangri-la.com までお問合せください。

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