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Dining

Simplicity, freshness and natural textures

Chef Michael McCalman joins Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, with over twenty years of international experience in the culinary industry. He has held various positions at luxurious properties in Australia, Europe and Asia, including several prestigious Shangri-La properties such as the Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong and the Futian Shangri-La in Shenzhen, China.

Chef Michael’s world experience has allowed him to develop an unparalleled passion for gastronomy. He brings creative, international flavours and creations to the Maldives, which are enhanced by his wide knowledge of Asian techniques and tastes.

Before joining Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, Chef Michael worked for various international luxury hotel brands and a five-star resort in the Maldives as executive chef.

Chef Michael’s role at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, encompasses all culinary operations and management, including overseeing the restaurants Fashala, Dr Ali’s and Javvu, and in-villa dining. In addition, he will oversee the resort’s culinary team and tailor in-flight menus for private jet travellers.