Simplicity, freshness and natural textures

Executive Chef Filippo Abisso.

Chef Filippo 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 Greece, Portugal and Switzerland, including two Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy.

Chef Filippo’s worldwide experience has allowed him to develop an unrivaled passion for gastronomy. He is bringing authentic European flavour to the Maldives that is enhanced by his wide knowledge of Asian influences and tastes.

Before joining Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, Chef Filippo worked at Banyan Tree in the Seychelles, Maldives, and most recently at Banyan Tree Angsana & Laguna Golf Bintan in Indonesia, where he held the title of area executive chef.

Chef Filippo’s role at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, encompasses all culinary operations and management, including 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.