Harshal Kumar Wins Chef of the Year at Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024

Harshal Kumar, the Cluster Executive Chef for Hurawalhi Island Resort & Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, has won the prestigious Chef of the Year award at the Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024. 

Kumar’s prior achievements include a gold medal in the South American Chef Competition and representing the Chef’s Culinary Forum of WACS. Collaborations with esteemed chefs like Luke Mangan and Dominik Kappelar have further solidified his position in the global culinary scene.

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One notable highlight of Harshal’s career was his tenure with Gordon Ramsay for the pop-up restaurant Bread Street Kitchen at Amilla Fushi Maldives.

Expressing his gratitude for the award, Harshal Kumar remarked, “I am truly honoured and deeply grateful to receive the Chef of the Year award from Hotelier Maldives 2024. This award is a testament to the unwavering support of my team and brings me renewed motivation to embark on new culinary ventures.”

As Executive Chef, Harshal will curate menus for the undersea restaurant in the Maldives and oversee culinary operations at Kudadoo and Hurawalhi. 

The Hotelier Maldives Awards 2024 provided a platform to recognize outstanding individuals across various departments who have showcased excellence, innovation, and dedication in their respective fields. The awards were judged using a combination of public vote and expert panel evaluation, considering performance, achievements, customer feedback, and social responsibility.

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