Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa has appointed Asaf Tasdan as Executive Chef. He will oversee all F&B outlets at the resort, including its newly refurbished Riviera Tapas & Bar.
Chef Tasdan has worked at luxury properties throughout the Middle East, including the prestigious The Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel and most recently at the JW Marriott Doha.
He is passionate about sustainability and is keen to use the produce grown on the island for use in his dishes.
“I am delighted to join the team at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, it is a stunning location and has a fantastic range of dining options for guests. I share their vision of sustainability, it is fantastic on an island setting to be able to access such a wonderful array of produce and I cannot wait to start incorporating these into my dishes,” he said.
Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is committed to sustainability, self-sufficiency, and the resort features ‘The Greenhouse’, which is a semi-automated hydroponic system that produces fresh leafy vegetables for resort guests and consumption on neighbouring islands. The 480 m² greenhouse uses a range of state-of-the-art technologies, including an automated irrigation system that captures and recycles rainwater.