The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands has collaborated with best-selling food writer and international TV presenter Rachel Khoo to present an immersive gastronomic experience.
From 29 to 31 October, Rachel Khoo will headline Ritz-Carlton’s Master of Crafts and Craftsmanship Calendar this year. She will host a series of bespoke guest experiences featuring an exquisite choux pastry masterclass for adults and children, a delectable breakfast grazing table, ‘Guest Judge,’ a bake-off amongst guests, visit a Maldivian farmer’s market and thereafter collaborate on a Maldivian Cooking Class with the resort’s award-winning culinary team.
Rachel Khoo brings a global wealth of knowledge with a unique perspective and approach to food, developing innovative recipes, a highly developed palate and an original outlook toward all she creates. Known for her colourful flair, Rachel Khoo’s special appearances on the world stage and into the kitchens and living rooms of home cooks internationally through 15 TV shows, include BBC2s Remarkable Places to Eat, her famed TV series The Little Paris Kitchen, BBC Worldwide’s Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook series, Discovery Network UKs Rachel Khoo’s Chocolate, Food Network’s Rachel Khoo’s Simple Pleasures and Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen – the TV show counterpart to her best-selling cookbook, The Little Swedish Kitchen.
She has also served as judge and co-judge on multiple cooking competition shows including Zumbo’s Just Desserts alongside acclaimed pastry chef Adriano Zumbo, Australia’s popular My Kitchen Rules, BBCs Great British Menu and this summer, Khoo will appear as a judge on The Great Australian Bake Off Season 6.
During her residency at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, guests can look forward to an up close and personal experience with Rachel Khoo by signing up to her choux pastry masterclass where guests will learn the secrets of making the perfect choux pastry, whip up a range of delicious creams and decorate their choux, making them pretty enough for a Parisian pâtisserie.
Guests can also expect to see Khoo curating and hosting a breakfast grazing table of mini choux pastries with exquisite fillings from classic pastry cream to fine Greek yoghurt, fruit coulis, fresh berries, chocolate, nuts and more.
On her first ever discovery of the Maldives, Khoo will travel to a Maldivian farmer’s market to discover local ingredients, watch fisherman bring in their catch of the day and thereafter co-host a Maldivian cooking class as she learns the secrets of recipes handed down through generations.
For enthusiastic guests, Rachel will preside over a bake-off as ‘Guest Judge’ where participants will present dishes from one of her many best-selling cookbooks and be evaluated based on taste, presentation, efficiency and speed.