Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas welcomes Joachim Textor as its new Executive Chef

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas announces the appointment of Joachim Textor as the resort’s new Executive Chef. Chef Joachim has over 40 years of experience in delivering premium culinary services around the world.

Chef Joachim began his career as a cook at various world-class hotels in Switzerland. After honing his skills at the Hilton in Basel, the Park Hotel in Vitznau and the Hyatt Hotel in Montreux, he expanded his culinary horizons by exploring the tastes and cuisines of the world. Over 42 years of traveling took him on a culinary journey to 93 countries and countless five-star kitchens around the world.

Chef Joachim gained invaluable experience as an Executive Chef in some of the world’s most prestigious hotel chains, including The Peninsula Hotels, InterContinental, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La, and Hyatt. He has received critically acclaimed awards and was also the Opening Executive Chef of Anantara Dubai Palm where he spearheaded the opening of the resort’s signature restaurants and dining experiences back in 2013.

Regarded as a pioneer in the industry, Chef Joachim opened multiple award-winning hotels and dozens of restaurants in both the Middle East and the Far East. His past assignments include the G12 Asian Summit Conference in Busan, where he cooked for world leaders.