Summer Island’s chefs were awarded top prizes at this year’s Hotel Asia Exhibition and International Culinary Challenge, held at Dharubaaruge in Male’ this month.

The culinary competition, which has been running for 15 years, pitches top chefs from the Maldives and abroad, to compete against each other in a range of categories.

Summer Island’s chefs won in nine competitions. Mohamed Faneez won a Gold medal in the category of creating a Maldivian dish.

G. W. Dinesh Madushanka won Silver medal in the category ‘Hot Cooking Beef’, and also won a Bronze medal in ‘Hot cooking Fish Fillet’.

Ramesh Ramasamy won Silver medal in ‘Creative Asian Dish’.

Mohamed Kannaiyan and Pushkar secured Bronze medals in the ‘Hot Cooking Fish Fillet’ and ‘Hot Cooking Poultry’ categories, respectively.

Other Summer Island winners include: Byju Chathoth Kurungara, Roman Miah, and Shankar Karuppusamy.

At the 2019 South Asia Travel Awards in July, Summer Island was crowned "South Asia’s Leading Beach Resort” and also won “Leading Beach Resort in Maldives” for the third consecutive year

A 40-minute launch ride from Male’, Summer Island offers special discounts for Maldivians and foreigners with Maldivian work permits, as well as special packages during holidays.