Male’, Maldives, 12th March 2023 – Oaga Art Resort had announced the appointment of Chef Ibrahim Zuhair (aka Zuzu) as the Executive Sous Chef of its culinary team. Chef Zuhair brings over 15 years of experience in the culinary industry, with expertise in international cuisine and a passion for creating innovative and appetizing dishes.

As the Executive Sous Chef, Chef Zuhair will oversee the resort’s culinaryoperations, including menu development, food preparation and team management. He will work closely with his team to ensure that the resort’s dining experiences continue to exceed the expectations and desires of guests.

Photo credits | Oaga Art Resort

Chef Zuhair’s culinary journey had humble beginnings; he started twenty years ago as a waiter at Veligandu Island Resort and worked his way up gradually from there, expanding his expertise through global culinary experiences. Attaining his Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management, he has worked in prestigious establishments such as Rangali island, Soneva Jani and Siyam World. Notably, during his time at Soneva Jani, a private beach was named after him as Zuhair’s beach, where he prepared delightful pop up dinners of local Maldivian delicacies using only what he could catch or pick. Zuhair is one of the best creative minds in all aspects of cooking and concepts.

“I am excited about Oaga Art Resort and to develop my vision of this beautiful island paradise,” said Chef Zuhair. “I am looking forward to creating new and exciting culinary experiences for our guests and working with my talented team to elevate the dining offerings at the resort, especially the theatrical dining offered at Samaasaa, a very unique experience in the Maldives.”

photo credits / Oaga Art Resort
Photo credits / Oaga Art Resort

Guests of Oaga Art Resort can look forward to experiencing Chef Zuhair’s creations, which showcases flavours of the Maldives and incorporates international techniques, including a first-in-the Maldives theatrical dining offered at the resort’s specialty restaurant, Samaasaa, their main restaurant Kaa Kada (street food stalls), Raa Baa the main bar & pool and also Sobi Bar, the beer and gin garden.

For Maldives lovers searching for an all-inclusive holiday, Oaga Art Resort’s Greatest All-Inclusive plan re-defines the limits of what All-Inclusive is all about; with inclusions such as Creative Expression (art) classes, Take Notes (music) experiences, Thashibari In-Villa Dining to floating meal, choices of excursions, motorised watersports and many more. Oaga grants the opportunity to explore what the real Maldives has to offer as they create their own story on the island where the magic of stories come beautifully alive.

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