Kandolhu Island has announced the appointment of Mickaël Farina as the resort’s new head chef. Mickaël Farina is a French national with experience in some of the world’s top restaurants and resorts. Having previously worked in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, as well as his home country of France, Farina has been based in the Maldives for the past two years.
“My first roles in the Maldives were challenging and rewarding, having worked in Cocoa Island by Como, and Jumeirah Vittaveli, both in senior chef roles, and as you can imagine, in very small environments,” explains Chef Mickaël of his experience in the Maldives. “I needed time to adapt and to learn how to live on an island. After two years I can now say that I’m in love with the Maldives and the ‘island life’. Kandolhu suits this perfectly, with the small island experience and the possibility of eating at four distinct outlets.”
In his new role, Chef Mickaël will be overseeing the resort’s four restaurants: all-day dining à la carte restaurant The Market, Italian and Mediterranean outlet Olive, beachside restaurant Sea Grill, and Japanese restaurant Banzai. The resort also offers Villa Dining, as well as a number of private dining possibilities.
Chef Mickaël is looking forward to welcoming guests to Kandolhu, saying: “I am very attentive to guest feedback and aim to make personalised requests happen. Come to our island and we will make sure you fall in love with its beauty and charm, while delighting you with the many options and quality of our food.”
Kandolhu Island is a 30-villa resort located in North Ari Atoll, a 25-minute seaplane ride from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.