Heritance Aarah resort in the Maldives won the Gold medal from the Culinary Olympics 2020 event held in Stuttgart, Germany from February 14-19, 2020.
The competition saw over 2,000 chefs from around 59 countries crafting over 7,000 menus to be judged by an elite panel of global chefs from all continents. Heritance Aarah brought home multiple wins from the prestigious IKA Culinary Olympics 2020 which included four Gold medals, seven Silver medals, and two Bronze medals.
This is the first time such several medals have been won in such a prestigious international event by a Maldivian Resort.
The resort participated in the Culinary Olympic event just months after the win at the Culinary Food Expo in September 2019.
Members of the team from Heritance included the Corporate Chef and General Manager – Maldives, Lalith Gunasekera, Executive Chef Amila Silva. They were assisted by Culinary Olympic Record Holder Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe who is the Aitken Spence Hotels Assistant Vice President of Food and Beverage and Ambassador Heritance Cuisine, Chefs & Culinary Art Development.