Noku Maldives welcomes Executive Chef Mohammed Tarique Aziz. Born and raised in West Bengal, India, he was inspired by his fathers willingness to cook for the family after his mothers vision started to fail. During that time, his interest and desire for improvement led him to enrol into a Hotel Management college program in India.
Upon graduation, Chef Tarique embarked on his first culinary journey at Le Meridien Hotel, Bangalore in 2006. He started off as a kitchen executive at the age of 21 and was promoted to Chef De Partie after 2 years of hard work. During this time, he had the opportunity to work alongside 2 decorated Michelin Star chefs; Denial Chamnon who was renowned for French cuisine and Chef Botrini for Italian Cuisine.
He further challenged himself with his first overseas stint at the Cove Rotana Resort and Spa Res Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. As part of the pre-opening hotel team, he gained a lot of experience and honed his culinary and plating skills further. Chef Tarique continues to undertake more roles in different hotels and resorts and was promoted to the ranks of Sous Chef De Cuisine, Executive Sous Chef & Executive Chef De Cuisine. During his tenure in the Middle East, Chef Tarique became an honorary member of various culinary associations like SR.Member of Saudi Arabian Chefs Table Circle & Member of Workchefs WACS (World Association of Chef Societies).
He also received "The Best restaurant in Doha" Award at the BBC Good Food Middle East Awards in 2014. Among his esteemed guests served are members of the royal family of Saudi Arabia and Doha.
With 13 years of exposure from India to Doha, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Gambia and now Maldives just like a seasoned traveller. But his cuisine of speciality of Modern, Classic French cuisine remains close to his heart.
Mr Justin Heng General Manager of Noku Maldives says, "We are delighted to have Chef Tarique as the Executive Chef of Noku Maldives. I am very sure with his culinary expertise, guests will have their taste buds tantalise with the Asian, Maldivian, French cuisine that he will put together and made available to guests at Palms & Thari Restaurant."