Kihaa Maldives Welcomes New Executive Sous Chef Waruna Karunaratne

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PUBLISHED February 18, 2021 | updated February 18, 2021 00:23

Kihaa has announced the appointment of its new Executive Sous Chef, Waruna Karunaratne.  

As a skilled culinary professional, Waruna is recognized for his comprehensive knowledge of international cuisine and his innovative approach to setting the stage for a personalized dining experience. With over 17 years of experience in fine dining at resorts and restaurants of the highest level, Waruna’s time in his career has been spent refining the art of cooking, developing impressive menus and preparing culinary dishes influenced by culturally diverse regions around the globe.  

Particularly adept in the ability to cultivate partnerships with service providers from the freshest and highest quality ingredients, Kihaa’s new Executive Sous Chef is committed to serving patrons on especially memorable dining experiences.  

“My expertise comes from the classroom as well as the kitchen,” says Waruna. He holds a Culinary Arts degree from Lanka International hotel school, in addition to certifications in international cookery, pastry and bakery.  

He expresses excitement to share his experience and ideas in his new position at the beautiful island of Kihaa.  

Kihaa Maldives is one of the most naturally beautiful Islands in the Maldives with a stunning lagoon with a thriving coral house reef. Located on the world-famous UNESCO heritage site of Hanifaru Bay it is also one of the best destinations for those wanting to experience the incredible manta ray. 

Just a 20-minute domestic transfer from Velana International Airport, your holiday experience starts with a journey soaring over the famous Maldives Atoll, where upon arrival the resort team will greet you with warm smiles, and cold drinks. 


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