Dwayne Krisko Appointed as the New Culinary Director at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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PUBLISHED February 18, 2023 | updated February 18, 2023 04:15

Dwayne Krisko has been named as the new Culinary Director at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, the world-famous twin-island resort that is home to the world's first underwater restaurant, Ithaa. The resort, which is part of the luxury Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand, is renowned for providing guests with an exceptional experience.

As the Culinary Director and an experienced chef, Dwayne will oversee all of the resort's culinary and food and beverage operations, including guests' culinary journeys, sustainability practices, and special events. He will use his extensive experience to bring his expertise and ideas to the resort's 12 award-winning bars and restaurants.

Dwayne brings more than 20 years of culinary experience, working in luxury hotels and resorts all over the world. Prior to joining Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, he served as Executive Culinary Director at VinGroup in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he launched new concepts and managed eco-friendly projects. He also previously held the position of Culinary Director at One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a pioneer among the Maldives' 150 resorts, known for its authentic barefoot luxury experience. The resort has been recently refurbished and continues to offer unique experiences such as the world's first underwater bedroom in its two-level residence, The MURAKA. Dwayne is excited to bring his fresh ideas to the resort and elevate guests' culinary experiences. Carla Puverel, the General Manager of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, commented that she is delighted to have Dwayne onboard to enhance the resort's culinary offerings.

Dwayne expressed his excitement to join Conrad Maldives Rangali Island after the resort's multimillion-dollar renovation. Being the first international resort in the Maldives, he looks forward to bringing innovative F&B and culinary concepts to the resort. Carla Puverel, the General Manager, is confident that Dwayne's passion for culinary and F&B operations, combined with his experience, will elevate the guests' dining experience at their award-winning resort. With his proven track record of managing successful culinary and F&B programs, Dwayne is well-positioned to enhance the resort's sustainability practices, special events, and guest culinary journey.



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