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Message From The Project Director
message from the project director


Dear Competitors, Partners and Friends,

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 18th Edition of the Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge 2024, the biggest and most renowned hospitality event in the Maldives. The event is scheduled from 12th – 15th of May 2024.

Our last event brought together 658 entries from 63 resorts and some individual entries from overseas. The Panel of 23 Judges mostly Worldchefs International/Continental Certified Judges.

For the 2024 event we have introduced some new categories and we will endeavor to make sure that the rules and regulations are clear and understandable. The competition will take place at FHTS Maldives National University in 4 well equipped training kitchens.

To have a truly International Culinary Competition the Panel of Judges will be selected from members of Globally recognized Institutions and Associations listed below. They will provide a wealth of experience and ensure an up-to-date evaluation and feedback to the competitors and bring credibility and tremendous prestige to the event.

  • Worldchefs Executive Board
  • Worldchefs Certified International and Continental Judges 
  • Worldchefs Asia Culinary Events Organizing Committee
  • American Culinary Federation 
  • Bocuse d’Or 
  • Disciples Escoffier International 
  • Young Talents Escoffier Asia
  • Singapore Pastry Alliance 
  • Singapore Chefs Association
  • Chefs Guild of Maldives
  • Hongkong Chefs Association 
  • World renowned Culinary Schools
  • Executive Chefs from 5* Hotels and Restaurants 

It goes without saying that the Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge has gained the respect of the industry at large. We will make every effort to provide a platform to ensure that this event will continue to be the #1 in the Maldives.

Alan Palmer

Project Director Hotel Asia 2024

Worldchefs Certified International Judge

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