NewsJune 2, 2024

Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives Shines with 8 Medals at the Hotel Asia Exhibition and International Culinary Challenge

Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives made its debut at the esteemed 18th Edition of the Hotel Asia Exhibition and International Culinary Challenge, held from May 12th to May 15th, 2024, with great pride and excitement. The resort unveiled its culinary and beverage mastery, with an impressive total of 8 medals across various categories, reaffirming its dedication to culinary and beverage innovation and excellence.

The inaugural participation of Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives introduced its talented culinary team, who showcased their expertise and creativity to captivate judges and audiences alike with extraordinary dishes and beverages. The highlights of their success include:


Gold Medal:

  • Ruwanjith Madusanka, Category: Beef
  • Silver Medals:
  • Ruwanjith Madusanka, category: Lamb
  • Kadek Darmaputra, category: Seafood
  • Kadek Darmaputra, category: Poultry
  • Ranjeet Kumar, category: Plated Dessert

In addition to culinary triumphs, the resort’s commitment to crafting unique and delightful beverages garnered further recognition:

Silver Medal:

  • Anand Garg, for the Iced Mocktail category

Bronze Medals:

  • Suresh Pun, for the Creative Beverage category
  • Mithum Madusanka Warnakulasuriya Muhamdiram Mudal, for the Tea Challenge category

Amidst fierce competition, participants showcased their skills from across the Maldives. Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives is honoured to have distinguished itself among such esteemed peers and extends sincere gratitude to the organisers, judges, and fellow participants.

“We are thrilled and immensely proud of our team’s exceptional performance at the Hotel Asia Exhibition and International Culinary Challenge,” said Santi Rodriguez-Bustelo

General Manager of Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives. “These awards are a testament to our team’s dedication, creativity, and passion for delivering unparalleled culinary and beverage experiences to our guests. We look forward to continuing to set new standards and delighting palates worldwide.”

Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives remains steadfast in its commitment to culinary excellence and eagerly anticipates continuing to enchant guests with innovative and unforgettable dining experiences.