Appointments NewsMay 18, 2024

SO/ Maldives Appoints Kam McManamey as Director of Culinary

SO/ Maldives announced the appointment of Kam McManamey as the new Director of Culinary. Bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for elevated contemporary cuisine, Kam is set to enhance the culinary offerings at the fashion-forward luxury resort.

Born in Australia, Kam is trained in Melbourne’s renowned two-hat restaurants, specializing in contemporary Thai, Vietnamese, and Laotian cuisine. His career journey has seen him working in top-end restaurants across Melbourne, Tokyo, Auckland, Adelaide, and Tasmania. For the past seven years, Kam has dedicated his expertise to luxury and premium hotels, holding prestigious positions at Accor, TFE Hotels, and now Ennismore. His most recent role was at a five-star Accor hotel in Adelaide, Australia.


Outside the kitchen, Kam enjoys surfing, savouring fine food, hitting the gym, and immersing himself in electronic music. His diverse interests and dynamic background contribute to his innovative culinary style and leadership approach.

Expressing his enthusiasm for joining SO/ Maldives, Kam stated, “I feel incredibly fortunate to align myself with a brand with such an excellent reputation and high standards. Doing so in this part of the world is a dream come true. I am eager to contribute to the extraordinary gastronomical experiences that SO/ Maldives is renowned for.”

SO/ Maldives, known for its sophisticated approach to hospitality, and Ennismore’s F&B Concept Lab, Carte Blanched, globally acclaimed for its exceptional culinary creations, is poised to benefit immensely from Kam’s expertise. His contributions will significantly enhance the gastronomic experience for guests, perfectly aligning with the resort’s reputation for offering some of the finest culinary delights in the Maldives.