Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn's Residency in the Maldives

The celebrity chef and Top Chef Middle East judge finds a home at The Standard, Maldives with a two-week residency at our authentic Maldivian restaurant, Guduguda.

“Interesting man – if there’s a true international man of mystery, it’s probably Bobby Chinn.”

The great Anthony Bourdain's quote about our upcoming guest chef really says it all. Bobby Chinn, celebrity chef and judge of Top Chef Middle East, is a shapeshifter and tastemaker, moving between restauranteur, author, teacher, and chef, among other identities and roles. And he's good at them all.

We're lucky to have Bobby land right here at The Standard, Maldives from October 1st to 16th, hosting a range of set meals with coursed menus, cooking workshops, and private dinners at our authentic Maldivian restaurant, Guduguda. As our resort draws travelers from around the world, Bobby's global perspective that comes through in his modern Vietnamese and Pan-Asian cooking will suit the tastes of any guest. Scroll through below to learn more about Bobby, what he'll be doing here, and what's on the menu for all the tasty events and happenings. 

All guests staying during his residency can make reservations for any of the below events on a first come, first serve basis. To make reservations in advance, please reach out to mv.reservations@standardhotels.com. Space is limited, so be sure to secure yours first. 

All About Bobby

Born to Egyptian and Chinese parents in New Zealand and raised across continents, Bobby Chinn is instantly recognizable as a media personality, celebrity chef and now a permanent fixture on ‘Top Chef Middle East’ and hosts ‘Keep It Simple’ which launched in 2020. On his journey to internationally acclaimed chef, author and restaurateur, Bobby has established himself as a mainstay of the global food-channel networks. 

He is recognized as an expert on Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. He regularly features as a Guest Chef on the world’s favorite cooking shows and has collaborated with such personalities as Keith Floyd, Martha Stewart, Anthony Bourdain, Antony Worrall Thompson and Andrew Zimmern.

What's Bobby Doing at The Standard, Maldives?

A whole lot. From prix fixe family style lunches to group or private workshops and even an elegant sit-down meal with Chef Chinn himself, every menu and moment is carefully curated to create an immersive experience that will look and feel just as good as it tastes. Here's the full schedule of events; scroll through for details, menus, and reserve a spot at the link below. All events are at Guduguda unless otherwise noted, with reservations required. 

Friday, October 1st & Wednesday, October 6th

Modern Vietnamese Family Style Lunch 
1PM-3:30PM
USD $200 per person (tax included)

Thursday, October 7th & Saturday, October 9th

Pan-Asian Set Dinner
6:30PM-9:30PM
USD $300 per person (tax included)

Sunday, October 3rd 

Master Cooking Workshop
10:30AM-1:30PM
USD $200 per person (tax included)
4 couples or 8 guests maximum capacity

Monday, October 11th

Private Cooking Class
10:30AM-1:30PM
USD $250 per person (tax included)
2 couples or 4 guests maximum capacity

Saturday, October 16th 

Private Dinner with Chef Bobby
6:30PM-8:30PM
USD $450 per person (tax included)
10 seats available

RESERVE ALL EVENTS HERE


What's On the Menu?

Modern Vietnamese Family Style Lunch: Five Courses

Starters
Vietnamese Fresh Summer Rolls 
Crab Pomelo Salad
Tuna Tartare *MSC 
*Marine Stewardship Council-certified sustainable 

Main 
Bun Bo Filet Mignon with Rice Noodle and Chilled Herb Salad

Dessert
Tropical Fruit Soup with Lemongrass Infusion




Pan-Asian Set Dinner: Eight Courses

Starters
Seafood Californian Summer Roll, Crab, Prawns, Avocado, Shiso & Tobiko Caviar
Squid Fettuccine Frutti de Mare with Yuzu Lemon Oil

Mains
Tamarind Glazed Crab Cake with Chive Flowers
Smokey Eggplant with Scallion Vinaigrette
Lobster Cellophane Noodles
Green Tea Smoked Lamb 

Dessert
Molten Chocolate Cake with Ice Cream
Coconut Rice Pudding

Group Cooking Class

Fresh Summer Roll & Nuoc Cham Sauce
Smokey Eggplant with Scallion Vinaigrette 
Lemongrass Caramel Chicken with Rice


Private Cooking Class

Crab Pomelo Salad 
Duck à la Banana Blossom Salad 
Coconut Rice Pudding

How Can I Book My Stay?

Give yourself plenty of days to experience all of Chef Bobby's delicious events. We move on island time, after all, so don't rush and be sure to take in all the goodness around you with our resort offerings while you're here, from spa treatments to scuba diving to dancing beneath the the biggest disco ball in the Maldives at Beru Bar

Book any stay here during his residency and reserve events directly with us at mv.reservations@standardhotels.com
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