Maldives National University’s (MNU) Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies (FHTS) have been nominated for an award in one of the most prestigious international culinary awards in existence – World Culinary Awards – for which votings are currently underway.
FHTS is nominated in the category ‘Indian Ocean’s Best Culinary Training Institution 2021’. The awarding ceremony is scheduled to be held in November at Dubai.
Competing alongside FHTS for the same award is are three other institutions from two countries; Culinary Master and Olivier Culinary School from Mauritius and Tourism Academy from Seychelles. Olivier Culinary School has grabbed the award last year.
Addressing the nomination, the Faculty’s Dean Zeenath Solih stated that this is the first time a local institute has been nominated for an international award in the culinary industry.
“This is the first time a Maldivian institution has been nominated for an international award in the culinary industry. To achieve the award – votes are very important,” she had said.
The voting is presently ongoing through the World Culinary Awards’ website. To vote – one would need to log in using this link. Voting is set to close on September 17.
World Culinary Awards is the sister event of World Travel Awards – introduced last year to celebrate and reward excellence in the culinary industry
In World Culinary Awards 2020 – Maldives grabbed the ‘Best Culinary Destination’ award – whereas One&Only Reethi Rah’s Tapasake Restaurant grabbed the ‘India Ocean’s Best Hotel Restaurant’ award.