Welcome to the month four update of our Roohu island blog.
Wow! A lot of things have happened during the month of July. First, let’s start off with the first ever Baa Atoll Summer Festival 2018, organised by Amilla Fushi, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Dusit Thani, Soneva Fushi, Vakkaru and our very own Finolhu where we are born to play from 20th July to 3rd August 2018. The first-of-its-kind a “Resort Dine Around” concept that will act as a platform to enable Baa Atoll hospitality players to come together, exchange knowledge and learnings, to drive awareness and attract premium clienteles to the off season.
In addition, we are seeing unprecedented occupancy growth in the remainder of 2018 and more so in 2019 due to some higher successful worldwide sales and marketing campaigns.
Another project that we are working on with our Marine biologist, Michaela Richter is the introduction of Parley and the role it plays—not only for the benefit of our island community but also for the betterment of our ecosystem. We aim to become single-use plastic-free resort and therefore, I encourage you all to take the simple steps and do what you can now and be part of our plastic-free campaign.
We look for your support to champion various garbage segregation efforts that we are undertaking. We have many areas in place now and hope to conclude all processes by the end of August.
Lastly, Chinese market is our top leading clientele mix for the off season and with that, we initiated and kicked off “Are We China Ready?” by means of adding variety of foods offered specifically for our growing Chinese market.
I am very proud to lead so many talented islanders who all share a passion for breakthrough innovation. Together, we will work to open doors for our guests so they have access to more business return opportunities for ultimate success. We don’t just simply respond to customers, we try to anticipate trends as well.
And I am honoured to share this wonderful Finolhu journey with you all.
CHAMIKA DE SILVA ELLE & VIRE AND BOIRON TRAINING IN BANGKOK, THAILAND – 3rd – 9th of July 2018
Our culinary team from pastry, Chef Chamika De Silva was selected to be trained for 1 week in Bangkok with the help of our supplier Elle & Vire and Boiron. It was a meaningful training as he enhanced his knowledge of the techniques and also the brands that we are using in our daily operation.
AHMED USMAN PRESTIGE FOODS INTERNATIONAL PTY. LTD TRAINING IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – 06th – 07th of July 2018
Our amazing Chef Ahmed Usman had the opportunity to be trained by one of the Chinese Chef in Australia, Chef Guihoi Luo to enhance his skills with dim sim and sort of Chinese cuisines where he can utilize and share to his colleagues in Kanusan for daily operations.
WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY – 7th of July 2018
Finolhu Baa Atoll celebrates World Chocolate Day, which falls on July 7, with a special chocolate making class activity which invites our beloved kids in house to discover new chocolate creations. The event was spearheaded by Chef Arun (Executive Pastry Chef).
BAA ATOLL SUMMER FESTIVAL SET MENU IN KANUSAN – 23rd of July 2018
Baa Atoll Summer Festival was one of the highlights of July Month as we showcase our signature dish in Kanusan where a guests from other resort experienced the marvelous Kanusan set menu last July 23 and 30, 2018.
MALDIVES INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL DINNER AT THE DINER – 26th of July 2018
The Maldives gained total independence from the British on 26 July 1965. However, the British continued to maintain an air base on the island of Gan in the southernmost atoll until 1976. The British departure in 1976 at the height of the Cold War almost immediately triggered foreign speculation about the future of the air base.
Finolhu celebrated Maldives Independence day on 26 July 2018. The day started with Flag hosting event in Red Carpet by the Resort Manager, Marc Reader.
To celebrate this special day, our kitchen team presented a very Special Dinner. Maldivian food is some of the best. Here are some of our favourite Maldivian dishes. We guarantee that these pictures of Maldivian food will cause some serious cravings.
SUMMER FESTIVAL FASHION SHOW – 26th of July 2018
KITCHEN MONTHLY COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENTAL MEETING – 28th of July 2018
Every month, kitchen team gather to discuss the updates happened for the whole month such as business updates, newly joined team member, feedbacks on previous events, upcoming events, Food safety audit reports, Guest feedback, etc. to let all the team members aware of the happenings in the operation and the island as well.
PDR’s DISCUSSION WITH CHEF DEEPESH
HOW TO USE ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER (OASIS 133) BY CHOK BAHADUR RANA
HOW TO MAKE TOMATO RASAM BY CHEF VINOTH KUMAR
HOW TO MAKE VIETNAMESE ROLL BY CHEF SONIKA RAWAT
HOW TO MALE COCONUT SAMBAL BY CHEF NUWAN MADURANGA
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE PANNA COTTA BY CHEF ROSHAN RAKITHA
HOW TO CLEAN VACUUM MACHINE BY ATQUR RAHMAN MITHO
HOW TO MAKE MESCLUN SALAD BY CHEF CHOUKI DHAN RAI
TRAINING WITH CHEF GUOHIUI LUO (FORM PRESTIGE FOODS INTERNATIONAL PTY. LTD) IN KANUSAN – 20th – 26th of July 2018
What is Wellness?
Wellness means living in a state of optimal health, well-being, and vitality, and you invest money, time and energy in the things that help you achieve it. That includes a good diet, exercise, and treatments like massage and bodywork that keeps you functioning at your best.
What is massage?
Massage is a manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being.
Some of the benefits of massage are;
- To reduce stress and anxiety.
- Muscle relaxation
- Rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain.
KANUSAN – LUXURY AWARD
Dear Finolhu lovers, Kanusan Restaurant (Asian cuisine) has received an award for the “Best Asian Fusion Restaurant “ in the Indian Ocean Continent with World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2018.
INTER RESORT FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
Inter-resort Football Tournament commenced on 28 July with 8 resorts in Eydhafushi, divided into 2 groups. Group A with Vakkaru, Dusit Thani Maldives, Soneva Fushi and Amilla Fushi and Group B with Royal Island, Finolhu, Anantara Kihava and Milaidhoo. Finolhu won their first match against Royal Island with a score of 2-1. Semi-final matches are scheduled on 11th and 12 August 2018. Final will be played on 13th August 2018.
ROCKSTAR – JULY 2018
SUPERHERO – JULY 2018