Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi appoints Sedat Bugday as Executive Chef

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Sedat Bugday as Executive Chef

06 April, 2023

Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi announced the appointment of Sedat Bugday as the resort’s new Executive Chef.  Within his new role, Sedat will oversee the culinary offering at signature Japanese restaurant Kata, alluring seafood restaurant Azure, which boasts unrivalled views of the Indian Ocean, all-day dining hub Raha Market and Thai & Indonesian-inspired Onu Onu beach bar. 

Sedat brings over 29 years of experience working in the luxury hospitality industry, and prior to joining the team at Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi, led F&B operations at Rixos Marina in Abu Dhabi. Boasting a long and accomplished career, Sedat’s overseen restaurants in highly acclaimed resorts all over the world and has a deep knowledge of F&B and team management. Having worked across Accor’s leading brands for over ten years, his previous roles include positions in the Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul and Swissotel Ankara. 

Sedat Bugday says: “I’m delighted to be joining the exceptionally talented team at Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi, and it couldn’t be at a better time as the resort prepares for another successful year. I look forward to bringing my passion for cooking, diverse culinary background and international influences to the restaurants, implementing new cooking techniques and ultimately elevating the guest experience through zero waste recipes and a new farm-to-fork concept.” 

The new appointment comes at the start of an exciting year for the resort, with the ministry of tourism in the Maldives reporting that the country has received over 220,574 tourists in 2023 so far, a 31% increase compared to the same period in 2022. New for this year, Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi invites guest to stay in the Beach Tented Villas, which provide a conscious castaway experience unique to the island and take part in workshops at the Sustainability Lab to turn waste into wonder. Guests of the resort have plenty to choose from, with 120 villas each boasting a private pool, four restaurants & bars, an interactive Kids Club, Art Studio, tennis courts, water sports and  Fairmont Spa & fitness centre.

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