“Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Welcomes Award-Winning Joachim Textor as Executive Chef”

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas appoints Joachim Textor, a globally renowned chef with over 40 years of experience and a journey across 93 countries, as Executive Chef. His prestigious background includes work in Switzerland’s top hotels and five-star kitchens worldwide, promising unparalleled culinary delights.



Kihavah Huravalhi Island, Maldives – Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, a beacon of luxury in the heart of the Maldives, is delighted to announce the appointment of Joachim Textor as Executive Chef. Bringing over four decades of international culinary experience, Chef Joachim joins the resort with an illustrious career that spans across 93 countries and includes tenure at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels in Switzerland and beyond.


Chef Joachim’s distinguished career has seen him at the helm of kitchens for leading hotel chains including The Peninsula Hotels, InterContinental, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La, and Hyatt. He notably made his mark as the Opening Executive Chef at Anantara Dubai Palm in 2013, where he was instrumental in establishing its acclaimed dining offerings.


Renowned for his creative culinary vision, Chef Joachim has led numerous award-winning hotels and restaurants in the Middle East and Far East to gastronomic success. His expertise has catered to a diverse and distinguished clientele, from politicians and Hollywood celebrities to royalty, showcasing his culinary creations at major events like the G12 Asian Summit Conference in Busan.


On joining Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Chef Joachim is set to revolutionise the dining experience with innovative concepts and menus that promise to delight guests. Known for his passion for mentoring budding chefs, Chef Joachim is committed to fostering culinary talent within the team, ensuring a legacy of excellence continues.


Reflecting on his new role, Chef Joachim stated, “The best is yet to come. Life is a journey and not a destination; travel it safe and well. I am thrilled to embark on this new chapter at Anantara Kihavah, bringing my world of culinary experiences to create unforgettable moments for our guests.”



Why Anantara Kihavah Stands Out

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is celebrated for offering unparalleled Maldives holidays, with all-inclusive packages that cater to every whim. As one of the premier hotels in the Maldives, the resort is known for its luxurious villas, exceptional service, and breathtaking underwater dining experiences. Guests choosing Anantara Kihavah for their Maldives packages can look forward to a holiday filled with relaxation, adventure, and culinary delights, making it a sought-after destination for travellers worldwide.


With Chef Joachim at the culinary helm, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is poised to elevate its gastronomic offerings to new heights, ensuring that dining at the resort is not just a meal, but a journey through flavours, cultures, and traditions. The addition is going to a hit with the countless numbers of holidaymakers looking for Maldives All Inclusive Packages.


About Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Located in the beautiful Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers a luxury escape in paradise. From its world-class overwater and beach villas to the unique underwater dining at SEA restaurant, the resort provides an all-encompassing Maldives experience for families, couples, and solo travellers alike. For more information or to book your stay, please visit our website.


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