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The Maldives Coco Collection Welcomes New Chef

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Coco Collection Resorts, Retreats and Spas, one of the finest hoteliers in the Maldives – operating the Coco Palm resorts of Coco Palm DhuniKolhu and Coco Palm BoduHithi – recently welcomed internationally acclaimed Chef Damian Barrett as the Area Director of Culinary for Coco.

Bringing an impressive resume of experience spanning 25 years in the Asia Pacific region, Chef Damain’s diverse culinary creativity was honed at such notable establishements as The Sydney Regent, Fregate Island, Baros Maldives and Banyan Tree Vabbinfrau Maldives.

Chef Damian is thrilled to be, “Creating varied, unique and true culinary experiences with such a dynamic team in superb surrounds and being part of an established product evolving further.”

While menus have yet to be set, Chef Damian’s enthusiasm and keen leadership is sure to help Coco Collection set new heights of culinary excellence.
About Coco Collection:The Coco Collection is a cornucopia of luxurious designer hideaways committed to environmental values and minimizing its footprint on the environment. In addition to being the winner of several environmental awards, Coco Collection is also regarded as a trendsetter and innovator in resort design and operations. Design concepts such as the remarkable water villa wing at DhuniKolhu and the Island Villa design at BoduHithi blazed the path that others have followed. Both Coco Palm properties are designed so as to be harmonious with nature and are inspired by and respectful of local heritage and culture.

The Coco Collection is a family company and remains one of the few fully Maldivian owned companies operating in the highest end of the market.

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