Mohammed Issa Ali is the new Executive Chef of W Maldives

Mohammed Issa Ali is the new Executive Chef of W Maldives

Jordanian born culinary maestro, he has spent his entire career elevating the gastronomical taste across Middle East. He recently worked with Dukes The Palm, Dubai as Executive Chef where he managed a busy kitchen of 45 chefs, restaurant and bar, and in-room dining for 270 rooms and 260 hotel apartments. Starting at Dukes as Executive Sous Chef in 2016, he was then promoted to Executive Chef at the young age of 33, due to his exceptional leadership skills.

“When I originally moved to the UAE from Jordan, I took big leap of faith. It wasn’t without challenges, but it’s where I’ve grown the most professionally and started a family. With me, having this strong crave for new flavors and appetite for more, taking over the kitchens of Maldives has become my next goal allowing me to have some new ingredients to master with. It exhilarates me even more knowing that it will be W Maldives – a luxury island playground packed with special happenings and activations.” 

No stranger to luxury hotels, Chef MO has led and rocked kitchens all over the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, including the Shangri-La, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, The Atlantis, and now ready to put W Maldives in flame. 

Guests can expect the unexpected with W Maldives’ creative dining across four vibrant restaurants and two bar concepts – KITCHEN, international all day dining; FIRE, elevated backyard grill and charcoal dining experience; FISH, signature overwater restaurant serves ocean-to-table gastronomical treats; KADA, Malvidian pop-up dining venue; WET, gourmet poolside bar; and SIP, pulsating outdoor bar with breathtaking sunset views. Beautifully dispersed amongst the island, restaurants and lounges are perfectly positioned for guests to soak in the beauty of the Maldives in every dining experience. Barefoot, surrounded by palm trees and the Indian Ocean, diners are guaranteed fresh seafood, straight from the ocean and dishes bursting with Maldivian flavors.

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