Industry Update
Appointment 4 May 2021

Pedro Samper

Appointed Executive Chef
At The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in Vommuli Island

Pedro Samper

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has recently appointed Pedro Samper as their new Executive Chef. Bringing with him many years of industry experience, Chef Pedro will oversee and elevate all efforts at the resort's already distinguished culinary scene. His new menus were created with an emphasis on food trends, concepts, modern presentation and technique. Guests can indulge in the season's latest mouthwatering menu items and the delightfully vast range of dining options at the finest address in the Maldives, including Crust, Decanter, The Whale Bar, Cargo, Craft and the resort's world-renowned signature restaurant, Alba.

Chef Pedro is a seasoned professional with an impressive background and over 20 years of experience in the industry. Recognized for his traditional Spanish and Basque cuisine, his experience boasts years of international culinary excellence, with world-renowned chefs, restaurants, and luxury resorts. From San Sebastian, Spain, Chef Pedro perfected his skills in some of Spain's best Michelin-starred restaurants, including Martin Berasategui, Quique Dacosta, and Kokotxa. He then served as Executive Chef at Paradores Resort, a luxury five-star property in Valencia, Spain.

Making a continental leap to Asia, Pedro has worked in Tokyo under the culinary mastery of Chef Yamamoto at RyuGin (3 Michelin Stars) and Chef Honda at Zurriola restaurant (2 Michelin stars). Chef Pedro relocated as Executive Chef of Michelin-starred Zurriola Restaurant in Hong Kong. Moving forward Chef Pedro accepted the title of Executive Chef at The Langham, Hong Kong, where he oversaw the hotel's western restaurants, including Palm Court, Artesian, The Bostonian, Main St. Deli and The Food Gallery, as well as in-room dining service and the events catering department. Most recently, Chef Pedro served as the Executive Chef at St. Regis Kula Lumpur in Malaysia, overseeing all kitchen outlets and culinary operations including The Brasserie (Best top 20 Restaurants), The Drawing Room, Crystal, Astor Bar, as well as in-room dining service and the events catering department.

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