Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is pleased to announce Dwayne Krisko as its Culinary Director at the iconic twin-island resort, which is home to the world’s first undersea restaurant, Ithaa. The property is part of Conrad Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s (NYSE:HLT) global luxury hotel brands.
An experienced Culinary Director and Chef, Dwayne will be responsible for overseeing both the culinary, and food and beverage operations of the resort including the guest’ culinary journey, special events and sustainability practises, instilling his expertise and vision across the menu offering and operations across the resort’s bespoke award winning 12 restaurants and bars.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dwayne brings over 20 years of culinary experience working in luxury hotels and resorts. His career includes leadership positions at One and Only and St. Regis hotels. Dwayne first started his career in Florida, but it has taken him all over the world to countries including Thailand, Qatar, Jordan, Dubai, Lebanon, and the UK, honing his skills in all aspects of F&B and culinary operations.
Dwayne is coming to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island from VinGroup in Hanoi Vietnam as Executive Culinary Director where he launched multiple new concepts including a wellness menu and managed on-island rejuvenation and eco projects. Prior to this, Dwayne held the title of Culinary Director at One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives.
Proudly the first international resort brand to arrive in the Maldives, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was, and continues to be, a pioneer amongst Maldives’ 150 resorts. Renowned for delivering authentic barefoot luxury, the twin-island property boasts the world’s first underwater bedroom set within the two-level residence The MURAKA, and the first twin island resort experience in the Maldives alongside the first underwater restaurant.
Dwayne said, “I am thrilled to be joining Conrad Maldives Rangali Island at such an exciting time for the resort after its multi-million-dollar refurbishment last year. As the first international resort to open in the Maldives which really set the standard for luxury in the country, I look forward to bringing new F&B and culinary concepts to life in this new era of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.”
Carla Puverel, General Manager, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, said, “With Dwayne’s extensive experience and passion for culinary and F&B operations, we are delighted to welcome Dwayne as our Culinary Director. Dwayne is no stranger to the Maldives and luxury remote destinations, and we’re very excited to have him on board to elevate our guests’ culinary journey at our award-winning resort.”