Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn lands for a two-week residency at The Standard, Maldives

Going on a holiday has never been so yummy, as the 'Top Chef Middle East' judge hosts a range of set meals with coursed menus, cooking workshops, and private dinners at their authentic Maldivian restaurant, Guduguda, from 1st to 16th October, 2021.
Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn lands for a two-week residency at The Standard, Maldives

You may have already figured out that Chef Bobby Chinn is a favourite at MIME. Click on his name to read the insightful interview we conducted with the Top Chef ME judge back in July, Add to that The Standard, Maldives, another favourite with us, and it's a match made in holiday heaven.

For two weeks, starting on the 1st of October, the idyllic property on Huruvalhi Island will be hosting Chef Bobby for a series of curated events which include Vietnamese family style lunches, Pan-Asian dinners, cooking masterclasses and an exclusive private dinner with the chef. All available to those who have booked a holiday at the resort during those two weeks.

As an author and restauranteur, Bobby Chinn is known the world over. He's a celebrity chef with Arab roots and a taste for East Asian food. During his residency at The Standard, Maldives, he will be hosting special events in Guduguda, the property's authentic Maldivian restaurant and the first of its kind in the Maldives.

Born to Egyptian and Chinese parents in New Zealand and raised across several continents, Chinn is instantly recognizable as a media personality, celebrity chef and now a permanent fixture on MBC's Top Chef Middle East. He also hosts Keep It Simple which launched in 2020. On his journey to internationally acclaimed chef, author and restaurateur, Bobby has established himself as a mainstay of the global food-channel networks.

He is recognized as an expert on Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. He regularly features as a Guest Chef on the world’s favorite cooking shows and has collaborated with such personalities as Keith Floyd, Martha Stewart, Anthony Bourdain, Antony Worrall Thompson and Andrew Zimmern.

“Interesting man – if there’s a true international man of mystery, it’s probably Bobby Chinn.” - Anthony Bourdain

During the first in a series of internationally-renowned culinary showcase, Chef Bobby will introduce modern Vietnamese and Pan-Asian cuisine, with his playful twist of bridging east and west.

Chinn’s specially-curated menu, which will be presented at Guduguda -- styled in a traditional Maldivian setting, low on the floor on cushions indoor and out, and overlooking the stunning turquoise Maldivian waters. Chef Bobby will be serving family style meals into a symphony of small plates and a Pan-Asian 8-course set dinner. The set course menu will feature some of his signature dishes like his tamarind glazed crab cake, green tea smoked rack of lamb, lobster cellophane noodles and chocolate molten cake made from Vietnam's own artisanal chocolate maker Marou.

The specific events during Chef Bobby's residency are as follows:

Bobby’s Curated Set Lunch Menu

  • Concept: Modern Vietnamese – Family Style
  • Date: Oct 1st (Fri) & Oct 6th (Wed)
  • Price: $200 USD per person (inclusive of taxes)
  • Reservations Required
  • Time: 1:00PM-3:30PM

Bobby’s Curated Set Dinner Menu

  • Concept: Pan-Asian (8-courses)
  • Date: Oct 7th (Thu) & Oct 9th (Sat)
  • Price: $300 USD per person (inclusive of taxes)
  • Reservations Required
  • Time: 6:30PM-3:30PM

Master Class Cooking Workshop (Group)

  • Date: Oct 3rd (Sun)
  • Time: 10:30AM-1:30PM
  • Price: $200USD per person (inclusive of taxes)
  • Reservations Required

Master Class Cooking Workshop (Private)

  • Date: Oct 11th (Mon)
  • Price: $250 USD per person
  • Time: Advance booking required

Dinner with Chef Bobby

  • Date: Oct 16th (Sat)
  • Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
  • Reservations Required
  • Price: $450 USD per person

All guests staying at the property during his residency can make reservations for any of the below events on a first come, first serve basis. To make reservations in advance, please reach out to But space is limited so don't be left out.

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