W Maldives

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Fesdu Island, North Ari Atoll, 09110, Maldives   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (960) 666 - 2222  



W Maldives has partnered with World’s Best Pastry Chef Julien Alvarez to host a series of culinary events on its tropical playground in September 2017. His signature style incorporates unique design of desserts, amazing combination of colours, tastes and impressive decoration techniques.

Culinary week includes:

Tuesday, September 19

1:00PM-2:00PM / Pastry Masterclass at KITCHEN restaurant (upon reservation only).

Wednesday, September 20

4:00PM-6:00PM / Afternoon tea at KADA café

From 6:00PM / Dessert menu takeover at FISH overwater specialty restaurant 

Thursday, September 21

From 6:00PM / Beach Market featuring live cooking show by Julien Alvarez.

Friday, September 22

From 6:00PM / Dessert menu takeover at FISH overwater specialty restaurant

About Julien Alvarez

Born in Bergerac, France, the 29-year-old chef grew up in a rich culinary environment, where in 2002 he made his official pastry debut at his parent’s restaurant. His first career achievements include the Best Apprentice of France, and an Assistant to the World Pastry Champion (2006) in Phoenix, USA. Julien has also participated in Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, a famous craftsmen competition held exclusively in France every four years, where he met with well-known Franck Kestener, Bruno Montcoudiol, Stéphane Glacier, David Wesmael, and Franck Michel.

Julien also worked at Carles Mampel’s patisserie Bubó in Barcelona, where he ignited his interested in international pastry competitions by taking part in the Spanish World Chocolate Masters in 2007, where he took 5th place.

Nowadays Julien shares his professional expertise via writing culinary books, participating in TV shows, acting as a pastry stylist and consultant during the various pastry store and restaurant openings around the world.