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Outrigger Konotta Maldives to host Michelin star chef James Mackenzie in January

Acclaimed UK chef and Michelin star holder James Mackenzie will be flying out to land at Outrigger Konotta Maldives next January and delight guests with a special cooking master class on the beach as well as to host a five-course menu with wine pairing prepared by him and served on two consecutive evenings between 4th and 14th January.

Outrigger Konotta Maldives to host Michelin star chef James Mackenzie in January

Outrigger Konotta Maldives is getting ready to welcome a very special guest early next year with the arrival of Michelin star chef James Mackenzie, who will fly out to the Maldives to treat the resort's guests to his culinary excellence.

The UK chef, known for redefining modern British cuisine will be arriving at Outrigger Konotta Maldives for a week-long stay in which he will give a special cooking master class to guests as well as host special five-course meals with wine pairing as part of a menu prepared by himself and served at the resort on two evenings.

Owner (as well as founder and head chef) of the award-winning restaurant The Pipe and Glass in South Dalton, Yorkshire, England, Mackenzie's culinary career has only gone from strength to strength after first receiving his Michelin star in 2010, which his restaurant has since kept.

Speaking about his upcoming visit to Outrigger Konotta Maldives, Mackenzie says that guests at the resort can expect to tuck into a variation from some of his signature dishes at The Pipe and Glass, including Forced Yorkshire Rhubarb, Duck Three Ways and Yorkshire Pudding as well as a fish dish using the freshest Maldivian catch off the coast of Konotta Island.

Adapting his sustainability ethos of only using fresh seasonal ingredients to create his dishes, Mackenzie will be sourcing local Maldivian produce during his time at Outrigger Konotta Maldives, where the stable year-round tropical temperatures allow for more fixed menus without much need for seasonal variation. Resident Executive Chef at Outrigger Konotta, Christopher Long who is also from Yorkshire, is in charge of the fresh supply of products at the resort.

Beyond enlightening guests with his impressive cooking skills and sharing some of his recipes during a master class, Mackenzie's presence in the Maldives will also prove a personally enriching learning experience for him:

"I'm very interested to see how the kitchen in a five-star resort like Outrigger operates on a small island in the Maldives."

With this marking his second overseas assignment as culinary ambassador, James Mackenzie's Maldivian trip follows his April 2018 visit to the Clocktower restaurant in Manhattan, where he promoted Yorkshire cuisine.

Excited about his upcoming arrival, General Manager of Outrigger Konotta Maldives, John Allanson, hoped that Jack Mackenzie's presence would help create culinary links between UK foodies and the resort:

"People know the Maldives is paradise for nature, however, Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is also a year-round venue for culinary excellence, which is highlighted when we have a Michelin Star guest chef of the calibre of James Mackenzie with us."

If you're already thinking of booking a last-minute holiday to Maldives' Outrigger Konotta, then we regret to have to break it to you that the resort is already booked full on those dates, a signal of the UK chef's international popularity. That said, if you want to find out more about Outrigger Konotta Maldives' excellent year-round gourmet menus, we encourage you to check out their website with details of meal plan options.

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