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Ashif Scoops Chef Of The Year Title

  Winning the Chef of the Year 2016 title for Mohammed Ashif has been a great achievement for someone who has worked in the Hospitality industry for 17 years. The
16 Nov 2016 15:51
Ashif Scoops Chef Of The Year Title
2016 Moffat Salon Culinaire- Chef of the Year Winner, Mohammed Ashif of Shangri-La Fijian Resort and his wife Azmin Ashif at Denarau Island. Photo: Supplied

 

Winning the Chef of the Year 2016 title for Mohammed Ashif has been a great achievement for someone who has worked in the Hospitality industry for 17 years.

The Sigatoka born Chef of Shagri-La’s Fijian Resort at Yanuca Island along the Coral Coast follows in his father’s footsteps. He  worked for the same resort.

“My Father worked for the resort when I was growing up and it was a source of income for us growing up,” said the 38-year-old chef.

“So I just wanted to follow along that path.”

His success came in the Moffat Salon Culinaire held at Denarau during Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association’s HOTEC event.

Mr Ashif, who goes by the nickname Sippu in the industry, started as a kitchen hand and worked his way up over the years.

He recently got promoted to a sous chef.

Mr Ashif has been entering various competitions for the past years and he had taken the third prize last year for the same category that he finally took the top award in this year.

Mr Ashif attributes his success to his hardworking and supportive parents, his wife and his three children.

Also he gives credit to his mentors Rudolf Kunkel, executive chef at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort, and executive sous chef, Arnold Alphonsu.

His advice to aspiring chefs out there is to do their best and you will succeed in life.

He plans to conitnue to work in the same resort he is in now.

Edited by: Farzana nisha

 



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