JOALI BEING welcomes Head Chef Patrick Godborg
Posted on: 3/22/2023, 1:10:16 PM
In March 2023, Head Chef Patrick Godborg was welcomed to JOALI BEING, the first wellness island retreat in the Maldives, for a 5-course unique dining experience. Chef Patrick introduced delicacies like Danish cream puffs made with local ingredients, sustainable fish prepared in the Scandinavian way with pumpkin, and more to the Indian Ocean location.
JOALI BEING has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and progress of local communities, from conducting virtual education sessions for university students on International Women's Day to hosting an appreciation event for healthcare workers on International Nurses' Day. During its first opening year, a skills workshop for local kids with football legend Diego Simeone and another one with German tennis star Alexander Zverev was organised. The wellbeing retreat has also created multiple hospitality internships for Maldivian aspirants to inspire the next generation, as part of JOALI's ongoing community outreach programmes. Chef Patrick started his career in culinary school thanks to a friend and found his passion for cooking.
Chef Patrick has achieved his goals of becoming a Michelin-star chef and showcasing the concepts of cooking and being sustainable at the same time. Both JOALI properties are home to their own organic garden filled with homegrown herbs and fish and seafood are locally sourced from fishermen from neighbouring islands. The Learning Centre offers a series of educational workshops and experiential classes with wellbeing experts, culinary maestros, and herbalists. JOALI BEING is home to 68 exclusive guest villas with pools, consisting of 33 beach villas and 35 water villas. It features unique transformational spaces that allow guests to immerse in elemental therapies and healing experiences. The retreat is committed to nature immersive and responsible travel, and is the pathway to true "weightlessness".