The Slowlife Diaries

The Tastemakers

Meet the Tastemakers – the individuals who together create a unique and unexpected dining experience that will take your breath away.

The Tastemakers – Sira

Sira, starting your day with a smile A familiar face for guests at Soneva Fushi, Sira has hosted the legendary breakfast at Mihiree Mithaa for over two decades. Always ready to greet you with a gleaming smile (not to mention an uncanny ability … Read more

The Tastemakers – Chef Benz

Chef Benz, cooking Thai cuisine from the heart With an innate skill for crafting the most exquisite dishes from fresh local fare, Chef Benz’s incredible culinary talents were discovered by Sonu and Eva. At her eponymous Benz’s Restaurant, tucked … Read more

The Tastemakers – Sommeliers at Soneva

Meet the Sommeliers who marry wine with moments and emotions “Tell me who you are and I’ll tell you what you drink.” Take a voyage of wine discovery with Soneva’s Sommeliers, whose expertise spans the globe and the rich history of wine.. … Read more

The Tastemakers – The Crab Shack

From the lagoons of Sri Lanka to the Maldives, meet the man who helms The Crab Shack Priyantha is the head chef at The Crab Shack at Soneva Jani, recently voted the world’s most romantic restaurant by CNN Travel. He grew up on a diet of lagoon … Read more

The Tastemakers – Chef David

Meet the Tastemaker: Chef David, the Brit who’s blazing trails at Soneva Kiri From northern England to some of the world’s finest establishments, Chef David thrives on challenge and creativity. David knew from the very first time that he walked … Read more

The Tastemakers – Chef Gyoten

Meet Michelin-starred Tastemaker Chef Kenji Gyoten A third-generation sushi master, Chef Kenji Gyoten’s entire life has been interwoven with the art of sushi – he even took some of his first steps in his grandfather’s kitchen. One of Soneva’s … Read more

The Tastemakers – Chef Sobah

Chef Sobah, championing Maldivian cuisine Maldivian born and bred, Chef Sobah is considered one of the pioneers of his islands’ rich culinary heritage. As a child, his family’s main source of income came from fishing, and he would help his … Read more