Meet the Meeru Team: Trevin Gunasekera
The culinary experience is a highlight at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, and for many of our guests, it is one of the reasons they keep coming back to our palm-fringed paradise, year after year.
For this ‘Meet the Meeru Team’ blog series, meet Trevin Gunasekera, Meeru’s Chef de Cuisine, one of our dedicated kitchen team members behind all the deliciousness on the island.
Originally from Sri Lanka, Trevin works as a Chef de Cuisine at Asian Wok and has been with the property for over 14 years.
He joined Meeru in 2007 as a Sushi Teppanyaki Chef and has had the opportunity to progress over the years.
Tell me about yourself. What is it like to be a chef at the resort?
I decided to become a chef because I love cooking and seeing others enjoy the food I prepare for them.
Cooking makes me happy, and it has always been my dream to become a great chef. It is a fulfilling profession that allows me to learn new things every day. When I serve meals to anyone, I always put in all my passion, love, and hard work.
How did you start your journey of becoming a chef?
I started my career working in kitchens during my twenties. After finishing my training at a culinary school, I had the opportunity to work at ‘Mount Royal Beach Hotel’ in Sri Lanka. Later on, I joined Hilton Colombo and worked for the hotel’s Japanese Restaurant for 14 years. Thus, I brought all my culinary experiences with me here at Meeru Island.
How did you come to be in the Maldives?
Crown & Champa Resorts’ (management company of Meeru Island Resort & Spa) previous CEO used to be a regular customer at Hilton Colombo. I used to serve him with his guests, and he was the one who opened the doors for me to where I am at Meeru now.
What do you love most about working at Meeru Island?
Working at Meeru is excellent. The management looks after all employees well by providing great recreational facilities and staff accommodation. I particularly love the staff swimming pool and gym. Additionally, we are like a big family here, and it gives me a good feeling, especially when you are away from home.
What hobbies do you enjoy in your free time?
I enjoy going to the gym, listening to great music, watching movies, and chatting with friends.
What is your favourite dining option amongst the wide selection of culinary offerings at the resort?
I like the Teppanyaki dining experience at Asian Wok. It is where our chefs grill, flip, and cook an assort of seafood, meats, and vegetables on a flaming table right in front of guests – it is like a live cooking show but in true Japanese style!
What culinary experience will you recommend guests to try?
I recommend that they try our special dinners at the Asian Wok beach, such as the Seafood & Lobster, BBQ, and Full Moon. Guests can enjoy a delectable array of food according to their own liking, tastes, and preferences.
To learn more about our dining experiences, you may visit Dining at Meeru Island Resort & Spa »
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