Meet the Team: Trevin, Meeru’s Chef de Cuisine

Chef Trevin – Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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 GunasekeraMeeru’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. 

Chef Trevin – Meeru Island Maldives

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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Meeru Reaches 10K Guest Review on Tripadvisor!

Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives Reaches 10,000 Guest Reviews on Tripadvisor

Meeru Island Has Passed 10,000 Guest Reviews on Tripadvisor

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is proud and excited to announce another monumental achievement for reaching the 10,000 mark in review numbers with an


 rating on Tripadvisor – one of the most popular and reputable online review websites, ranking hotels and resorts based on travellers’ feedback.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our guests for their genuine feedback, love, and support. You not only consider Meeru as your second tropical home away from home, but also share the memories of your holiday experiences in our palm-fringed paradise on Tripadvisor. 

Recent reviews on Tripadvisor about holidays spent at Meeru Island: 

Dream Vacation
Luisa G, Braga District Portugal

“A dream vacation in paradise. An excellent resort with very kind and attentive staff, comfortable accommodation and delicious and diverse food. Meeru Island and the resort are the ideal place to rest, relax and bathe in the sea at any time of day..”

A Paradise on Earth
Kata777, Spain

“We had unforgettable holidays in Meeru Island Resort. Even if I would try I couldn’t find anything negative. The island was a paradise, most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life. The beaches clean, white and the water crystal clear. The villas we stayed (two different type of water villas) were impeccable and the views breathtaking. There were also many activities you could do so it was impossible to get bored. The food in n the buffet was incredible, no words to describe… And the staff all very helpful and kind. The whole experience was a complete success and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking of visiting Maldives..”

Perfect Getaway
Tiffany, Doha, Qatar

“Everything is great! Reception is very accommodating. Our villa is spacious for 3 (2 adults and a child). Food is very tasty. Staff are really good. I highly recommend this resort to my family and friends. Thank you and will definitely come back..”

I Couldn’t Have Wished for a Better Honeymoon
Shayke05, Limburg Province, The Netherlands

“This island resort is everything! Stayed here for our honeymoon for 2 weeks and it was perfect! So peaceful, so quiet..  you can really relax here. Everything was perfect, our room was so beautiful and had the perfect view over the sea, we were always surprised by our new neighbours that were just casually swimming by (reef sharks, rays, and big fish) even a little bit further down there was a turtle which we sometimes saw when snorkeling. The food was perfect and very different every day, it never got bored..”

Meeru Island Reaches 10,000 Guest Reviews on Tripadvisor

Many guests speak highly of Meeru’s upscale accommodations, from the cosy comfort of Garden Rooms to the exclusive Jacuzzi Water Villas, the island’s natural beauty, the exquisite culinary offerings, and the myriad of things to do. 

Furthermore, while it is true that Meeru is an expansive resort, that does not hinder the property from offering a welcoming atmosphere and heartfelt service – as seen in thousands of guest reviews – and we owe it to our passionate and dedicated team members. 

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