In honor of World Environment Day, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa debuted its avant-garde carbon-free menu. The resort's continuous dedication to sustainability is demonstrated by this project, which also demonstrates its efforts to comply with Marriott International's "Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction" and to offer guests a top-notch dining experience while minimizing its environmental effect.
The resort's culinary staff takes great satisfaction in providing guests with the freshest and healthiest dining selections, under the direction of Executive Chef Riccardo Pinna. The resort makes a point of using veggies that are picked right from its very own Chef's Garden, demonstrating its commitment to ecological techniques. The Chef's Garden is a flourishing green oasis that covers an astonishing 130m2. It is home to a variety of plants, including tomatoes, lettuce, okra, bringers, basil, chillies, lemongrass, and many more. Our landscapers, under the direction of Ali Thakan, diligently tend to these organically grown veggies, assuring a consistent supply of fresh produce that greatly lowers the resort's carbon footprint.
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa places a strong emphasis on helping local communities and lowering food miles in addition to providing fresh organic vegetables. The resort buys its fish directly from regional fishermen who use sustainable fishing techniques. The resort makes sure that visitors may enjoy the flavors of the Maldivian seas while limiting the carbon footprint associated with long-distance travel by working with local vendors.
The Carbon Free menu at Sea Salt Restaurant is available for dinner and features a variety of traditional dishes like Organic Watermelon and Tomato Jam with Local Coconut and Basil, Reef Fish Cooked in Coconut Water and Furanafushi Spinach, Reef Lobster Stew with Frisee Lettuce and Lemongrass, and much more. Each meal shows the rich flavors created from organic, locally sourced ingredients and symbolizes the resort's continuous dedication to sustainability.
General Manager, Mohamed El Aghoury, who is a proponent of environmental stewardship, stated, "At Sheraton Maldives, we recognize that every action counts when it comes to maintaining our planet. A major step towards reducing our ecological footprint while still providing our customers with great culinary experiences is the launch of our carbon-free menu. Additionally, he said that by growing a variety of plants, the resort maintains a consistent supply of organic vegetables, greatly reducing its carbon footprint and improving the quality of its meals.
The resort participated in the community on World Environment Day by planning a special planting exercise for their young visitors. Through interactive learning, we hope to help kids develop a sense of connection with the natural world and encourage sustainable lifestyles early on. In addition to the more than 65 different kinds of plants that naturally grow on the island, the resort planted 50 dwarf hybrid coconut trees with the assistance of senior visitors.