JOALI BEING Welcomes Award-Winning Chef Bettina Campolucci Bordi

8 November 2023

On the pristine isle of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll, JOALI BEING - the first wellbeing island of its kind in the Maldives - is partnering with distinguished plant based and sustainability-led chef, Bettina Campolucci Bordi of Bettina’s Kitchen, this festive season.


An authority on green cuisine, Bettina’s residency will encompass a community cooking workshop for women from the archipelago’s island of Dhuvaafaru - in support of local NGO, Dhuvaafaru Zuvaanunge Jamiyyaa - as well as an exclusive dining experience and a cooking workshop for sojourners staying within the Maldivian oasis; both hosted by the culinary aesthete herself.

The intimate workshop - taking place on 30 December at The Culinary Learning Centre is in support of JOALI BEING’s ‘Joy of Empowering Women through Farming’ initiative, which aims to provide training and raise awareness about installing hydroponic systems within the home, enabling women to grow vegetables and generate income. The selection of participants will be a collaborative effort between the Dhuvaafaru Women's Development Committee and the NGO.



The imaginative JOALI BEING x Bettina’s Kitchen dining experience - exhibiting the visionary’s eco-conscious artistry - will take place on 29 December at FLOW Restaurant traversing a menu that boasts a significant focus on foraged ingredients, locally sourced where possible. From a three-way pumpkin platter to a Garden of JOALI celebration of vegan fare, to an adaptogenic sweet concoction of cacao nibs, chocolate mousse and aquafaba meringue, the spread is sure to tantalise the palates of island residents.


"It's truly an honour to unite with JOALI BEING as we craft a menu that's a testament to sustainability, harnessing the bounty of local, seasonal produce. Every dish is not just a meal, but a story - influenced by culture, the beauty around us, and the heart of each ingredient. Together, in our workshops, we'll explore and celebrate the magic of plant-based cuisine, igniting passion and curiosity in every bite." Bettina Campolucci Bordi.


The 20 pax dining experience and workshop is bookable through JOALI BEING for staying guests.

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