Master Sushi Chef Satoshi Tsuru Brings Culinary Magic to the Maldives

Master Sushi Chef Satoshi Tsuru Brings Culinary Magic to the Maldives

Saturday 8th of June 2024

In an exciting first for the Maldives, Atmosphere Core has announced a unique collaboration with internationally-renowned Japanese Sushi Chef Satoshi Tsuru. This partnership promises to elevate the culinary skills of the resort group’s chefs through a series of masterclasses, focusing on the intricate art of sushi-making and Japanese cuisine.

A Unique Culinary Collaboration

Recognizing the growing demand for Asian cuisine and the freshest Indian Ocean seafood, Atmosphere Core has invited Chef Tsuru to bring his decades of expertise to their chefs. Known for his meticulous attention to detail, Chef Tsuru’s visit marks a significant milestone in the Maldives’ culinary scene. His masterclasses will be held at the upcoming 5-star resort ‘RAAYA by Atmosphere’ and the flagship private island resort ‘OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI’.

Culinary Masterclasses by Chef Satoshi Tsuru

Anupam Banerjee, Vice President of Food & Beverage at Atmosphere Core, spearheaded this innovative collaboration. In preparation for the launch of ‘RAAYA by Atmosphere’ on July 4th, a collective of top international head chefs has been participating in knowledge-sharing sessions. These classes aim to introduce new and advanced culinary techniques to the team at RAAYA.

Banerjee shared, “We are taking our cross-training approach to the highest level by inviting Chef Satoshi Tsuru. His signature approach to ‘Sushi Happiness’ will guide our chefs in the traditional craftsmanship of Japanese cuisine using local ingredients from the Maldives. Chef Tsuru’s experience from Japan’s historic sushi restaurants, particularly the world-famous ‘Ginza Shop’ in Tokyo, will be invaluable.”

Enhancing Culinary Excellence at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI

The collaboration extends to OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI, Atmosphere Core’s premier flagship private island resort. Here, Chef Tsuru will conduct masterclasses, further enhancing the skills of the island’s already highly regarded chefs. These sessions aim to develop in-house talent and acknowledge the existing skills within the team.

“These classes are as rewarding as they are educational,” Banerjee added. “I am confident that each participant will gain a deep appreciation for Chef Tsuru’s talent and the artistry of Japanese cuisine.”

Chef Tsuru’s Perspective

Expressing his enthusiasm, Chef Satoshi Tsuru said, “It is an honor to be invited by Atmosphere Core and Anupam Banerjee. Japanese cooking is an art form that requires a perfect balance of ingredients and craftsmanship. My goal is to teach not only about flavors and ingredients but also the precision of knifesmanship and presentation.”

Exclusive Guest Experiences

Guests at RAAYA by Atmosphere can look forward to experiencing Chef Tsuru’s culinary delights from July 4th to 6th, while those at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI can enjoy his craftsmanship from July 10th to 12th. This unique opportunity allows guests to taste the exquisite dishes prepared by a master sushi chef, adding an unforgettable highlight to their stay.

This collaboration between Atmosphere Core and Chef Satoshi Tsuru underscores the group’s commitment to culinary excellence and innovation. By bringing world-class expertise to the Maldives, Atmosphere Core is setting new standards in the hospitality industry. Whether you are a guest or a chef, the masterclasses with Chef Tsuru promise an enriching and inspiring experience.

For more information and to book your stay, visit or contact the resort directly. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to enjoy the finest Japanese cuisine and witness culinary artistry in the Maldives.