GOURMET CUISINE AT ÀNI
YOUR OWN PRIVATE EXECUTIVE CHEF
Food is a huge part of the “wow” experience at ÀNI Private Resorts, where guests can look forward to luxury resort dining that features fresh ingredients and inspired chef creations.
With a single group in residence, you’ll have the full attention of each property’s Executive Chef and his team – not only for delivering mouth-watering menus customized to meet your specific tastes, but also for cooking classes where both adults and kids alike can learn local recipes and study techniques and the ingredients for world-class international cuisine.
ÀNI offers a true fine dining experience with each meal — an experience that sets us apart from traditional luxury resorts. Learn more about our LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
OUR EXECUTIVE CHEFS
Let ÀNI’s four Executive Chefs work their magic to create a customized fine dining culinary experience for you and your guests.
Chef Sweets – ÀNI ANGUILLA
A Caribbean treasure, Chef Kelston “Sweets” Connor grew up in Anguilla and started his career within a few of the islands 5 star resorts. Over his 7+ years with ÀNI, he trained in London and New York at several Michelin starred restaurants – as well as at our 2 other resorts in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Dominican Republic. Our guests love both his wide range of modern international cuisine along with some amazingly fresh Caribbean seafood and BBQ.
Chef Yao – ÀNI THAILAND
With us from opening, Chef Yao previously cooked at the Amanpuri and was the private chef for one of the Thai Royal princesses. Needless to say that if you love Thai food, you’ll be mad about Chef Yao. His international training shines through as well with a broad selection of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Western fare. Make sure to have Chef Yao show you his fruit carving talents for which he is a master.
Chef Cyril – ÀNI SRI LANKA
Having trained at numerous 5-star resorts across the Maldives, and the Amanwella resort in Sri Lanka, Chef Cyril brings a wealth of talent and experience to ÀNI, and we’ve been lucky to have him with us since the beginning. Although quite soft-spoken, his culinary skills speak loudly. He is consistently being asked for the recipes for his classic Sri Lanka and Indian Curries as well as his exquisite range of European Cuisine
Chef Juan – ÀNI DOMINICAN
After searching wide across the Dominican Republic for our Executive Chef, we were fortunate to find Chef Juan – a local to our hometown – working at a 5-star resort just hours away. Classically trained in international cuisine, Chef Juan truly delights with Mexican, Asian, and Indian inspired menus. The baking classes he does with his pastry Chef are always a big hit with the kids.
LUXURY RESORT MEETS GOURMET CUISINE AT ÀNI
– Allergies, dietary restrictions, and general food preferences for each guest are considered for every meal. Our Chefs have vegan, low-carb, gluten-free, and kosher/halal variations for all their best dishes. They are adept at creating variations on the same menu, so everyone can dine with their own preferences – as simple or as decadent as they’d like.
– Our Executive Chefs have honed their skills at world-class restaurants and cross-trained between our resorts. This breadth of experience and training means our guests have a wide range of cuisines, techniques, and flavors to discover.
– Specialized cooking classes and competitions (think “Chopped”) for both adults and kids.
– A team of sous Chefs, pastry Chefs, and/or other kitchen staff supports our Executive Chef for full-board gourmet dining – offering delights and surprises with every meal.
*All resorts are full-board except Anguilla where we offer full breakfast plus snacks and then lunch or dinner each day. As Anguilla is such a foodie island, we plan itineraries that include a sampling of some “best of” restaurants for lunches and dinners. For a modest upcharge, guests can opt for full-board for any days they wish – offered flexibly each day.
UNMATCHED CULINARY EXPERIENCES
There is nothing quite like having a luxury villa with private chef at ÀNI. Each meal is designed to please the senses and create a lasting impression, whether you crave contemporary fusion cuisine or more traditional comfort foods. Your culinary journey incorporates delectable ingredients, award-winning wines, and gastronomic creations that will exceed your expectations.
Superlative gourmet cuisine is a passion at ÀNI. Enjoy 5-star dining and impeccable service throughout your stay with us. Our Executive Chefs bring a level of creativity and authenticity that raises the bar, elevating your entire culinary experience.
Our Chefs take pride in crafting globally-inspired dishes that cater to the most discerning of foodies. Dining here is as exceptional as the sweeping views and stunning tropical surroundings. Menu specialties range the gamut from grilled Mahi Mahi wrapped in banana leaves and fresh conch salad to vegetable curry and flavorful chicken satay.
As always, guests are welcome to plan menus with our culinary team for the duration of their stay, ensuring an exciting yet bespoke feast for the palate.