9 Medals and 4 Trophies at Top Culinary Competition in Malta

9 Medals and 4 Trophies at Top Culinary Competition in Malta

The Grain Team Placed First in Five Entries and Second in Four Entries


Grain’s kitchen brigade have added to their list of achievements 9 medals and 4 trophies from the Malta Kulinarja cookery and culinary arts competition. Grain entered into 9 categories in which the team placed first in five and second place in four. The competition was held at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali by the Malta Chefs Society from the 27th to the 30th January 2020.


Mentored by our head chef Victor Borg, the Grain team consisted of chefs Gabriel Caruana, Michele Sammut, Sheldon Sammut and Maeva. The Grain dream team successfully took home a GOLD medal in the category Cook and Serve, a GOLD PLUS TROPHY in the category Junior Maltese Team and Chopped Mystery Box, a SILVER BEST IN CLASS AND TROPHY in the category Senior Traditional Maltese Dish, a SILVER BEST IN CLASS in the category Pork Dishes, a SILVER MEDAL in the categories Fish Dishes, Pork Dishes Practical Team and Gran Prix. Our chef, Sheldon Sammut, was also awarded the BEST JUNIOR COMPETITOR OVERALL.


Ms Claire Zammit Xuereb, Hospitality Director claims that this is a prestigious honour for AX Hotels. ‘The kitchen brigade at Grain achieved a great milestone in the culinary industry and I am very proud of this accomplishment. Our goal is to keep on investing in our people to give the very best result and service on the local market. Well done to all the team at Grain. AX Hotels is proud to have you’.


The competition is held every two years and its aim is to showcase the latest trends and innovations in the catering industry. With over 200 leading professionals taking part in this competition, chefs battle out to win Malta’s prestigious culinary awards. Malta Kulinarija is held under the auspices of WACS – World Association of Chefs Societies, therefore, it is necessary that international judges are present to officiate the event, together with the Malta Chef’s Society.


Competitors have a focused platform to showcase their products and services to the judges throughout the 4 days of the event, with further networking opportunities throughout the exhibition.


Our Grain chefs have surely made their mark this year! Well done to all the team!


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