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Chefs win Grand Slam at the Malta Kulinarja 2013


VALLETTA, MALTA, November 2013: The Grand Hotel Excelsior, Malta’s youngest and most vibrant 5 star hotel in Malta has won the largest share of awards and medals for culinary excellence at the Malta Kulinarja Cookery and Culinary Arts Championships. This bi-annual event is organised by the Malta Chefs Society and was held between 14 and 17 November 2013.

Under Executive Head Chef Roderick Vella’s leadership, the brigade of chefs won the prestigious Parade de Chefs, Best Senior Competitor, Senior Practical Team, the Pastry Chef of the Year, Junior Chef of the Year and over sixty culinary medals. Team Excelsior demonstrated talent, dedication, skill and the highest 5-star standards of quality and presentation and winning no less than five out of seven most valuable awards. The Team was made up of Roderick Vella, David Pulis, Melvin Sammut, David Tanti, Adrian Buttigieg, Clayton Mifsud, Matthew Bonsfield, Duncan Camilleri, Ryan Galea, Gordon Bonello, Michael Paul Zacharia, VeliKoruk, Karl Desira, Charles Aquilina, Matthew Farrugia, Keith Cachia, Michelle Curmi, Kyle Baldacchino, Rosant Saliba and Brendon Young.

For this occasion General Manager Norbert Grixti said “These achievements reflect the leading role that the Excelsior plays in the culinary innovation of the Maltese hospitality market, reinforcing the hotel’s Food & Beverage 5-star excellence philosophy for Cuisine Without Compromise. Since opening its doors in 2007, the Grand Hotel Excelsior has invested significantly in its kitchen brigade and we can modestly say that we have a talented and dedicated team. Every team member works with a passion in order to deliver an unforgettable experience to all our guests. We really mean our brand promise “Live the Grand Life”.”

This Christmas you have the opportunity to experience our 5-star excellence and discover a new culinary wonderland. Book your table at some of the top Restaurants in Malta by making a reservation at the Grand Hotel Excelsior on 21250520 or email

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