From a humble beginning with his family’s bakery in Qormi to a top-level career as Executive Chef at some of Malta’s foremost dining destinations. We meet Executive Chef Joe Vella at his new house in Rabat and he guides us through his early kneading days to becoming one of Malta’s most prominent and loved Chefs.
Continental Purchasing was founded in 1928 by the late Joseph M. Cuschieri, a sole trader who at the time was importing textiles, clothes for women and children, confectionery and mineral water, besides also running a printing press. Fast-forward almost thirty years, Joseph’s youngest son Alfred felt the need to diversify the company from the importation of textiles to that of hospitality and catering.
Mark Weingard, the businessman, philanthropist and entrepreneur, was kind enough to take some time from his exceptionally busy schedule so that I could pick his brains on everything from Iniala, his super luxury new hotel opening next year in Valletta, to his favourite eateries in Malta.