If you haven’t heard of her yet, apart from the stirring jealousy of you trying The Golden Fork for the first time; knowing Letizia Vella, a culinary virtuoso whose
love for cooking has propelled her to remarkable heights, is knowing her food.
Being a Chef is a way of life. Seeing guests appreciate my finished dishes gives me immense satisfaction and motivates me to keep cooking. For me, being a Chef and restaurant owner is not just about making money, it's about providing a great experience for my clients, which is far more rewarding than financial gain.
Celebrating excellence is a privilege. In the world of a Chef, every service is a celebration of their diners' experience within their restaurant. For Chef Kevin Bonello, the privilege of celebrating exquisite menus is a duty he artistically performs through his role as Culinary Director of the Xara Collection.
The recipe for an excellent Chef is unique.
Much like the signature dishes that chefs
develop through the years, their characters,
principles and aspirations for their trade are
moulded out of the experiences and lessons
Michelin means something in the culinary world. In fact, it means a whole lot. Michelin means quality, consistency, personality, mastery and value. And if you’ve visited Chef Jonathan Brincat’s Noni, you will completely understand how and why their Valletta facade features a shiny red plaque with an instantly recognizable Michelin Star, right there in plain sight.
From starting out in sandwich shops to studying in London and making it to the MasterChef quarter finals, Sean Gravina has had a trendsetting career on the local culinary scene. Here, he looks back on some of the highlights and challenges, and opens up about what could lie ahead.