Grain’s kitchen brigade has added nine medals and four trophies to their list of achievements from the Malta Kulinarja cookery and culinary arts competition.

Grain entered into nine 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 27-30th January 2020.

The restaurant, in Valletta, is the latest addition to the AX Hotels chain. The team was made up of chefs Gabriel Caruana, Michele Sammut, Sheldon Sammut and Maeva.

Head chef Victor Borg mentored the team, helping them take home a gold medal in the Cook and Serve category, a gold plus trophy in the Junior Maltese Team and Chopped Mystery Box categories, a silver best in class trophy in the Senior Traditional Maltese Dish category, a silver best in class in the Pork Dishes category and a silver medal in the Fish Dishes, Pork Dishes Practical Team and Gran Prix categories.

The Grain Team’s chef, Sheldon Sammut, was also awarded Best Junior Competition 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,” she said.

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 four days of the event, with further networking opportunities throughout the exhibition.

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