Our Values


A dynamic syllabus, which encourages and promotes research into the science of culinary arts, while also encouraging staff and students to understand the human story of nourishment.


The academy’s primary goal is to be a cathedral of professionalism. This will be achieved by promoting a meritocratic and fair system both with staff and students, as well as providing an earnest environment for personal professional development


The food system's effects on the planet will be a focal point of the academy, because the generations that follow have as much a right to a healthy planet as the generations of today.

About us

The first product driven culinary academy

The Mediterranean Culinary Academy (MCA) is the first educational establishment of its kind anywhere in the region and will be the first product-driven food academy in the world. Based in Valletta, Malta, the MCA is focused on giving its students the technical abilities to excel in any culinary role – whether they are home cooks or professionals. It is intrinsically committed to developing Mediterranean cuisine in particular, as well as leading the way with regards to sustainable agricultural practices.

Chef Instructors

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David Vella

David’s passion for culinary arts sparked at the age of 15 whilst working a summer job waiting tables...


Ariel Guivi

Ariel’s passion for food and cooking started when he was 14 years old and still living in Argentina...


Megan Mercieca

 Megan's food career started with a diploma in Food Preparation and Production to get a good foundation. Her final year ...

Our Network


Fish4tomorrow aims to create a culture of sustainable fishing and seafood consumption in Malta and Gozo.



The Definitively Good Guide

The guide and its website are Malta’s foremost reference for lovers of restaurant dining.


Breeds of Origin

Breeds of origin is a non-profit organisation working to protect the indigenous breeds, native species, subspecies, and cultivated varieties of the Maltese islands.

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