Our Values

Education

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.

Professionalism

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

Sustainability

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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Stephen La Rosa

Having graduated with Honours from the Culinary Institute of America, Stephen was recruited by top Michelin starred dining establishments Per Se...

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Keith Abela

Keith Abela’s interest in catering began at a young age, when he spent a lot of time in the restaurant kitchen ran by his grandfather....

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Debbie Schembri

After graduating with a BA in English she decided to take her love of food further by turning a hobby into a career by taking up...

Our Network

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

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fish4tomorrow

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

The Definitively Good Guide

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

Breeds of Origin

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