Stephen La Rosa

Having graduated with Honours from the Culinary Institute of America, Stephen was recruited by top Michelin starred dining establishments Per Se in New York, Quince in San Francisco and Hélène Darroze at The Connaught in London.

2017 saw his return to Malta to take on the role of Chief Culinary Officer at the Mediterranean Culinary Academy, where he is trusted with culminating relationships with local farmers and producers to work towards developing a network of like-minded, holistic individuals in the food and beverage community. These relations facilitate the creativity behind the recipes and menu concepts for the Academy.

This initial educational journey is an appropriate reflection of his primary focus for the school: to discover and respect the culinary potential of the Islands by passing on culinary techniques, both classic and contemporary, through the story and traditions of the Mediterranean in as holistic a means as possible.


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