Our highly talented team of professionals is found at the heart of our operations. Our motto is simple in this respect – we recruit the best, to deliver the best. As a result of the importance we give to our human resources, we can boast the most experienced team of professionals in this sector. All the members of this Management Team have achieved highly successful careers in the industry and an excellent reputation as leaders within their respective fields.
Chief Executive Officer. Edward D’Alessandro is a leading player in the catering industry. With over two decades of experience, Edward leads the Catermax team to deliver the best culinary services in Malta.
Edward graduated with a Diploma in Hotel and Catering from the School of Hotel, Catering and Tourism Studies in Malta in 1987. Since then he has successfully held a number of top level posts within the catering industry. His experience is vast and includes being responsible for over 1,000 international conferences, around 4,000 weddings and over 8,000 private events.
He has also overseen the catering for over 200 state dinners and around 200 other functions in connection with the Office of the Prime Minister. In 2005 he was responsible for the Commonwealth Heads of State catering service at the Mediterranean Conference Centre together with the Queen’s Banquet and the Heads of State Dinner at the Presidential Palace.
Director for Food & Beverage at CHI Hotels & Resorts. Stefan Hogan currently serves as a Director for Food & Beverage at CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI), the operating arm of the Corinthia Hotels brand and is the driving force behind a number of conceptual developments for new hotel restaurants in Abu Dhabi, St.Petersburg, Egypt, Rumania, Saudi Arabia and London. Mr. Hogan boasts vast experience in the management of high volume kitchens and dynamic F&B environments including 5 star hotel operations, flight catering and external catering.
Events Sales Executive. ‘Planning for Perfection’ – a concept that is certainly a core belief of Events Sales Executive, Diane Farrugia, whose passion for organizing events was evident at a very early age. Indeed, Diane followed her heart into the dynamic world of event organization and managed to turn her passion into a career.
Diane’s journey started out at the University of Malta where she attained a Bachelor of Honors in Communications & Sociology, an achievement that paved the way towards her dream job and helped her get to where she is today.
Diane embarked on her career by working in one of the luxury five star hotels in Malta, the Corinthia Hotel – St. George’s Bay, where she occupied the role of Banquet Sales Coordinator, and was responsible for coordinating all events at the hotel. In July 2013, Diane was offered the position of Events Sales Executive at Catermax and, with great enthusiasm, has been striving to ensure that all client expectations are exceeded, ever since.
Diane’s passion for events is continuously growing; she is currently reading for a MSc in Events Management whereby she aims to learn all there is to know about the industry and to further her career with Catermax.