The Team

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.

Michael Iavarone

Chief Operations Officer. Michael Iavarone brings over 15 years of extensive experience in the hospitality sector, both in leisure and corporate markets including; commercial restaurants, prestige corporate facility management services, retail café bars and deli, events and hospitality management and various project management whilst working within global 5 star hotels, one of UK’s leading contract catering companies and events market leader organisation.

His specialties: Delivering a five star customer service, focus on attention to detail, food development, business innovation and ensuring that all production and service areas run cost effectively to achieve best financial and client satisfaction results.

Rowena Spiteri

Executive Sales Manager. Rowena Spiteri is the Executive Sales Manager at Catermax, working hand in hand with the company’s senior management. Rowena’s key responsibility within the operation is the organisation of events and ensuring the smooth running of operations, with daily responsibilities ranging from issuing quotes to following up on requests, contracting and reporting. She is also in charge of the sales and co-ordination of local and foreign weddings.


Jean Paul Pavia

Sales and Operations Executive. Jean Paul is a Sales and Operations Executive at Catermax, also working hand in hand with the company’s senior management. Jean’s key responsibility within the operation is the organization of events within the Local Corporate Scene, with daily responsibilities ranging from issuing quotes to following up on requests, contracting and reporting.


Diane Farrugia

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.


George Borg

Head of Food & Beverage Gozo Operations. The ambassador of Gozo cuisine. George Borg, local chef from Sannat Gozo heads the operations of Catermax Gozo.
George won various prestige cooking awards throughout his career by featuring recipes based on local seasonal products, highlighting the unique tastes and attributes of the Gozitan products through innovative ideas that respect culinary tradition.

George’s experience and dedication is also extremely strong in running of various types of events and other catering services delivering excellent customer satisfaction.

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Reuben Miceli

Chef de Cuisine. Reuben Miceli he occupies the position of Chef de Cuisine. He has received a number of prestigious awards throughout his professional career, including the Gold Medal in the Junior Chef of the Year Competition 2006 and 2 Silver Medals during the Malta Kulinarja of 2007.


Ronnie Caruana

Group Head Pastry Chef . Ronnie Caruana is Catermax’s esteemed Head Pastry Chef. The multi-award winning chef has won numerous awards, including Best Overall Dessert, three Gold Medals and three Silver Medals at Le Salon Culinaire International De Malte 2007.


Kevin Arpa

Chef at the Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay. Kevin Arpa currently holds the position of Executive Chef at the Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay and has won a string of awards throughout his career. Throughout the years he has received a total of 6 Gold, 16 Silver and 14 Bronze medals at the WACS Culinary competitions as well as various awards in local culinary competitions.


Anna Fenech

Tutor for Food Handlers. Anna Fenech is a licensed Pharmacist as well as a licensed Medical Laboratory Scientist; she is an approved tutor for food handlers by the Food Safety Commission (Malta).