The Mediterranean Culinary Academy

The Mediterranean Culinary Academy, Naxxar: Address, Phone Number, The Mediterranean Culinary Academy Reviews: 5/5

The Mediterranean Culinary Academy

The Mediterranean Culinary Academy
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Lessons & Workshops • Cooking Classes
About
The Mediterranean Culinary Academy (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.
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More than 3 hours
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Gabriele L
1 contribution
Cooking course
Feb. 2021 • Family
My nephew has just finished a cooking class and he really enjoyed every single class and he is getting more confident. Excellent teaching excellent course. Outstanding.
Written 7 March 2021
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Sara B
Island of Malta, Malta6 contributions
Great
Feb. 2021 • Solo
A great experience! Highly recommend the school...learning the technicalities of cooking (not just how to follow a receipe), highly motivated and experienced lecturers and a fun atmosphere. Learning by doing through the guidance of professionals makes this experience truly one to treasure. Thanks
Written 26 February 2021
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Hi Sara, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We hope to be able to welcome you back sometime soon. - Jessica
Written 3 March 2021
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michael m
San Gwann, Malta2 contributions
A short but deep dive into the world of meat preparation
Feb. 2021
Attended a 2 session meat butchery course. The course gives the "inside story" well before the cut of meat lands on your plate. I was surprise how much detail and attention goes into selecting and preparing the various meat elements. Very informative and hands on. At the end I had learnt more about meat preparation than in my whole life. The atmosphere created was that of fun in learning. A lot a side-line snippets were shared by the experienced master chef. The group size was perfect and the company also great - a wonderful social event which finished off with a casual drink and some tasting at the end. Participants then get to take the cuts home to show off their newly acquired skills. My wife was impressed! Highly recommended.
Written 26 February 2021
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Hi Michael, thank you for this! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself and learnt from this experience. - Jessica
Written 3 March 2021
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Emily F
Swieqi, Malta3 contributions
This is an incredible place to expand your skills on Mediterranean Cuisine
Jan. 2021
I took the class with Chef Ariel Guivi and he was incredible. I took the class 'Add Some Spice to Your Salad' last night. I had the best time and I learned so many new skills! I highly recommend this course, and all the courses offered if you want to expand your Mediterranean cooking knowledge. I am so happy that they are still offering classes during this time. Every table was spaced appropriately, every person wore their mask properly. The room was very clean and well sanitized. We all got to make our own meals instead of only watching someone cook in front of us. This was fully interactive and very well executed. I cannot say enough good things on this class!
Written 27 January 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the class and learned new culinary skills. We will ensure to pass on the fantastic feedback to Ariel. - We hope to welcome you back again soon. - Jessica
Written 27 January 2021
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TeriCamilleri
Island of Malta, Malta36 contributions
Lemon Meringue Pros in the making. Thank you MCA!
Nov. 2020
My husband and I attended the Lemon Meringue workshop. I held off from leaving a review until we dug into our pies at Sunday lunch... it was definitely worth the wait!

Our workshop was led by Megan Mercieca, who hardly needed to list her credentials for us to see that she was an absolute expert. She was knowledgeable, gentle but encouraging and had us all giggling together like old friends.

The space at The Pod was set up to be very Covid safe. We were a small group, everyone at their own socially distanced station (apart from myself and my husband who could stay close to each other).

All we had to do was show up empty handed, and the rest was prepared for us. Three hours flew by - we couldn't believe the time when they cracked open the wine and passed out slices of pre-prepped pie for us to taste... and then we got to enjoy it all over again this weekend when we proudly showed off our delicious creations to the family!
Written 22 November 2020
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Thank you Teri, we are so happy you had a fantastic time with us! We are very grateful to be able to carry on holding our workshops during these times and thankful for amazing customers like you. We hope to see you again soon, in the meantime enjoy the rest of your Lemon Meringue and happy baking - Jessica
Written 23 November 2020
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TraversTauss
Malta65 contributions
Great activity : )
Nov. 2020 • Solo
Been to quite a few courses with MCA now, 6 I believe! Yesterday tried another of their locations, The Pod in St. Julian’s. Another great setup with a good instructor as always. For all food lovers, these courses are a must, whether solo, couples of friends.
Written 19 November 2020
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Hi Matthew, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yet another one of our classes. Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again in December for the couples pasta class. - Jessica
Written 22 November 2020
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julius705
Sliema, Malta29 contributions
I’m a cook,
Nov. 2020
Just spent my third evening cooking at MCA and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m far from being a chef but at MCA learning is made easy and is thorough enjoyable. Somehow the food tastes better when you’ve cooked it yourself. I thoroughly recommend this as a great evening out.
Written 17 November 2020
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Hi Julius705 thanks for the lovely review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and learnt some new skills. We totally agree that food tastes better when you've cooked it yourself!! We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. - Jessica
Written 18 November 2020
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Gareth W
Sliema, Malta27 contributions
Fantastic evening spent and a delicious meal at the end
We had a fantastic evening to celebrate a birthday.
Ariel was a fantastic teacher, showing us lots of tips and tricks to make a fantastic stuffed, rolled pork loin with the smoothest, buttery mash you will eat.
Fun, hands on and delicious results. Thank you so much definitely worth looking into as a fun activity.
Written 15 November 2020
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Thank you so much for this kind review, we are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to welcome you back again soon - Jessica
Written 18 November 2020
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Carlo B
Valletta, Malta24 contributions
Great experience we will remember always.
Nov. 2020
Once again MCA helped us to a great family experience. While the pandemic makes it tough to get out and do things, the MCA took lots of precautions, but delivered another unforgettable experience.

We are repeat customers, so obviously we like it. But if you are visiting Malta, take the time to enjoy one of their classes, it will be the best excursion you take on your holiday. If you live in Malta like we do, and looking for something interesting to do, it is certainly that! Interesting and fun. We took the whole family, and I can tell you we completely enjoyed it! Its fun for couples as well - a good first date kind of thing!
Written 9 November 2020
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Carlon716 what a fantastic review, thank you so much for your kind words and support. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed themselves. Its comments like these that keep us motivated to carry on during these times. We hope to be able to welcome your family again sometime soon. Jessica
Written 12 November 2020
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Michela 2108
1 contribution
Challenging and fun
Nov. 2020
Seafood antipasti at The Pod with MCA and Chef Ariel. Learnt so many interesting skills and can now really appreciate what goes into the preparation of the delicious seafood antipasti I enjoy so much. Hygiene and social distancing were both given their full importance so we felt safe too. The food sampling , paired with some lovely chilled white wine was a delicious way to end a busy and interesting , even in my case, challenging evening . Don’t underestimate what it takes to fillet a raw fish...
Written 4 November 2020
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Hi Michela, we really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience with us. Thank you for all the positive feedback, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Jessica
Written 6 November 2020
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