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Staff Awards

Staff Awards for 2017

We Love to Reward our Employees


Working at AX The Palace in Sliema is not all about hard work. We also love to reward our employees for their successes and their achievements.

Mr Kevin Callus, General Manager at AX The Palace, believes that ‘rewarding your employees is very important. Appreciating hard work is one of the most solid motivators in the work place. So at the beginning of each year, a process is carried out to nominate and reward employees who have shown potential and determination during that year’.


Here are the 2017 winners for AX The Palace:

Ambitious Award – Summer 2017
Ariel Lungay

Trustworthy Award – Winter 2017
Audrey Fenech

MTA Star Awards and Finalists
Ivana Djonovic

Smile Champion
Neil Cauchi

Best Department Award 2017

TripAdvisor Award 2017
Andrew Toth


Congratulations to all!

Chef Xuereb

Joseph Xuereb wins Chef of the Year

20th February 2017

 Joseph Xuereb, Executive Chef at AX The Palace, Sliema wins Chef of the Year Award


The Executive Chef at AX The Palace, Sliema Joseph Xuereb is Malta’s Top Chef as he claimed this prestigious award during an extraordinary night for him at the fifth edition of the WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards gala dinner and ceremony.

Mr. Xuereb has been leading the kitchen brigade of AX The Palace since it first opened its doors in 2007 and played a big role in creating TemptAsian, the award-winning restaurant it is today. This attainment follows last year’s success, when two of the hotel’s restaurants, TemptAsian and The Tabloid, won two significant honours during the fourth edition of the WRMC Awards under the helm of Chef Xuereb.

I’m delighted to be part of this exceptional team and since the start of my career in the hospitality industry, I’ve always dreamt of reaching this goal and winning the title of Chef of the Year. This success wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my team as over the past years they have been instrumental to the achievement of our restaurants at the hotel, said Mr Xuereb.

The WRMC Awards are organised on a yearly basis, during which awards are given to establishments and members of the industry who would have offered the highest levels of service from the 120 establishments surveyed. The establishments and members of the industry are directly surveyed and inspected by professional survey teams.