Archives for February, 2016

18 Feb 2016


The third edition of VIVANDA took place at MFCC from the 18th till the 21st of February 2016. VIVANDA is an International culinary event focused on Euro Mediterranean gastronomical traditions, cultures and innovations. During this culinary event hundreds of trade visitors are given the opportunity to encounter innovations in the world of food and drink.

the chefRenowned chef Martin Camilleri, was manning the only restaurant ‘The Chef Brasserie’ during the event having the restaurant open from 10:00hrs to 22:00hrs throughout. He was using various AppleCore Foods cheese and salami including brands like: Beretta, Windyridge, Castello and Italia Doc. A Beretta cheese board was given with every platter purchased.


Various chefs’ challenges were held, during which local and foreign chefs competed to win prestigious awards and accolades, all under the patronage of the World Association of Chefs Societies – WACS.

> 8 fully appointed competition ready kitchens

> 60 exhibitors and suppliers to the catering industry
> 350 professional chefs
> 8000+ visitors over 4 days
> 50 hours of professional cooking competitions
> 320 Parade des Chefs fine dining dinners served

Educational talks and entertainment were not lacking during the whole event. Visitors could learn about new products, support the chefs competing, food tasting and also activities for kids. This made the exhibition environment more interesting and attractive to the visitors.


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9 Feb 2016

Hosting the Blood Donation Unit


On the 9th of February 2016, The Mobile Blood Donation Unit was stationed at Hardrocks Business Park in front of AppleCore Foods Premises between 8:30 and 13:00. AppleCore Foods offered to welcome the Unit in front of its premises and provided power supply throughout the morning.

Following the procedure for donating blood, people working at the Business Park were advised and encouraged to give blood during those hours. There was a good turnout of people on that day making the event a successful one.blood transfusion

Jonathan Dalli, Managing Director at the Concept Stadium, the boutique marketing consultancy firm that organised the initiative, explained that “This is what Corporate Social Responsibility is truly about. It’s not just about talking about it, or promoting it, but actually doing it. We’re extremely grateful for everyone’s support and it’s great to see so many companies from various industries within the Hardrocks Business Park coming together. We encourage other business hubs to follow suit.”

View the article on The Malta Independent: ‘Bags of Blood donated at Hardrocks Business Park’

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