A Day In The Life of Junior Café Supervisor

Of Sicilian and Maltese descent, Rosario Saddemi infuses the atmosphere at The Cake Box Park Towers (St. Julian’s) with enthusiasm and positive work ethic. Frequenting customers offer him hurried salutes as they make their way to work, whilst others make pit stops at the counter for a quick chat whilst he’s brewing their hot drink.

Rosario – commonly known as Saro – was a perfect match for the position of Jr. Café Supervisor within CaterEssence, where he keeps honing on his expertise in catering and a role as an overseer, following years as a bar owner in the Sicilian locale of Comiso. Leaving his beloved Sicily behind and establishing a new home in an uncharted country brought about many hardships, but he managed to surpass them all with a strong and resolute character.

On any typical day, Saro starts his day at 06:50am with bread preparation, packaging and labelling everything with its own price. When he started off, Rosario was not too confident at the bread section, but by way of experience and a helping hand from his colleagues, he mastered the job and now takes delight in getting behind the prep process. From being responsible for food provision to, at times, the entire outlet, Saro has an eventful work schedule. His favourite shift is the morning one. Amongst checking his emails and processing invoices, he gets to meet and converse with plenty of customers. The days are busy for Rosario, so knowing how to prioritise tasks and having the back-up of a team makes the days smoother.

Saro leaves traces of connections wherever he goes. Friends and close relatives stop by The Cake Box for a quick sip, managers and former colleagues visit to extend greetings.

Most customers are regulars so we are able to build a relationship with them. Last week, around 70 tourists came to Malta and they used to visit the outlet every day. They were leaving the island on a Wednesday when I happened to be off-duty, so most of them came to say goodbye the day before!”

Amidst work responsibilities and constant delegation, leisure time is given high prominence at the Saddemi household – from movie nights with the family, trips to the gym or relaxing walks with friends.

Saro expressed how family, specifically his mother, inspired him to make the big move to Malta, together with all his family, and how stamina, courage and compassion make him the man he is today. Working within a company like Vassallo Group gives him the feeling of being part of a big family.

“It makes me happy when our customers are happy. When I do something and it is appreciated when my efforts are recognised.”

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The Three Arches
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Mosta, MST 9016

T : +356 2143 2333
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CareMalta Group is Malta’s market leader in providing quality services in nursing and residential elderly care, specialised dementia care, operates and manages residential facilities for persons with disability including respite services as well as taking care of persons with intellectual disabilities. Being leaders in the care sector since 1993, CareMalta Group today cares for over 1,700 clients and employs a workforce of over 1,300 highly dedicated and well-trained personnel.

Due to continued expansion of the Company’s operations, we are currently seeking a:

CARE ASSISTANTS

PART TIME / FULL TIME

The successful candidates will be responsible for assisting qualified nursing staff in caring for the individual needs of the elderly.  Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience with the elderly and who possess certificates in care of the elderly, equivalent to MQRIC level 3. 

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Mosta, MST 9016

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GIVING A SPLASH OF COLOUR TO OUR WORK LIFE – CULTURAL DIVERSITY DAY 2018

We’ve taken a page out of our book of Group values and transformed it into yet another event to remember. 2018’s Cultural Diversity Day boasted bigger celebrations (and more food) than its first edition held last year.

With 1,700 employees coming from all the corners of the world, diversity is a fundamental value deep-rooted in our mission. Its significance is embraced all year round, but one special day is yearly selected to loosen up, put on a show and showcase everyone’s native customs.

The Poseidon Hall at the Seashells Hotel in Qawra hosted a massive cultural celebration on April 5th, welcoming a multitude of nationalities. Employees from the Philippines and India dressed up in traditional attire and prepared dances to entertain the crowd. Others from Spain, Russia, Hungary, Nigeria, Serbia, India, Pakistan and Italy presented ethnic delicacies to be enjoyed by all the attendees, including parotta with chili, suckling pigs, chicken Adobo and jollof rice.

The Maltese food table, proudly prepared by the CaterEssence team displayed an array of classic dishes, from rabbit and snails, to bowls of kirxa and bigilla. Impromptu performances were a hit, with the Maltese chanting well-known verses from Xemx and Viva Malta; while Daniela, one of CareMalta’s staff, left everyone in awe with her surprising dance moves.

Cultural Diversity Day has officially become part of the Group’s annual event line-up. Each year, the whole team gears up to an even more spectacular event, with more nationalities excited to share their heritage. 

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CATERESSENCE is a leading contract catering company that provides a service to a wide range of businesses in the hospitality industry, namely hotels, care homes, leading coffee shops and restaurants. The Company offers a flexible, professional and personalized catering food service based on quality and presentation.

Due to continued expansion of the Company’s operations  we are currently seeking to recruit:

CHEF

PART TIME / FULL TIME

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Chefs to join our dynamic teams at CaterEssence. The successful applicants will be joining a highly motivated and effective teams within one of our locations, with a commitment to a culinary excellence. 

Key Responsibilities

• Deliver consistent high quality of food preparation and compliance with all food hygiene regulations

• Adhere to company standards and service levels

• Assist our passionate team of chefs and take responsibility for the daily running mission

• Ensure exceptional quality of all ingredients, preparation and plating of food items

 

Person Specification (Skills; Knowledge; Experience; Attitude)

• Proven all round skill set: Creativity, Leadership, Communication, Organization & Cooking Skill

• Positive can-do attitude

• Keen on working on own initiative in a fast-paced environment

• Have a natural ability to motivate and inspire colleagues

• Prior experience within food manufacturing production will be considered an asset

 

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The Three Arches
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CATERESSENCE is a leading contract catering company that provides a service to a wide range of businesses in the hospitality industry, namely hotels, care homes, leading coffee shops and restaurants. The Company offers a flexible, professional and personalized catering food service based on quality and presentation.

Due to continued expansion of the Company’s operations, we are currently seeking a:

CAFÉ ASSISTANTS

FULL TIME / PART TIME

Responsibilities will include:

  • Serving customers; selling cakes, coffee, pastries and other products while ensuring customer satisfaction;
  • Handling of all payments through the use of both the POS and EPOS;
  • Maintaining client relationships including order taking, and the handling of client feedback.

Skills required:

  • Having a confident, friendly and engaging personality with a service-oriented approach;
  • Ability to communicate in both English and Maltese, and computer literate;
  • Should be of a smart appearance.

 

If you are a motivated person, with drive, determination and enthusiasm we want to hear from you!

For more information about The Cake Box, visit our website www.thecakebox.com.mt.

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Vassallo Group
The Three Arches
Valletta Road
Mosta, MST 9016

T : +356 2143 2333
E : info@vassallogroupmalta.com

CATERESSENCE is a leading contract catering company that provides a service to a wide range of businesses in the hospitality industry, namely hotels, care homes, leading coffee shops and restaurants. The Company offers a flexible, professional and personalized catering food service based on quality and presentation.

Due to continued expansion of the Company’s operations, we are currently seeking a:

Kitchen STEWARDS

PART TIME / FULL TIME

Responsibilities will include:

  • Dishwashing and keeping the kitchen area clean and organized.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Give attention to detail;
  • Ability to communicate in English or Maltese;
  • Able to work flexible hours including to work evenings and weekends.
  • Possession of Food Handling licence B will be considered an asset.

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Vassallo Group
The Three Arches
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Mosta, MST 9016

T : +356 2143 2333
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CareMalta Group is Malta’s market leader in providing quality services in nursing and residential elderly care, specialised dementia care, operates and manages residential facilities for persons with disability including respite services as well as taking care of persons with intellectual disabilities. Being leaders in the care sector since 1993, CareMalta Group today cares for over 1,700 clients and employs a workforce of over 1,300 highly dedicated and well-trained personnel.

Due to continued expansion of the Company’s operations, we are currently seeking a:

Kitchen Assistant

PART TIME

Kitchen assistants are responsible for keeping the kitchen, dining room and related areas in a clean and safe condition at all times.  A kitchen assistant may also be required to serve food according to the right standards of hygiene and food safety.

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Vassallo Group
The Three Arches
Valletta Road
Mosta, MST 9016

T : +356 2143 2333
E : info@vassallogroupmalta.com

CareMalta Group is Malta’s market leader in providing quality services in nursing and residential elderly care, specialised dementia care, operates and manages residential facilities for persons with disability including respite services as well as taking care of persons with intellectual disabilities. Being leaders in the care sector since 1993, CareMalta Group today cares for over 1,700 clients and employs a workforce of over 1,300 highly dedicated and well-trained personnel.

Due to continued expansion of the Company’s operations, we are currently seeking a:

Qualified Nurses

PART TIME / FULL TIME

The successful candidates will be responsible for ensuring that nursing and personal care of elderly residents in the facility are maintained on a daily basis according to their individuals needs.  The selected candidate needs to supervise care-giving and be able to liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.  Attractive employment conditions, including continuous professional development, will be offered to the right candidates.

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