He cut his teeth at Malta’s Institute of Tourism Studies, but David Vidal is now rubbing shoulders with the very best in the culinary industry.
And David added another notch to his belt last week when he helped his team acquire a silver medal in the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg last week.
David and his team celebrate their Culinary World Cup prize last week
David and nine other chefs represented Gothenburg in the regional edition of the Culinary World Cup, where 48 teams raced to whip up delicious dishes that were then judged by a panel of experts.
Team Gothenburg ended up in twelfth place, earning them a silver medal along with several other teams, while a team representing Stockholm claimed the gold medal.
“Obviously, I would have preferred to win a gold medal but I’m still happy with the food we put out and the silver medal we won,” David told Lovin Malta. “A World Cup silver medal is a World Cup silver medal after all.”
Born in Canada, David moved to Malta at a young age and developed a passion for cooking while hanging out at his uncle’s confectionary. He studied at ITS and later worked at a number of Maltese establishments, such as Rumors, the Dolmen Hotel and the now-shuttered Manhattan. He moved to Sweden in 2005 and is currently sous chef at the Laholmen Hotel in Strömstad. His expertly-crafted desserts have also seen him invited to teach pastry courses from Russia to Indonesia and earn him a healthy 292,000 followers on Instagram.