Our Team

MEET THE TEAM THAT MAKES IT ALL HAPPEN.
Here are only a few of the strong Palazzo Castelletti team that everyday go out of their way to deliver a superior level of service.

Manuela Corellas

General Manager

Graduated in Advertising Communication at the University of Perugia (Italy) in 2010, Manuela continued her studies in Rome at the International Hospitality Management Academy, with a specialization in Marketing.

After completing her studies, she held the position of Marketing & Sales Executive at Fonteverde Collection, a 5-stars Hotel Group in Tuscany.

Following her passion for International Hospitality, she worked for the Walt Disney Restaurants Group in the United States and afterwards moved to Dubai in 2012, where she assisted the opening of a new catering concept and worked as Restaurant Supervisor for the same company for 2 years.

In 2014 Manuela moved to Malta and joined Palazzo Castelletti, managing the promotion of the venue and coordinating private functions.

Manuela’s professional education, passion for catering, international work experience and meticulous organisational skills ensure top class events each and every time.


Chris Ellul

Executive Head Chef

Our Executive Head Chef Chris Ellul after following a Diploma in Hotel Operations Management in the Institute of Tourism Studies of Malta, he started his working career in some of the most reputable hotels and restaurants on the island holding various diffrenet positions in different kitcen concepts.

Since then Chris has joined Palazzo Pariso in Naxxar in 2009 whereby he worked for 7 years, and got exposure for loads of experience in managing events, corporate banquettes, weddings, afternoon teas, restaurant lunches and dinners to very high standards and under different chefs.

He joined Palazzo Castelletti in 2016 where he immediately made headway with his inspiring cuisine skills and introduced new fusion concepts to our San Andrea menu.

Following his successful performance at San Andrea he has been appointed as Executive Chef at Palazzo Castelletti overseeing all the food oeprations of the Palazzo and ensuring that the quality standards are maintained throughout in both San Andrea and RedWite kitchens.


Lorena Pecoraro

Operation Manager

Graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures at L’Orientale University of Naples (Italy) in 2007, after completing her studies Lorena moved to Dublin to improve her English, moved by her passion for the Emerald island.

During her time in Ireland she worked as Supervisor for an indipendent coffee place in the hearth of Dublin, near the Trinity college, and as Assistant Team leader for the Barclays contact centre, following her passion for customer service.

Lorena gained a long time experience in Customer service, been always working focusing on customer’s needs, even if in different environments.

She moved to Malta in 2014 and after working for Hsbc, she decided to go back to her passion for Hospitality and Tourism.


Andrew Fenech

Chef De Partie – San Andrea Restaurant

After obtaining his diploma in culinary arts, Andrew started his working career as a commis chef in 2012 whereby he was a student worker combining both his diploma in culinary arts studies at ITS with his work duties, gaining valuable experience in along the way. Amongst the restaurants and hotels he worked in was a two years experience at the prestigious Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux in Mdina (Malta).

During his studies Andrew did a one year work placement with the prestigious Corinthia Hotel in London whereby he was exposed o working in its various restaurants a la carte, buffets, functions and weddings.

Given his relatively young age Andrew would like to keep on working side by side our team of very talented chefs in order to gain more work experience.

Andrew has been working with us at Palazzo Castelletti since 2015 and is a great person to have within our team. We look forward to see him grow further within the company.


Ronnie Attard

Restaurant Manager – San Andrea Restaurant

Our Restaurant Manager Mr Ronnie Attard, has over 35 years of catering experience. Having started work at Villa Rosa as a chef de rang at a very young age, he then continued on a development path learning etiquette and sterling service within the industry. Ronnie moved to Fortina Spa Resort in 1990 where he has worked his way up to various different positions within the company until his last assignment there as Hotel Duty Manager.

After a year working as Restaurant Manager at Crave restaurant, he joined the Palazzo Castelletti team for the first time in 2014 as Restaurant Manager of San Andrea restaurant only to be interrupted for a short period working at the Galley. He now has returned back to working with us as Restaurant Manager of our very busy restaurant RedWhite.

Ronnie brings with him a wealth of experience which he is eager to put to great use in providing a sterling service to our esteemed customers.


Esther Vergara

Office Administrator