Malta has lost one of its Catering giants, as the founder of Neriku Catering, Neriku Zammit has passed away, as his family took to social media earlier today to announce the death of a “beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.”
Neriku actually founded the catering business, with his wife Jane, in 1969. He started off from a humble beginning by selling sfineg (battered fish) and chips in Valletta. Neriku had a big passion for creating delicious food and he rapidly became renowned for his genuine and wholesome food. Neriku was a true entrepreneur at heart and a visionary leader. He was the first local businessman who invested in a commercial ravioli machine and set up a system on how to mass produce, package and distribute frozen goods throughout the Maltese islands. He also eventually expanded his business to outside catering.
Neriku’s innovative way of thinking had led him to his success and he has instilled this in his family. In fact, The Zammit family shares a big passion and pride for what they do and want to keep on expanding their family’s legacy. “Your memories and example will live with us forever,” the company wrote on Facebook.
Neriku’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 10th February at 13.30pm at St. Augustine Church, Valletta.
Our heartfelt condolences from all of us at Bay, to all the Zammit family, and all the employees of Neriku Catering.