About Us


With over fifteen years of excellence in the UK we are now achieving global success, working with a number of our clients to extend our services to their international offices.

Thomas Franks Malta Ltd launched in June 2018 and our operations now extend across the island. During the COVID-19 crisis the Thomas Franks team, headed by European Chef Director Jon Grima, have provided over 30,000 free, fresh meals to three major hospitals, including the Mater Dei Hospital, St Thomas Hospital and Sir Paul Boffa Hospital, as well as providing meals for vulnerable families within local communities, migrants and the homeless.


Our Ethos


    Thomas Franks was founded with a very simple ethos – to deliver a catering service that is personal and exceptional. In Malta, our food, suppliers and fantastic network of employees ensure the highest levels of food and service to our clients.

    The first-ever Thomas Franks CPU is situated in Malta and its design and build were co-ordinated by our Chef Director and Jon Grima when he was unable to find an existing kitchen in a suitable central location. The CPU is a purpose-built facility designed and fitted out to our exacting standards. It the catering hub for two of our largest clients in Malta and enables us to supply locations without an on-site kitchen with the highest quality food and catering solutions.The CPU also acts as the central kitchen hub for our fine dining and events catering.


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Our Values

  • Fresh Food
    Our passion for great food and service has been the foundation for our success. In Malta our menus are designed by Maltese people for Maltese people, meaning we understand the preferences and tastes of our clients.
  • Local Suppliers
    We hand-pick Maltese local suppliers to bring us the best of each season’s produce. It is important to us to not only support the communities in which we operate, but also to reduce our carbon footprint, and the mileage of the food we serve.
  • Support Teams
    We are proud to empower our chef managers to run their locations as if they were running their own restaurants, enabling them to develop fantastic relationships with our clients.

Our Founder

  • Frank Bothwell


    In 2005, Frank Bothwell and his wife, Emma Bothwell, set out to found a contract catering company with a difference. Focussing on freshly produced food cooked from high-quality, locally supplied ingredients, they quickly built a reputation for exceptional quality food and superb, personal service.

    From the very beginning, Thomas Franks has been a company which focuses on people: our employees, clients, suppliers and partners. The business is firmly rooted in our values of family, friendship and trust.

    Frank’s open-door approach has enabled him to remain fully hands-on as the company has grown over the past fifteen years. Thanks to the hard work of each and every individual who is part of the Thomas Franks team, the company has grown and expanded outside the UK, with operations in Malta, Portugal and Ireland.

    Over the years we have stayed true to our original vision for the company: we are a legacy business, family owned and run. Thomas Franks has always been, and will always be, about family – ours and the ‘families’ of our partners.

Key People

  • Jon Grima
    European Chef Director Jon is integral to the success we have in Malta, as well as being the Chef Director he acts as our liaison between our clients making sure they get the same continuity as they do in the UK.
  • Janis Laukmans
    Group Operations Manager Janis is committed to Thomas Franks

Our Approach

Our approach always focuses on Food, People, Creativity and Finance. In Malta our team have worked with our partners to source the best produce and provide the finest service. During the COVID-19 situation our team have become a true part of the island’s community, working to alleviate food poverty and hardship across Malta.