ITS’ Pink October events
Throughout last month, the Institute of Tourism Studies held different fund-raising activities for breast cancer awareness month.
The ITS teaching restaurants took on a different atmosphere for Pink October, where patrons were provided with a different experience for this special cause. During this month, bar lecturers and students at the ITS teaching restaurants created special pink drinks, with a portion of the proceeds going towards this great cause. ITS pastry lecturers and students were busy baking cupcakes with a pink October theme to be sold in their restaurants, to ITS staff and students and to cater to orders from different organisations. All proceeds will go towards this great cause.
ITS had the honour to host Mrs Michelle Muscat on Friday, 20 October, where she was greeted by both students and staff members. She was then escorted to The Pembroke Suite, which is one of the Institute’s teaching restaurants, where she dined with the chief of staff from the Ministry for Tourism, ITS Board members, CEO and directors. This provided the ITS students with a unique opportunity to host these special guests.
ITS CEO, Pierre Fenech said: “It was an honour hosting Mrs Muscat in one of our teaching restaurants and I would like to publicly thank and praise all lecturers and students who in some way or other gave their input for this important month. As part of the ITS strategy, it is not only important that skills are thought to our students, but also making sure that an ethical way of thought is passed on. With the Pink October initiative and others like it, students are thought to think of others, especially those in need.”
The Institute of Tourism Studies was also present at the Hamrun Chocolate Festival 2017, where lecturer Steve D’Anastasi created a chocolate centre piece and ITS also sold Pink October cupcakes upon a donation, with proceeds going towards the Marigold Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.