ITS students participating in pastry world cup

School venturing into realm of high-level pastry competitions for the first time
The students and their mentors on their way to the competition in Italy. Photo: ITS Malta

ITS students are prepared to make history as they represent Malta in the prestigious Juniores Pastry World Cup, an esteemed competition organised by SIGEP in Rimini, Italy.

The team comprises ITS lecturer Jimmy Aquilina, students Abigail Micallef and Henrica Galea, with Andrew Farrugia as the team manager. Providing support are ITS lecturers Steve D’Anastasi and Martin R. Cutajar, along with ITS student Nirvana Falzon, who will serve as mentors for the ambitious contestants.

Their participation marks a significant milestone for ITS, as it ventures into the realm of high-level pastry competitions for the first time.

The theme for this year’s event, ‘Myths and Legends,’ is challenging participants to craft artistic chocolate and sugar showpieces alongside delectable plate desserts, sorbets, gateaux and traditional Maltese street food.

The stakes at the Juniores Pastry World Cupare high are high, as the creations will be scrutinised by a panel of distinguished judges, including top European figures such as Iginio Massari and Roberto Rinaldi, both renowned Italian MasterChef judges.

Months of preparation have gone into readying the participants for this culinary challenge, with dedicated training sessions since August. The students, mentors and the entire ITS community rally behind the team, who are also supported by the Ministy for Tourism and Public Cleanliness, the Malta Tourism Authority and CP Trading Co. Ltd which sponsored jacket for the students and lecturers.

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