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MASENO UNIVERSITY HOLDS 16TH INTERNATIONAL CUISINE


Kisumu County Executive for Tourism and Trade Dr. Rose Kisia (centre) delivering speech during the 16th  International Cuisine at Kisumu hotel. Looking on are Chairman Department of ECOHIM, Dr. Oscar Kambona (left) and Dean, School of Physical and Biological Sciences, Prof. Geoffrey Netondo (right).


The Department of Ecotourism, Hotel and Institutional Management (ECOHIM) hosted the 16th International Cuisine at Kisumu Hotel on 2nd April, 2016.
The annual event is a platform for students studying Ecotourism, Hotel and Institutional Management to showcase their practical skills, knowledge and talent in the tourism and hotel industry.
The event whose theme was ‘Gastro- Tourism for peace in Kenya was graced by the County Executive for Tourism, Trade and Heritage, Kisumu County Dr. Rose Kisia.  In her address she advised the students not to focus much of their energy looking for job opportunities in far away cities like Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru but instead consider the Western circuit which has a fast growing tourism industry.  ‘Kisumu County and the entire western region are growing fast in tourism and hospitality and we need people to work as tour guides or operators in the industry’, she said.
Dr. Kisia also advised the students to consider self employment in the hospitality industry as little capital is required in order to establish a business venture.
The County Executive assured students and staff that the County government of Kisumu has set aside funds for research in the area of hospitality, tourism and heritage conservation hence they require more working partnership with the University to steer the projects forward.
During the event, the students showcased their skills and talent by preparing cocktail, buffet dinner and participating in fashion show.  They were awarded certificates of participation.
Other guests present included Dean School of Physical and Biological Sciences, Prof. Geoffrey Netondo, Director Public Relations Mr. Jaspher Otieno and Chairman Department of ECOHIM, Dr. Oscar Kambona, among others.

 

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