MIHCA Bags Four Awards at the Philippine Culinary Cup 2014

MIHCA Bags Four Awards at the Philippine Culinary Cup 2014

Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) bagged four awards at the recently concluded Philippine Culinary Cup 2014 held at the SMX Convention Center last August 6 to 9. 

MIHCA student chefs Nadine Kristine D. Villafane, Randy C. Ramirez and Camille Rael C. Bitara won the gold medal for the Filipino Cuisine Challenge. Their winning menu was Tinola Rice Croquette; Shrimp Cake (Okoy) with Sinamak Vinaigrette; Cebu Lechon with Liver Sauce and Coconut Pumpkin and String Bean Puree; Hearts of Palm; and Green Papaya Salad with Palawan Honey Dressing. 

MIHCA instructors Chef Mike Navarra, Chef Mike Jacinto, Chef Shasahi Prakash and Chef Joan Fajardo snagged the silver medal for the Dream Team Professional category. Their winning menu was Poached Brill in Cirio Chorizo Chili Oil, Hazelnut Muffin, Uni Emulsion, Corn Salsa and Pear Marmalade; Beef Flank & Foie Gras wrapped in Cured Ham, Oxtail Ragu & Zucchini Timbal with Balsamic and Morel Jus; and Bale Pliable Ganache with Chocolate Soil and Yogurt and Mint Ice Cream. 

Chef Joan Fajardo also acquired the bronze medal under the Dress the Cake category for her Cherry Blossom Cake and another silver medal for the Wedding Cake category. 

My heartfelt congratulations to the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts for winning awards at the Philippine Culinary Cup 2014. Bravo! Well done. We are proud of you all,” said Doris Magsaysay Ho, President and CEO of A. Magsaysay, Inc. 

The Philippine Culinary Cup is one of the most prestigious culinary competition in the Philippines that provides Filipino chefs an internationally-recognized platform to hone their skills and showcase their talents in the culinary field. This event was made possible through the collaboration of the LTB Chefs Association Philippines, the Pastry Alliance of the Philippines and PEPGroup, Inc. - organizations that established the new standards in Philippine culinary competitions. ​


The Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) and Paragon Testing Enterprises, Canada’s leading English language testing provider, signed a partnership agreement to facilitate the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP). MIHCA is the first CELPIP Test Center in the Philippines and the first general test sitting will take place on April 6, 2018.

The CELPIP Test is Canada’s leading English language test and is accepted as proof of English language proficiency for citizenship and permanent residency. CELPIP Test is accepted by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC), and Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). 

A member of Magsaysay People Resources Corporation, MIHCA is now at the forefront of producing job-ready professionals in the fields of hospitality, tourism and culinary arts in the ASEAN region. MIHCA has four campuses in the Philippines—Mandaluyong, Manila, Makati, and Cebu—and a campus in Jakarta, Indonesia. MIHCA provides training and testing solutions to prepare students for their deployment into the world’s largest cruise lines, five star hotels, resorts and tourism operations.​