Costa's Here For You Training Commences in MIHCA Cebu

Costa Crociere S.p.A., the leading Italian cruise line, conducted the first Here for You Professional Culinary Basic Training Course at the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) campus in Cebu City, Philippines. The program ran from April 20 to May 14, 2016 and is part of Costa’s effort to expand its training operations outside of Metro Manila. Under the direction and supervision of Executive Sous Chef Alberto Tada, 14 new Commis de Cuisine completed the comprehensive 18-day training.

Similarly, other trainings are being conducted at MIHCA’s Jakarta, Indonesia campus which started on May 16 and will run until June 4, 2016. The first batch of trainees consist of 14 Assistant Waiters for the Here for You Restaurant Intermediate, 15 Galley Utility for the Here for You Galley Basic, and 10 photographers for the Here for You Orientation. The courses are taught by Semuel Pandeirot, Mochamad Sarony, and Yulianto Nugroho, respectively.

Costa’s Head of Asia Shipboard Hotel Training, Andrea Tonini, spearheads and monitors all of Costa’s training programs in the Philippines and in Asia to ensure that they are aligned with the company’s new campaigns, “Here for You” and “Italy’s Finest.”


A member of the Magsaysay People Resources Corporation, MIHCA is at the forefront of training and producing job-ready professionals in the fields of hospitality, tourism and culinary arts. MIHCA has three campuses in the Philippines—Manila, Makati and Cebu—and a campus in Jakarta, Indonesia. Each campus houses world-class facilities including state-of-the-art kitchen laboratories, bars and fine dining restaurants, mock-up hotel rooms and cruise cabins.

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