MIHCA Open House 2012

In July 2012, the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) hosted two Open House events to inform its industry partners of its new management members, courses, and upcoming activities.
The first Open House happened on July 12, 2012 at MIHCA Manila while the second event happened in MIHCA Makati on July 19, 2012. The events were attended by top managers and executives from shipping agencies, schools; publishers and editors from newspapers and magazines. In Manila these included Harborscope President Zeny Magnial, Wallem Maritime Services Inc. Training Manager Chief Engr. Ronald Perena, OSM Training Manager Capt. Lennie Arroyo, Colegio de San Juan de Letran DEAN of College of Business Administration and Accountancy  Cristina M. Castro – Cabral, Ph.D, and Polytechnic University of the Philippines Chairperson Luzviminda Tugade. While in Makati some of them were: Flavours Editor-in-Chief Dolly Zulueta, Chief Photographer Rafael Zulueta and Business Development Manager Jamie Venturina, Cook Magazine’s Advertising Manager Marlon A. Aldenese, Cook Eat Now’s Anzenne Roble, Dante Alighieri’s Marga Ocampo, and Travel Life’s Mitos Lusterio and Lorraine Banta from Scanmar.
Guests were introduced to MIHCA’s new Institute Director Mr. Reny C. Garcia. Prior to being appointed as MIHCA Institute Director, Reny was the Vice President for the Cruise Group of Magsaysay Maritime Corporation.
Guests were also given a tour around the MIHCA facilities and were engaged to participate in different activities. In Manila Campus they experienced Chicken Trussing led by Chef Mos Grau, Cupcake decorating by Chef Nap Carbonell, Art of Towel Decorating by Sir Allan Dollesin and Barista and Cocktail Demo by Sir Ernie Mesina. Guests were given cocktail drinks at MIHCA’s fine dining restaurant Illumine. Then they also visited the state of the art Computer Lab, language training and IATA travel courses were discussed. And finally, the guests had a sumptuous lunch at the Robert Hall.
In Makati Campus, the guests were able to witness Cocktail Demo, Plating and Blind Tasting activity and were toured around the kitchens, butchery classroom, housekeeping mock up rooms and the coffee bar. After which they were also served with an opulent lunch.
Be ready for 2013 because MIHCA has yet another interesting activity in store for the Open House event.


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.​