MIHCA Appoints New Institute Director

Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Institute Director, Reny Garcia.
Reny brings to his position over 25 years of management experience in the hospitality and cruise industry, including his most recent position as Vice President for the Cruise Group of Magsaysay Maritime Corporation. His credentials include working for top-notch multinational organizations namely, the Westin Philippine Plaza, Mandarin Oriental Manila, Star Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Lines, where he extensively performed leadership roles.
With his breadth of hospitality and cruise experience, Reny will bring to MIHCA a new vision and fresh perspective. “I am looking forward to contribute to bringing my team and MIHCA to the next level of training and service.  MIHCA has been at the forefront of training and producing job-ready professionals and we are excited to open more career opportunities to more students,” said Reny.
Reny will be overseeing the overall operations of the institute, ensuring that MIHCA produces professional, well-rounded, and job-ready graduates who will go far, both locally and overseas.  Backed by Magsaysay’s global partners and 60-year history of excellence in manning, MIHCA students obtain global education with the opportunity to launch careers in the local and international scene through a job placement system that has successfully endorsed 80% of graduates to deluxe hotels and luxury cruise lines all over the world.
One of the best hospitality and culinary schools in Manila, the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) is a member of the Magsaysay Group of Companies and has two branches in Manila and one in Jakarta, Indonesia. Established in 2007, this world-class academic institution is well-known for its programs and courses that not only focus on all aspects of the hospitality and culinary fields but in tourism as well. Here, exceptional careers in hotel, restaurant and cruise line service, travel and tourism are built on a well-structured system that requires 80% hands-on training and 20% in-classroom lectures.  Combining excellent programs, state-of-the-art facilities and experienced faculty members, MIHCA provides education at its finest.

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.