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.

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. ​