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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.
 
ABOUT MIHCA
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 STUDENTS WIN AT THE 10TH NATIONAL FOOD SHOWDOWN

Professional Culinary Arts students of the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) were hailed as the Ultimate Chef Warriors in the Chef Wars competition at the recently concluded 10th National Food Showdown held last October 19-21, 2016 at the Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Philippines. 

 

Chef Wars, considered the main event of the National Food Showdown, is a 60-minute live cooking contest. MIHCA’s winning trio—Carla Felize C. Cruz, Prince Jeffrey C. Tan and Jaime Bañas—represented Team Luzon and bested the groups of Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa of Team Visayas and Monster Kitchen Academy of Team Mindanao. Team Luzon was supported and coached by MIHCA Instructors, Chef Mike S. Navarra and Chef Joan D. Pineda.

 

MIHCA students prepared a 3-course masterpiece with shrimp as the main ingredient—Anchovy Glazed Shrimp set on Vanilla Scented Beignets, Open Face Thermidor, Salad, Calamansi Emulsion, Potato Leek Soup and Herb Soil as hot appetizer; Shrimp Flan with Calamansi Gelée, Herb Marinated Shrimp, Pickled Vegetables, Coral and Mango Aioli as cold appetizer; and Shrimp and Lapu-Lapu Roulade, Potato Fritters, Root Vegetables with Bacon Beurre Blanc with Chive Oil as the main course. 

 

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 state-of-the-art facilities including kitchen laboratories, bars and fine dining restaurants, mock-up hotel rooms and cruise cabins.​