A re­sound­ing tri­umph

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MSU STU­DENTS gar­nered re­sound­ing suc­cess when a team of 90 culi­nary arts and ho­tel man­age­ment stu­dents from the School of Hos­pi­tal­ity and Cre­ative Arts ( SHCA) tri­umphantly won sev­eral cat­e­gories in the 16th Bat­tle of the Chefs- Asia Food Fes­ti­val 2016 held in Subter­ranean Pe­nang In­ter­na­tional Convention and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre ( SPICE), Pe­nang from Aug 18 to 20.

Over­all, the stu­dents bagged one gold medal, six sil­ver medals, 20 bronze medals and 46 diplo­mas. It was a great achieve­ment com­pared to the pre­vi­ous edi­tion of the event.

Top on the list is Mo­hamad Tau­fiq Misza Mo­hamad Isa who won gold in the “Cabaran Teh Tarik” cat­e­gory.

Those who won sil­ver medals are Has­rul Hisyam Mo­hamed and Mohd Jam­sari Hashim ( Surabi Malay Tra­di­tional Cui­sine cat­e­gory), Muham­mad Akil Jailani ( Fruit Carv­ing), Muham­mad Hu­saini Ab­dul Talib and Muhamad Akhim­u­lah Husni ( Sweet Sen­sa­tion Dessert cat­e­gory).

The stu­dents who won bronze medals in­clude Jan­natul Nashrah Iza­ham ( Wed­ding Cake), Anis Fad­hi­lah Mo­hamed Noor ( Two Tier Cake Dec­o­ra­tion) and Muham­mad Haziq ( Fruit Carv­ing).

In ad­di­tion, for the Waiter Race Chal­lenge, MSU won the Best Cos­tume Award ( Uni­form Bravo) and third place over­all.

Over 1,500 par­tic­i­pants from all over Malaysia took part along with others from 20 coun­tries such as In­done­sia, Sin­ga­pore, Thai­land, Tai­wan, Ja­pan, South Korea, In­dia, Croa­tia and China. They were di­vided into 65 cat­e­gories and were judged by 60 in­ter­na­tional judges.

Among other ac­tiv­i­ties at the fes­ti­val were an ice- carv­ing com­pe­ti­tion, waiter’s race and food prod­uct ex­hi­bi­tions.

This world- class culi­nary com­pe­ti­tion was or­gan­ised by the Pe­nang Chef As­so­ci­a­tion and sup­ported by the Chefs As­so­ci­a­tion of Malaysia – Pe­nang Chap­ter, Pe­nang State Gover­ment and Min­istry of Tourism and Cul­ture.

It is en­dorsed by the World As­so­ci­a­tion of Chefs So­ci­eties ( WACS) and over­seen by its panel of judges from coun­tries like the US, Ger­many, Switzer­land, Italy, South Korea, Tai­wan, the Philip­pines, Thai­land, Aus­tralia and Malaysia.

First in­tro­duced in 1998, the Bat­tle of the Chef 2016 is an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, which aims to de­velop, im­prove and recog­nise in­di­vid­u­als in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try.

As Malaysia’s best teach­ing and learn­ing univer­sity, MSU gives pri­or­ity to qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion and the im­por­tance of learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to­wards pro­duc­ing qual­ity and holis­tic grad­u­ates. Be­sides in­cor­po­rat­ing in­ter­na­tional ex­po­sure in the stu­dents’ learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, ex­ten­sive in­dus­trial train­ing com­po­nents and per­sonal en­rich­ment com­pe­tency el­e­ments are also blended into the pro­gramme of study to en­sure the grad­u­ates’ em­ploy­a­bil­ity.

Un­til now, MSU grad­u­ates re­main the pop­u­lar choice among em­ploy­ers. A grad­u­ate tracer study con­ducted by the Malaysian Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion shows a 98.6% em­ploy­a­bil­ity rate of grad­u­ates en­ter­ing the work en­vi­ron­ment – the high­est among all higher learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions in Malaysia.

re­sound­ing suc­cess for msu stu­dents in 16th Bat­tle of the Chefs- Asia Food Fes­ti­val 2016.

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