A resounding triumph
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.