In celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the Macau University of Science and Technology (M.U.S.T.), MGM once again joined hands with the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management of the university to organize a culinary demonstration workshop, as the kick-off event of the “‘Chef Series’ – Culinary Demonstration Workshop”. Coming to the fifth edition of the collaboration, Chef Ricardo de Oliveira, Chef de Cuisine of Rossio, MGM MACAU, was invited to showcase his expertise in Portuguese cuisine to the bachelor’s and master’s students of M.U.S.T. Both parties hope to enable students to better understand the professional culinary techniques, and at the same time grasping the industry trend ahead to prepare them for their career development.
Guest speaker of this year’s culinary demonstration workshop, Portuguese chef Ricardo de Oliveira, has 28 years of experience in the global culinary industry. During the workshop, Chef Oliveira showcased an array of Portuguese culinary techniques and his experience working at London, Paris, several cities in Portugal and Macau to nearly 50 students. The chef also demonstrated cooking his signature dish “Cod Gratin”, a Portuguese classic that he has presented in the gastronomy and cultural documentary program of “Macau Parallel Lines” on CCTV. Adam Mathis, Director of Culinary of MGM, as well as other F&B team members also took part and lent their support to the event. They were cordially welcomed by Professor Ben K. Goh, Dean of the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management of M.U.S.T., Associate Professor Yang Zhang and Assistant Professor Brenda Yang, Program Directors, and visiting Professor Jinlin Zhao.
Professor Ben K. Goh expressed his appreciation towards the continuous support of MGM on behalf of M.U.S.T. and gave full recognition to MGM’s contribution towards the development of post-secondary educations and talent nurturing. He also said, “M.U.S.T. has accomplished great achievements over the past 23 years. We are aspired to contribute to the development of the local tourism and hospitality industry, by joining hands with industry peers to nurture hospitality talent in Macau. Our Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management always strives to enrich our students’ professional knowledge and industry experiences, by organizing a diverse lineup of professional courses, master classes and culinary demonstrations – our long-term partnership with MGM is one of the best examples of our continuous endeavors in this aspect.”
Born in Portugal and raised in France, Chef Ricardo was influenced by the rich history of French cuisine culture. At the age of 14, he started to pursue his career as a chef by enrolling in culinary schools in France. With a bachelor’s degree in Kitchen and Management at Lycée François Rabelais, Chef Ricardo honed his skills in London, Paris, and his home country Portugal for an extensive experience in kitchen operations. His passion for culinary arts also led him to an appearance on CCTV (Channel 2) in 2023, under the program of “Macau Parallel Lines”, a gastronomy and cultural docuseries featuring Macau. Chef Ricardo showcased his Portuguese and Macanese dishes with intertwining traditional and innovative approach to tell the story of Macau's unique gastronomic landscape.
With the aim of developing local culinary talents for the gastronomy industry, MGM started partnering with M.U.S.T. since 2018 to host culinary workshops, site-visits and other activities for their bachelor’s and master’s students, where renowned and established chefs were invited to share their industry experience. Through interacting with the top-notched professionals in the industry, students are able to gain practical knowledge outside of their classrooms, which are set to be helpful for their career planning.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
MGM China is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Park MGM. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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