MGM and M.U.S.T. Join Hands Again to Organize Culinary Demonstration Workshop
Experienced Pastry Chef to Share Techniques and Experience
Nov 19, 2021
Professor Ben K. Goh, Dean of the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management of M.U.S.T.; Professor Brenda Yang, Program Director of M.U.S.T.; Geoffrey Simmons, Vice President of Food & Beverage of MGM; Neo Ng, Pastry Chef of MGM COTAI
MGM once again joined hands with the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Macau University of Science and Technology (M.U.S.T.) to organize a culinary demonstration workshop earlier this month. Neo Ng, Pastry Chef of MGM COTAI, was invited to showcase his expertise in chocolate-making to the bachelor students of M.U.S.T. majoring in Food & Beverage Management (BFBM). Every academic year, both MGM and M.U.S.T. would invite renowned and established chefs of the industry to host workshops for its students. Marking the fourth edition of the series, 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.
Sponsored by Macao Foundation, this year’s culinary demonstration workshop invited Neo Ng, Pastry Chef of MGM COTAI with 20 years of industry experience in his tally, to demonstrate different techniques in chocolate making and share his insightful experience with nearly 30 students. Geoffrey Simmons, Vice President of Food & Beverage and other F&B team members of MGM 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., and Professor Brenda Yang, Program Director.
Professor Ben K. Goh said during his speech, “M.U.S.T. continuously enriches the students’ learning and experiences and their professionalism through offering a diverse range of master lectures and culinary workshops. The university expects that through these events students may have the opportunities to learn from the renowned chefs in person, while at the same time gaining first-hand insights from the industry peers to broaden their horizons in the culinary world.”
Born and raised in Macau, Neo Ng, speaker of the workshop, joined MGM in 2016. Currently, he overlooks a pastry team that manage the production of pastries and baked goods served at Anytime and all western dining outlet at MGM COTAI. Over the years, Ng has also achieved recognitions in various international pastry competitions. During the workshop, Ng shared his insights towards chocolate, followed by demonstration of two types of chocolate bonbon. The workshop also offered students an opportunity to practice under Ng’s guidance. Participating students have gained a wealth of knowledge in chocolate-making techniques, and they have in particular found Ng’s sharing on his extensive competition experience insightful and helpful.
With the aim of developing local culinary talents for the gastronomy industry, MGM started partnering with M.U.S.T. every year since 2018 to host culinary workshops, site-visits and other activities for their BFBM students, where renowned and established chefs were invited to share their industry experience. Earlier this year, MGM has invited a group of BFBM students to visit and have a tour to the restaurants and back-of-house kitchen facilities at MGM COTAI. The visit enabled students to get a glimpse of F&B operations of a local integrated resort, which helped them to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.
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/subconcessions 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 Holdings Limited 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, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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