Chef Michael Ty, the first Filipino-American President of American Culinary Federation will be the Guest Master Chef for 2011 AHA Philippines Master Chef Series. The American Hospitality Academy (AHA)Philippines, the first and only international culinary school in the country will bring no less than the distinguished, well-respected and first Filipino-American President of the American Culinary Federation Chef Michael Ty as Guest Master Chef to bring in master chefs from all over the world to train the academy's students and instructors.
Last year, AHA brought in from New York, Toba Garet, one of the world's foremost artists and educators in the field of cake decorating. Cristeta Pasia Comeford, a Filipina-American was the first woman selected as the White House Executive Chef and now - we have the first Filipino-American President of the esteemed American Culinary Federation. This organization promotes chefs and cooks and the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels. Said to be the largest professional chefs organization in North America, American Culinary Federation provides accredited educational program, certifications, competitions and networking designed to achieve professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs.
Chef Michael Ty was born of Chinese parents in Manila and he grew up in the Philippines before immigrating to the United States. He received his Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill and continued studying with coursework at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Harrah Hotel College's Hotel Management and Food and Beverage Management departments. He is a Certified Executive Chef and a member of the American Academy of Chefs (ACA). He was also the executive chef then food director of the famous Caesar's Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and the executive chef in the world-renowned Desert Inn and Lawry's The Prime Rib in Las Vegas. In 2009, he was elected the president of the American Culinary Federation. Today, Chef Michael also owns and operates MT Cuisine, LLC that offers event management, chef consulting, sales and marketing of foodservice products for Chefs Hat Inc., and Hospitality Culinaire Inc., - a family-owned business that is one of the quick-serve restaurant operation featuring two branded concepts at the McCaran International Airport.
During his stay in the Philippines, a series of activities will be held in the academy for the students to develop their skill and competencies in the field of culinary arts. An in-house contest, "Be Like Mike" patterned after the Be Like Mike contest organized by the will be held. Students will submit an essay describing why they aspire to be a culinary leader and how shadowing American Culinary FederationAmerican Culinary Federation President Chef Michael Ty will help them reach their goal. Chef Michael Ty will hold classes and cooking demonstrations during his stay for the Academy's students assisted by the current winner of the Be Like Mike Contest, Trisha Le Blanc, an Ivy-Tech Community College Student from Indianapolis. Chef Michael Ty will also be the commencement speaker for the graduates of Batch 2011.
Since October 2006, AHA Philippines, has since been committed to providing world-class education, practical training and cultural exchange skills in the field of hospitality. Alongside this goal, AHA Philippines seeks to give back and contribute to the progress of culinary education in the country and the Asia Pacific region. Among its academic offerings include an associate degree in International Culinary Arts, a diploma in and Culinary Entrepreneurship, short courses for cooking and baking enthusiasts, and a six-month international internship in AHA partner hotels in the US, UK and Asia.
I can't wait to watch and learn from our country's pride being the President of American Culinary Federation, Chef Michael Ty at the AHA Philippines Master Chef Series. Interested?