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Restaurant executives from U.S.A. brief MPC-Naga HRM students on opportunities abroad



(Left picture) MPC-Naga President  Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan (at the podium) welcomes the restaurant experts from Chicago, U.S.A. as she addresses the HRM and Tourism students. (Right picture)  Judge  Freddie Ampuan with the guests – Ms. Stephanie Elkins (center) and Restaurant Manager Ms. Heidi Lynn Elkins as they answer questions from the audience.

Naga City – Restaurant industry representatives from Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. visited Mariners Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) this city on May 9, 2014 and conducted a forum for students taking-up Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) and Tourism courses, as well as for the faculty members in the department.

Ms. Heidi Lynn Elkins, Manager of WOK’n FIRE Sushi-Stirfry-Bar chain of restaurants in this part of America shared with the students some basic tips for Filipino graduates in the field of hospitality industry on how to excel in their chosen profession and earn dollars for themselves and for their families.

“There is no substitute for hard work and the smart execution at the workplace of what has been learned in school. It pays to be consistent when it comes to observing punctuality and professionalism. It is important to please the customers so that they will come back and continue to patronize the establishment”, said Manager Hiedi Lynn Elkins as she addressed the students.

The WOK’n FIRE Sushi-Stirfry-Bar is noted in the area to serve fresh sushi and Pan Asian Cuisine since the year 2000. The restaurant personnel strive daily to provide their guests with great food, personal service and exceptional value in a friendly and relaxed environment.

They use only the highest quality ingredients from the overnight delivered fish freshly caught in Hawaii to the highest grade Japanese rice grown in California.


The audience during the convocation for MPC-Naga hospitality industry students.  In the picture together are school officials  (left to right – 1st & 2nd rows) President  Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan, AB Communication Department Chair Dr. Mariel Estrella, EVP Dr. Gabriel J. Jimenez (in green shirt) and Mariners System’s Corporate Public Affairs Officer Elmer Abad.

The restaurant staff knows that only the best will keep the guests happy and satisfied so they keep the highest standard of the food they serve and the kind of service they give to the customers.

“The members of the staff maintain their being hospitable and knowledgeable and this is the reason why the restaurant is bustling most of the time as it offers fun and a relaxing athmosphere to its clientele”, Ms. Heidi Lynn Elkins concluded. ###