Merida, Yucatan 31 de agosto 2012
- Modern and efficient building offers benefits for students and teachers.
With the commitment of providing academic excellence and innovation that promotes gastronomic culture, Mayab Anahuac University develops new valuable spaces for teaching the students of Tourism and Gastronomy, not only in theory but also by implementing knowledge.
This is how Hacienda Mayab-Le Cordon Bleu, equipped with kitchens, bedrooms and wine tasting rooms, among other venues that serve for practicing students.
With this, the students put into practice the knowledge acquired in the classroom and develop their abilities to understand the operation of a hotel: both the administrative and operational, and for the students of Gastronomy the kitchen area
The building was inaugurated on Thursday night August 29, in the presence of Ms. Gloria Guevara Manzo, Secretary of Tourism of the Federal Government and the P. Rafael Pardo Hervas, LC, Rector of the Universidad Anahuac Mayab and P. Jose Maria Sabin Sabin, LC, Apostolate Coordinator City of Merida and former Rector of our University.
Accompanying them, were Mr. Juan Jose Martin Pacheco, Secretary of Tourism Promotion of the State Government, Mr. Luis Alfonso Lugo Platt, Undersecretary of Tourism Operation, Mr. Luis Javier Alvarez Alfeirán, CEO of Le Cordon Bleu Mexico, Dr. Narciso González Acuña, Academic Vice President of the University, Mr. Enrique Domínguez León, Director of the Bachelor in Tourism and Gastronomy and Maestro. Alejandro Lara Torre, Vice Chancellor of Admin. and Finance of the University.
Ms. Gloria Guevara Manzo said that investments like the Hacienda Mayab-Le Cordon Bleu are vital to the country because "tourism contributes 9% of the country's GDP, employs 2.5 million Mexicans directly and indirectly 5,000,000 , so it is important to learn the techniques of Le Cordon Bleu, a world-class institution, to have a competitive advantage in the labor market. "
Also, the Ministry of Tourism highlighted the importance of Yucatan cuisine, with ancient recipes, techniques and exquisite flavors. He recalled that "Mexican cuisine is recognized as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, so we have a pride in our hands." She urged young people to use the techniques learned to push through Mexico in terms gastronomic and tourism, together with the social networks to help bring public sector leaders in Mexico.
"This creates a bridge between Federal, State, service providers, businesses and the education sector, to work towards the future of Mexico," said the Rector. "We will be climbing rungs on Tourism and Gastronomy not only nationally, but internationally."
This new building features: lounge for wine tasting, sommelier area, meeting room, lounge room hotel for tourism, demonstration kitchen, preparation kitchen, reception and storage, cooking practices, dry warehouse, and information area. It also has changing rooms for students, restrooms and offices for teachers.
The new facility is the result of the design of three graduates from Universidad Anahuac Mayab Architecture Area. The mural that adorns the main hall of the Hacienda Mayab-Le Cordon Bleu is inspired by Prof.. Negroe Gladys Diaz, professor at the School of Architecture and Yucatecan artist recognized in the area of plastic.