Memperkenalkan Menu Nusantara Lewat Jakarta Culinary Challenge

Jakarta Cukinary Challenge 2014

November, 2014– Ajang tahunan Interfood Indonesia 2014 merupakan pameran internasional yang menampilkan berbagai makanan dari dalam dan luar negeri. Dalam ajang yang sudah berlangsung ke-14 kalinya ini, Indonesian Chef Association (ICA) juga mengadakan Jakarta Culinary Challenge sebagai wadah bagi hotel, restoran maupun sekolah kejuruan untuk berkompetisi menampilkan menu terbaik mereka. Event yang berlangsung di JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta Pusat mulai 12 hingga 15 November 2014 ini mewajibkan meu-menu Indonesia untuk dilombakan.

“Tujuan kompetisi ini adalah untuk mengangkat masakan Indonesia di kacah internasional. Melalui ajang ini, kita ingin membuktikan bahwa masakan Indonesia enak dan sangat menarik untuk disajikan. Karena masakan Indonesia jauh memiliki kerumitan dibandingkan masakan Barat,” ujar Event Coordinator Indonesia Chef Associaton, Babeh Kanda.

Pada hari pertama perlombaan, The Media Hotel & Towers mendapatkan medali perunggu pada kategori Chocolate/Sugar Show Piece. Kemudian pada hari kedua mendapatkan medali perak pada kategori Indonesia Set Menu. Di hari ketiga The Media Hotel & Towers kembali memenangkan medali perak untuk kategori Traditional Indonesia Rijstaffel.

Excecutive Chef The Media Hotel & Towers, Achmad Fikri, yang juga merupakan anggota dari Indonesian Chef Association menambahkan, bahwa keikutsertaan The Media Hotel & Towers dalam Jakarta Culinary Challenge untuk menambah pengalaman bagi para chef The Media Hotel & Towers yang mengikuti kompetisi ini.

“Event ini sangat baik untuk memotivasi para chef yang secara tidak langsung akan belajar dari pengalaman yang didapat. Menambah kreatifitas juga untuk bisa menampilkan menu dan presentasi terbaiknya,” ungkapnya.

Dewan Juri Jakarta Culinary Challenge menggandeng chef-chef profesional yang sudah memiliki nama harum di kancah nasional dan internasional diantaranya Chef Vindex Tengker, Chef Juna, serta Chef Yongki. Diharapkan Jakarta Culinary Challenge akan terus digelar di tahun-tahun berikutnya.

Management Training ‘Kebakaran Gedung Bertingkat’ Oleh Suku Dinas Pemadam Kebakaran

Security Department The Media Hotel & Towers baru-baru ini menggelar Management Training ‘Kebakaran Gedung Bertingkat’ yang bekerjasama dengan Suku Dinas Pemadam Kebakaran Jakarta Pusat. Kegiatan ini berlangsung di seluruh area hotel selama dua hari, yaitu tanggal 15 – 16 Januari 2014, dipimpin oleh Bapak Ubaidillah Effendi selaku Fire Instructur & Inspector dari Suku Dinas Pemadam Kebakaran Jakarta Pusat. Setidaknya 50 karyawan dari tiap department turut berpartisipasi dalam kegiatan ini

 Agenda hari pertama adalah teori tentang apa itu managemen kebakaran gedung, dan di hari kedua adalah simulasi dari penanggulangan kebakaran gedung bertingkat itu sendiri. Di hari pertama peserta di ajak untuk mengenal apa itu proteksi pengamanan gedung tinggi, unsur kebakaran, produk-produk pembakaran, mempelajari teori taktik & strategi pemindahan panas serta penanggulangannya. Di hari kedua peserta diajak untuk turun kelapangan untuk melakukan simulasi pengendalian kebakaran gedung bertingkat yang dikomando oleh Bapak Ade Islah Supervisor Security The Media Hotel & Towers. Pelatihan ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan keterampilan, pengetahuan dan individu serta perilaku kerja tim terhadap keamanan dan situasi darurat terutama ketika berhadapan dengan api.

Pelatihan ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan keterampilan, pengetahuan individu serta perilaku kerja tim terhadap keamanan dalam situasi darurat, ketika berhadapan dengan api.

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Building Sales Productivity Training di The Media Hotel & Towers.

The Media Hotel & Towers mengadakan Building Sales Productivity training pada tanggal 11-12 Desember 2013 yang bertempat di Galaxy Training Room.

Training yang diikuti oleh para karyawan The Media Hotel & Towers ini, berlangsung selama dua hari dan diikuti oleh banyak peserta tidak hanya dari departemen sales & marketing, namun juga dari departemen lain seperti f&b.

Pada hari pertama training ini dibuka dengan kata sambutan dari Bapak Algamar Idris selaku General Manager The Media Hotel & Towers disertai kehadiran dari para department head sebagai bentuk dukungan akan kegiatan ini. Selama training ini berlangsung, Bapak Tony Sardjono sebagai trainer mengajarkan berbagai hal, seperti apa saja yang harus dilakukan sebagai seorang sales, dan bagaimana seorang sales mampu memaksimalkan potensi yang ada dalam diri melalui roleplaying, presentasi, games dan kuis yang diadakan selama training berlangsung.

English class

In order to support associates in daily activities, The Media Hotel & Towers back to hosted English Class like year before. The English Class was held twice in a week, attended by associates from various departments. In a class with duration of 60 minutes, the associates learned about  daily conversations, idioms, and how to use grammar properly. This program would help them improve their communication skill that is also useful for their career. Sawah Besar-20130827-00543

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The Media Hotel & Towers at 8 – 11 Show Metro TV

The Media Hotel & Towers was proudly invited to 8-11 show Metro TV. On this informative daily show hosted by Ralph Tampubolon, our executive chef, Mr. Aji Sutarman was demonstrating on how to cook “Udang Pelalah” and “Jukut Urap”, two of favourite menu at The Media Hotel & Towers. Another appearance was from Mr. Herinova, F&B Director of The Media Hotel & Towers, who explained about the necessary of teaching our kids about Table Manner. This show was live from grand Studio lobby, Metro TV.

Seen in the pictures, activities during the show.

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Executive Chef Aji Sutarman went demonstrating on how to cook “Udang Pelalah” and “Jukut Urap”.

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Executive Chef Aji Sutarman and Food & Beverage Director Heri Nova went Serving food and preparing table manner set up.

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(Left) Heri Nova, Food & Beverage Director The Media Hotel & Towers with Ralph Tampubolon (right) Presenter of 8 -11 Show Metro Tv.

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Food & Beverage Director The Media Hotel & Towers, Heri Nova during teaching about table manner.

Training on Professional Selling Skills (PSS)

The Media Hotel & Towers Jakarta has recently conducted training on Professional Selling Skill for associates from various departments. It is aimed at sharpening associates’ knowledge, skills and best practices in   order to become a good salesperson.

In the training session, participants learned to understand skills and attitude that differentiate between high-performing sales people than average-performing sales people. Participants also learned three driving principle of effective selling, the core skill of professional selling skills, Sales proses, and how to handle customer objection during the sales process.

The module of Professional Selling Skill emphasizes on futuristic concept in the art of selling by focusing not to the product but to the customer, earning right to advance the sales proses and encouraging customer engagement throughout the process.

“Most average-ordinary sales person focuses on his or her agenda in order to sell their product and meet their target and hence neglecting what actually customer needs, wants, problems, situation and desire. By hosting this training, we would like to educate our team to respect our clientele and focus on their agenda,” said Mohammad Iqbal Director of Marketing Communications who presented as the trainer.

Seen in the pictures, activities during the training.

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Getting Familiar to Deal with Fire

In order to enhance associates’ knowledge, skills and readiness on how to deal with fire and emergency situation related to fire accident, The Media Hotel & Towers has recently hosted a training on fire fighting for associates. The training practiced basic and advance principle on how to tackle fire in safe procedure.

In the training, each associate learned to extinguish fire with real emergencies circumstances and with simple tools. It recommended that the safest way if we cannot find fire extinguisher, we have to get a wet cloth or wet sacks and then to cover source of the fire. This will eliminate oxygen, required a fire to burn.

Fire Fighting Training becomes a routine program organized by Security Department. The training aimed at enhancing skills, knowledge and teamwork behavior towards safety and emergency situation particularly when dealing with fire accidents.

Seen in the pictures, activities during the fire fighting training.

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Fight the Fire..!

Associates at Security Department of The Media Hotel & Towers recently arranged a training of Fire Fighting at hotel’s premises. The training aimed at enhancing skills, knowledge and individual’s as well as teamwork behavior towards safety and emergency situation particularly when dealing with fire.

In the occasion, each participant learned and practiced to extinguish source of flame with safe procedure. Fire Fighting Training is a must-routine-platform organized by Security Department for all associates at The Media Hotel & Towers. “Incase of fire, we are ready to deal with and take effective actions to rescue, rehabilitee and prevent the accident from getting expanded. Moreover, our behavior to prevent fire accident is one of the most important aspect to know for everyone in the hotel,” explained Chief Security Kuntjoro.

Seen in the pictures, associate activities during the training.

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Orientation Training for New Hire

The Media Hotel & Towers Jakarta has recently conducted orientation training for new hires. It was held at the Galaxy training room of The Media Hotel & Towers Jakarta. The activity was aimed to introduce new associates about brand standard of the hotel including company service culture, SOPs, tradition and values.

Through the activity, it is expected to establish and strengthen corporate service values within each associate. Thus, this will create excellent service as well as unique, memorable and personalized experience for hotel guests.

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New associates at The Media Hotel & Towers attend a three-day training and hotel orientation at Galaxy Room

 

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Training and hotel orientation for new associates at The Media Hotel & Towers

Training on Hotel Website

The Sales & Marketing team of The Media Hotel & Towers Jakarta has recently conducted in-house training on “Introduction to Hotel Website”. Marlieke Janssen, the hotel Online Marketing Manager delivered the short course training and share about how hotel website contributes significant role as the first virtual lobby to customers as well as revenue generator. Participants learned about getting familiar about content of the website, booking engine related issues on ecommerce in hotel industry.

Took place at the hotel’s Media Lounge, the training was attended by team members of Sales & Marketing team and several Head of Department (HoD). Seen in the images, Marlieke Jansen (wearing cream suite) delivers training presentation.

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Mandarin Class

Globalization era has come. To support associates develop their career, The Media Hotel & Towers hosts Mandarin class on regular basis. Once a week on every Wednesday, associates learn how to communicate through Mandarin language. For 60 minutes they are taught on how to pronounce, speak, sing, and even write in Mandarin.

“This is a very useful class, especially since we have Chinese restaurant which will help associates improve service to our distinguished guests,” said Charles Gatan, Training and Development Manager of the five-starred business hotel.

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Computer Class

In order to train and develop the most valuable asset of a company; ASSOCIATES (employee), The Media Hotel & Towers regularly carries out trainings about Computer Operations. Equipped with some units of networked PC (Personal Computer), associates learn how to operate computer and in particularly operations of Windows and Office Software.

Management of the hotel received positive response, good feedback and enthusiasm from associates about the 60 minutes training class.