Corporate Bits | Celebrity Chef Susanna Foo headlines gourmet feast at Rossio

01This September, MGM is featuring internationally acclaimed Asian-American celebrity chef, Susanna Foo, as guest chef at Rossio — a restaurant famous for its buffet selection — to provide guests with an even more special buffet experience.
Ms. Foo was born in Inner Mongolia and raised in Taiwan, where she finished her Bachelor’s degree in History and relocated to the United States. Having completed her Master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh, she then settled in Pennsylvania with her husband, and began taking care of his restaurant. With a passion for culinary arts and specifically Chinese cuisines, Ms. Foo attended culinary arts institutions in New York, and opened her own restaurant in Pennsylvania upon graduation.
Ms. Foo has won a host of top accolades both internationally and in the US.  She is key to revolutionizing America’s idea of Chinese food.  Over the last 30 years, she has modified the standards of Chinese cuisine, blending traditional Chinese ingredients with classic French techniques.  Ms. Foo is also the author of two award-
winning cookbooks: Susanna Foo Chinese Cuisine (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995) and Susanna Foo Fresh Inspiration (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005).

Sands retail academy holds second graduation ceremony

Group Photo (1)_low res Sands Retail Academy, a joint initiative by Sands Retail and Sands China Ltd.’s Human Resources department, held its second graduation ceremony Wednesday at Sands Cotai Central, which saw more than 220 retail front line employees accept their certificates for successfully completing the training program aimed at enhancing customer satisfaction and shopping experience by improving the quality of service at Shoppes at Four Seasons, Shoppes at Venetian and Shoppes at Cotai Central. Over 430 participants have graduated from the Academy since it was launched in November 2013.
Nearly 70 retailers delegated their staff to attend Sands Retail Academy’s training courses between mid-March and early September, including Breguet, Blancpain, Calvin Klein, Folli Follie, Gucci and Tiffany & Co., once again showing retailers’ support of the training program. The number of students increased 8 per cent compared to the first term, and more retailers took part in the second term of the program, including Armani Junior, Aquascutum Junior, Chopard, Damiani, Moschino, Omega, Rolex, Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Westwood, thanks to the positive feedback given by attendees of the first term.
“We’re delighted to be honoring our second graduating class from the Sands Retail Academy,” said Timothy Jones, Vice President of Retail Development, Venetian Macau Limited, at the graduation ceremony Wednesday. “Today’s graduation of 227 graduates demonstrates our mutual commitment in offering training that assists further developing front line employees, thereby enhancing Shoppes’ position as a world-class shopping destination.”

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