Hotels are always launching healthy menus for their guests, but these are often on a short-term basis, available for customers only. When we launched the Eat Well Feel Well campaign with chef Daniel Green last month, we looked at ways this could be implemented within our own colleague menus. A healthy lifestyle is just as important for our colleagues as it is for our guests.
While we have always catered to our colleagues’ needs and reviewed what we offer on a regular basis, the launch of Eat Well Feel Well has sparked a greater interest in healthier eating in our colleagues than we have previously seen.
Daniel Green is a renowned healthy eating chef working with Dusit to create a menu reflecting his healthy regime throughout our properties. During his time at the hotel he demonstrated to our own chefs some simple techniques to create much healthier options.
Having our colleagues’ meals prepared on site, our own chefs have really been able to adapt to this and further enhance the nourishment and nutrition we offer.
To harness our colleagues’ enthusiasm for healthy eating, we provided the opportunity to form a Food Welfare Committee tasked with the constant review and influence of colleague menus.
The response across the hotel has been overwhelming and we have formed a strong panel across all departments. With the assistance of our hotel’s chefs and nurse, we are confident that our menus will better reflect what our colleagues are asking for and take a healthier direction.
To compliment this push for a healthier lifestyle amongst all that work with us, we have also created a Sports and Welfare Committee, again colleague-led. While we already organise regular sporting events and competitions, the aim of this committee is to explore other sporting activities which our colleagues wish to participate in and encourage a healthy lifestyle in and out of the dining room.