Hyatt has introduced a new global F&B philosophy, focused on providing guests with products that are sourced locally , with an emphasis on the local community and sustainability.
The "Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served" concept, which is being rolled out to all Hyatt F&B outlets comes as a result of research and has three cornerstones to its philosophy.
It is to be healthy, and have a focus on portion control, offering balanced and natural ingredients, cooked in ways to preserve their nutrients. The second focus is on the environment, with ingredients sourced using sustainable methods and using naturally raised meat. Lastly, there is an emphasis on the local community, with at least five ingredients on menus sourced locally. This will also encompass Hyatt partnering with local community groups and schools.
"Our goal is to continue to drive change in our industry for the benefit of our guests, associates and our communities," said Achim Lenders, vice president of food and beverage, international operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.
He added: "This new direction for food and beverage operations will enable and challenge Hyatt hotels to explore new opportunities with local suppliers, reinvigorate how our guests are served, and challenge everyone to do what's best."
Susan Santiago, vice president of food and beverage, North America operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, said: "This philosophy, which began implementation in the U.S. in mid-2011, is an effort to support the health of our guests, planet, and the local community is at the core of every food and beverage decision that is made at Hyatt properties. We are evolving the way food is purchased and served at Hyatt hotels. We believe it is what our guests deserve."
Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. is a key component of the health and wellness pillar of Hyatt Thrive, Hyatt's global corporate responsibility platform designed to enable thriving communities.