|Feeding young globe-trotters|
InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the launch of the first global children’s hotel menu designed by a child food expert and an award winning chef. The menu, which launched at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in early 2014, promises to take children through an exciting journey of food discovery.
Designed specifically for the young InterContinental guest, the menu has been jointly developed by award winning celebrity chef Theo Randall and leading children's food expert and best-selling international author, Annabel Karmel MBE. The menu will feature delicious dishes which embrace flavours, textures, smells and tastes that will take children on an educational voyage around the world while ensuring an enjoyable and nutritionally balanced meal.
Annabel is best known for her innovative recipes that embody her passion for giving children the very best start in life by inspiring families to cook nutritious, delicious meals that taste great. Few people also know that Annabel started working life as a musician and one of her early jobs was playing the harp at the InterContinental London Park Lane. Theo, on the other hand, is internationally renowned for creating simple, authentic dishes using the best and freshest ingredients.
With properties in more than 60 countries and 170 hotels, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to providing diverse, enriching experiences that are rich with local insight. The new children’s menu is set to excite the junior palate through a variety of classic favourites and truly international delights that reflect the breadth of countries the luxury hotel brand is located in.
As part of the menu’s development, Annabel and Theo conducted a test and learn tasting session with young guests in October. The dishes trialled proved a big hit and provided the culinary duo with additional insight into the dishes they will roll out as part of the final menu.
Simon Scoot, Vice President Global Brands, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and IHG Global Resorts said: “A great dining experience is something our guests expect when staying with us – and we’re dedicated to innovating and delivering this across all our brands at IHG. For InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in particular, we understand our guests' desire to give their children the best opportunities to learn about the world whilst having fun – and food is a great opportunity to do this.”
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts rolled out the new menu from January 2014 and it will be available in all properties globally by the end of June 2014.
This menu launch is a key part of a renewed food and beverage focus fo IHG, whose family of brands also includes Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts. IHG’s team of chefs and food experts globally are working on a number of new programmes to improve and enhance the food and beverage experiences guests can enjoy across the company’s family of nine brands and more than 4,600 hotels globally.
More information on InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.
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