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Fairmont Offers Eco-Friendly Cuisine and Sustainable Meeting Options
Publish Date :11-Mar-2008
March 11, 2008
TORONTO, March 11, 2008 - Responding to guests’ need to please their palates while also minding their health, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts recently announced a brand wide commitment to use, wherever possible, sustainable, locally sourced and organically grown products as part of everyday food service operations, the first hotel company to do so.As part of an ongoing process in which Fairmont will continuously assess where it can make a difference through responsible food purchasing practices, menus across the chain will reflect this focus on fresh cuisine later this fall.This new initiative follows the move to eliminate all artificial trans fat from dining offerings earlier this year.
Fairmont's Green Partnership, the company’s award-winning environmental program, encourages guests to think green when traveling and offering healthful and delicious menu choices that highlight organic wines, local purveyors and on-site herb gardens is a natural extension. 费尔蒙还积极审核其采购和食物采购实践，从酒店和企业两个层级来全面了解可提供更多环保选项的领域。For example, all hotels worldwide offer guests the choice of menu items prepared with organic eggs.
In addition to highlighting these choices on menus, many Fairmont properties will also offer innovative guest experiences such as winemaker’s dinners, Shop with the Chef excursions, cooking classes, and trips to the farms where guests can learn where the food is sourced.
Meeting planners can also incorporate sustainable choices in their events through Eco-Meet, the company’s environmentally friendly conferencing program by including local, seasonal and organically grown menu items and innovative eco-inspired meeting breaks.Available at all properties, Eco-Meet offers planners wanting to “green” their events the chance to do so through four key components:
· Eco-service provides "disposable-free" food and beverage services and recycling stations in the meeting rooms, such as china and cutlery used instead of disposal items or centerpieces that are edible/organic or made from reusable items such as silk flowers.
· Eco-accommodation offers in-room information, recycling bins, optional sheet and towel replacement at select properties, energy-efficient lighting, and water-conserving showerheads, toilets and tap aerators.
· Eco-cuisine menus incorporate local, seasonal and organically grown foods wherever possible.
· Eco-programming provides activities and guest-speakers to complement the Eco-Meet experience, such as a keynote address or a full-day team building eco-experience.酒店还可为各种活动提供方便快捷的电子服务，其中包括可向代表提供信息和最新情况的专用电视频道、电子入住/退房服务以及随处可得的电子邮件联系信息和其他实用信息。费尔蒙还将购买绿色标签/能源证书来帮助会议筹划者弥补其活动的温室气体排放量。
Meeting planners can download a copy of Fairmont’s new green meeting checklist at www.fairmont.com/ecomeet.