Friday, February 24, 2017

AccorHotels Celebrates Sustainable Seafood Week Philippines

Sustainable Seafood Week is a week-long celebration between environmental groups, NGOs, and hotels and restaurants in Metro Manila that aims to raise awareness among consumers of unsustainable fishing practices.


From February 20 - 27, 2017, AccorHotels in Manila all joined the advocacy with a series of cooking demonstrations, workshops, and of course, an array of sumptuous feasts from the sea. Highlighting the event from the AccorHotels was a dinner at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila last February 23, 2017.


The AccorHotels who participated and presented their own mouthwatering creations for the Gala dinner at Sofitel Philippine Plaza are: Raffles Makati, Fairmont Makati, Novotel Manila Araneta Center and Mercure Manila Ortigas.


"AccorHotels Philippines is committed to supporting Sustainable Seafood Week and assuring our diners that an ever-increasing percentage of the seafood served in our hotels is sourced from non-endangered fisheries," says Adam Laker, Area General Manager of AccorHotels Philippines. "AccorHotels' dedication to sustainable development issues back to more than 20 years and was crystallized in 2011, then in 2016 with PLANET 21 programmed, which encompasses sustainable commitments that aspire to significantly reduce our environmental footprint by 2020. Among these are to achieve a 30% reduction in food waste and to ensure that 100% of our restaurants follow our Healthy and Sustainable Charter, which outlines healthy, high-quality sustainable food models and supply sources."


Christian Schmidradner, General Manager of Meliomar Inc. and coordinator of Sustainable Seafood Week Philippines, says, "I am excited that AccorHotels' properties in the Philippines are joining the second Sustainable Seafood Week in Manila. It is important that large international hotel groups have access to responsibly and sustainably produced and sourced seafood so that the chefs can implement their hotels' sustainability goals and address the growing-demand from guests for sustainable food sources." Meliomar is a seafood processing and export company focusing on the development and trade of high-quality sustainable seafood, and one of the driving forces behind the sustainable seafood initiative in the Philippines."

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila serves sustainable seafood with room service and in all of its restaurants. There's also Spiral's "Hooked at Spiral" seafood night every Wednesday. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is committed to increasing its sustainable seafood usage to 50% in the next three years.






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