While everyone thinks they understand what environmentally friendly cuisine means, there are a lot of fallacies out there that could lead you astray. We asked Cabrin Kelly-Hale, director of event planning with JW Marriott Star Pass in Tucson, to debunk some of those organic catering myths.
True or False: Meeting hotels now offer more organic food. Kelly-Hale: False. I did a great deal of research on hotel banquet menus across the country in preparing for our 2008 menus and was honestly shocked that this was not a focus. Of 60 sets of menus from large properties across the country, I was amazed that only two mentioned organic. But we are seeing more requests for green menus — during the first three months of 2008, these requests were up at least 35 percent from the same time ...
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