Omni hotels & resorts and chef cheryl forberg team up to offer new healthy dining options

Award-Winning Chef, Bestselling Author and Registered Dietician Joins Luxury Hotel Brand as In-House Nutritionist

IRVING, Texas (March 27, 2013) – Cheryl Forberg, R.D., one of the nation’s leading authorities on nutrition, a James Beard award-winning chef, and nutritionist for NBC’s The Biggest Loser, has joined Omni Hotels & Resorts culinary team as the luxury hotel brand’s in-house nutritionist. From Omni’s award winning restaurants to in-room dining, Forberg will work closely with Omni chefs to create both delicious and nutritious menu choices.

This year Omni will embark on several unique and captivating food and beverage campaigns, drawing on Forberg’s expert guidance. She will play an instrumental role in each of Omni’s culinary initiatives, expanding healthy dining options with cuisine that boasts delicious robust flavors, while also being prepared in healthier and more socially responsible ways. 

“Omni recognizes today’s discerning traveler’s demand food and beverage options that are both pleasing to their palates and nutritious for their overall well-being,” said Stephen Rosenstock, senior vice president of food and beverage for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “While Omni has a rich history of providing healthy, flavorful menus, Cheryl’s infinite knowledge and passion for wonderful food will help us successfully balance these two demands.” 

Working directly with Omni’s executive chefs and culinary leaders, Forberg will help develop new menu creations, as well as additions to Omni’s already extensive banquet menus. The brand will also introduce an entirely new Kids Menu, where Forberg’s nutritional influence will inspire a scrumptious menu designed to satisfy both kids and parents alike. 

“I’m eager to work with Omni to put flavors first, combining just the right amount of fresh delicious ingredients to create bold enticing flavors, that also happen to be healthy,” said Forberg. “Cooking with just the right flavor can turn an ordinary meal into an extraordinary experience.” 

The Forberg partnership is the latest example of Omni’s commitment to providing guests healthy dining options. In 2007 Omni transitioned to zero grams trans-fat cooking oil and also launched its “Art of Breakfast” menu. This program phased in the exclusive use of cage free eggs – making it the first American hotel brand to institute such an initiative.

 Keeping up with the growing demand for gluten-free foods, Omni also recently rolled out gluten-free breakfast stations in all locations as part of “Art of Breakfast.” Other “Art of Breakfast” enhancements included more locally sourced items, such as condiments, jams and honeys, as well as a new sausage patty with blueberries made exclusively for Omni. 

For additional information or to book accommodations, guests may visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni. Travelers or media can also follow Omni at Facebook.com/OmniHotels or

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ABOUT OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences, taking guests on “A Total Departure” to 50 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni property showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, providing a heightened level of rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications, most recently being named the top upper-upscale hotel for the fifth time by J.D. Power and Associates in its 2012 North American Guest Satisfaction Index Study. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni. 

About Cheryl Forberg Cheryl Forberg’s work as the nutritionist for the NBC show The Biggest Loser is viewed by millions. A James Beard Award-winning chef and New York Times bestselling author, Chef Cheryl is the go-to source for healthy cooking, from soup to nuts – literally. Her most recent books, ‘Flavor First’ and “Quinoa for Dummies’ are examples of her passion for creating simple delicious meals that just happen to be healthy. She brings knowledge, expertise and a genuine warmth in all she does, whether as an inventive chef or a trusted nutrition advisor

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