OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS LAUNCHES JUNIOR CHEF PROGRAM, INSPIRES YOUNG GUESTS TO HELP END FOOD INSECURITY
Upgrade kids' menus, new programming work in lock step with brand’s 'Say Goodnight to Hunger' effort; donations to date have surpassed 20 million meals
DALLAS, TX (March 9, 2022) – Omni Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Omni Junior Chefs, a multifaceted food and beverage program designed to elevate children’s’ dining experience, while giving young hotel guests an opportunity to give back and help fight food insecurity. To the surprise and delight of those 10 years old and younger, kids upon check-in will receive an Omni Junior Chefs activities tote bag and enjoy special kids’ menus at Omni restaurants, along with the opportunity to donate a meal to those in need. The program rolls out nationwide this month at more than 50 Omni hotels and resorts.
The Junior Chefs program includes:
Omni Hotels & Resorts’ Pledge to Fight Food Insecurity and “Say Goodnight to Hunger”
- A complimentary Junior Chefs tote for all guests checking in with children 10 years or younger, complete with an activity book, crayons, and organic snacks and juice boxes
- Elevated Omni Junior Chefs kids’ menu at Omni restaurants, featuring locally inspired, kid-friendly fare with “heart-healthy,” “protein-packed,” and “gluten-free” meal designations
- A Say Goodnight to Hunger postcard redeemable for one meal donation to a child or person in need, along with a Say Goodnight to Hunger Bracelet while supplies last
The roll out of the Junior Chefs program coincides with Omni’s Say Goodnight to Hunger major milestone of 20 million meals donated in partnership with Feeding America®, a nationwide network of food banks that provides nutritious meals to feed children, families, and seniors in communities across the United States.
More than 42 million Americans live with limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, including 13 million children. The Omni Junior Chefs program gives kids an opportunity to learn about food insecurity and actively help fight for hunger relief by decorating a Say Goodnight to Hunger postcard and turning it into the front desk to donate a meal.
"Omni Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to hunger relief and we believe in not just giving back, but encouraging our guests to participate, first-hand, in the hopes that they will take some of that home with them to their own communities after their stay,” said Peter Strebel, President, Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Now with our Junior Chefs program, we can reach and inspire guests from an early age on the importance of philanthropy and giving back.”
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Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at over 51 distinct hotels and resorts in the country’s most popular leisure and business destinations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. With more than 21 iconic golf courses, and multiple short courses, 24 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest® loyalty program. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative, to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families, and seniors in communities in which it operates. Through its partnership with Shared Hope International, Omni is dedicated to the education and training of its associates to help combat human trafficking. Omni Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.