News for the Hospitality Executive
Radisson Hotels & Resorts Partners with The Culinary
of America to Refine "Tasteful Choices" Menu
|MINNEAPOLIS (March 3, 2008) - To provide guests with superb
dining options and support those committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle
while traveling, Radisson Hotels & Resorts® today announced its
enhanced "Tasteful Choices" menu. The enhanced Tasteful Choices menu
will double the number of breakfast, lunch and dinner options for hotels
to choose from to feature at participating hotels in the United States
beginning May 2008.
In refining the menu, Carlson again turned to its guests and top Radisson chefs to find out which foods appeal most to their unique lifestyles, appetites and special needs. Additionally, Radisson partnered with The Culinary Institute of America to develop Tasteful Choices recipes that range from healthy and low-fat options for the health conscious traveler to as well as rich, decadent options for the traveler wanting to indulge.
Each hotel and resort will feature between eight to 15 Tasteful Choices items on restaurant, room service and/or catering menus, based on the property's location.
"A growing number of travelers want healthy dining options when they travel, whether they are dieting or not," said Nancy Johnson, executive vice president of franchise operations for Radisson Hotels & Resorts. "Still others view dining out as an opportunity to treat themselves to gourmet meals that still fit into their dietary lifestyle."
"The Tasteful Choices menu was first introduced two years ago. Guest satisfaction among those who tasted the menu items in 2007 has increased by more than 7 percent. Furthermore, 87 percent of guests who sampled from the menu said they intended to order from it again."
"The program supports Radisson's brand positioning that invites guests to ‘Stay Your Own Way' and control their experience at our hotels," noted Johnson. "We also offer our guests increased comfort to meet their individual needs with the custom-designed Sleep Number bed by Select ComfortTM and Express Yourself, the industry's first online check-in system."
Some of the new Tasteful Choices entrees include:
Bananas Foster French toast
Braised Beef Short Ribs
|Gielisse added that the Tasteful Choices menu is built on four basic
Radisson Hotels & Resorts currently has nearly 400 locations in 66 countries. Radisson is a division of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a global hotel group encompassing more than 965 locations in 70 countries under five hotel brands. For more information, visit online at www.radisson.com.
About the CIA
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not for profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees, as well as certificate programs, in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA has a network of more than 37,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Cat Cora, Harold Dieterle, Steve Ells, Todd English, Duff Goldman, Sara Moulton, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The college has campuses in New York (Hyde Park), California (The CIA at Greystone, St. Helena), and Texas (San Antonio), as well as an additional location in New York City (Astor Center, Manhattan). In addition to its degree programs, the CIA also offers courses for professionals and food enthusiasts, as well as wine education. For more information, and a complete listing of program offerings at each site, visit the CIA online at www.ciachef.edu.
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