Northampton, MA — News Direct– Las Vegas Sands
While the United Nations has designated June 18 as Sustainable Gastronomy Day to raise awareness of the environmental and social impact of how food is grown, transported, served and disposed of, Sands works to address these issues every day at destination resorts her around the world.
Sustainable gastronomy is a broad topic that includes everything from the origin of the ingredients of the meals to how they reach the markets and ultimately inside and outside the dishes. At Sands, sourcing and promoting sustainable food alternatives is part of the company’s overall commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of its operations.
As a result, the company’s global resorts have taken a number of steps to seamlessly combine five-star dining experiences with the integration of sustainability into all aspects of their food and beverage operations, from menu curation to catered events and food halls. of team members to the supply of food products with sustainable certifications such as organic, Fair Trade or Marine Stewardship Council. Sustainable food waste management is also a key component of the global food strategy.
“With a topic as broad as sustainable gastronomy, no single solution can have a full impact,” said Katarina Tesarova, senior vice president and managing director of sustainability. “We look at every part of the food chain – from procurement to preparation to food waste – to make an impact in multiple ways. We also need to balance achieving sustainability with the superior culinary experiences our guests expect, and we have made huge strides towards this, even in the difficult times brought by the pandemic.”
In 2021, Sands properties sourced 28% of their coffee, tea and other beverages sustainably and 30% of their seafood purchased through sustainable alternatives. Among the regions, Sands China added three new oyster products that meet the sustainability criteria of the World Wide Fund for Nature and two alternative options of organic yellowfin drum fish to the menus. Sands China also continues its work to incorporate sustainably certified ingredients and vegetarian items in various restaurants.
In Singapore, Marina Bay Sands has sourced 41% of its seafood and 53% of its coffee from sustainable sources by 2021, while also working with restaurant partners on their sustainability initiatives. At the award-winning restaurant Mott 32, staff spent months recreating various signature sustainable cuisine dishes using only plants and meat alternatives. Mott 32’s plant-based menu is one of the first to combine true Cantonese cooking techniques with a sustainable approach to dining in a Chinese fine dining destination.
In addition, Marina Bay Sands kicked off 2022 with ‘Vegan January’, in which 11 of its restaurants offered a special plant-based dish to kick off the new year. The resort’s focus on sustainable food options also extends to the Team Member dining room, where plant-based dishes are offered one day each week.
Food waste management is also a key part of Sands’ sustainable food strategy and efforts range from waste prevention to diversion strategies. Resorts work to keep food waste out of landfills through several steps, including training team members, managing food production and partnering with local facilities to reuse food products, such as cooking oil for use as biodiesel . Sands also recovers food from catered events to donate to community nonprofits that provide hunger relief, as well as animal welfare organizations for their food supplies.
To learn more about Sands’ commitment to sustainable nutrition and food, download the 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report: https://www.sands.com/resources/reports/
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