A downtown Winnipeg hotel is going local, serving up food only produced by Manitoba farmers.
The Marlborough Hotel has taken on the challenge of local, sustainable food as part of their involvement in the upcoming Growing Local Conference in February. Organized by Food Matters Manitoba, the event brings together consumers, farmers, First Nations harvesters and everyone in between for three days of hands-on workshops, discussions and displays all about healthy, sustainable and fair food.
Hotel chef Gil Ferreira has already started planning the menu for the conference, being held February 23-25, as he searches for Manitoba farmers to find sustainably produced vegetables, eggs, meat, pasta, and snacks.
“This is a great opportunity for us to show how hotels can promote sustainable food,” said conference services manager Michele Cherski. “For example, kitchen staff will partner with inner city groups to compost all food scraps during the weekend. The compost will enrich the soil for growing healthy vegetables in community gardens.”