November 6, 2013
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces the launch of the first global children's hotel menu designed by a child food expert and an award winning chef. The menu, which launches at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in early 2014, promises to take children through an exciting journey of food discovery.
Designed specifically for the young InterContinental guest, the menu has been jointly developed by award winning celebrity chef
and leading children's food expert and best-selling international author, Annabel Karmel MBE. The menu will feature delicious dishes which embrace flavours, textures, smells and tastes that will take children on an educational voyage around the world while ensuring an enjoyable and nutritionally balanced meal.
Annabel Karmel MBE
said: "Children are naturally inquisitive, and grown-ups are often surprised by the flavours they enjoy. Sometimes it takes a little encouragement, and a holiday with the family can be a great opportunity to explore new and exciting foods.
"Working with Theo, we've created a menu filled with diverse flavours and tastes whilst offering the nutritional balance InterContinental travellers with young families are looking for."
Annabel is best known for her innovative recipes that embody her passion for giving children the very best start in life by inspiring families to cook nutritious, delicious meals that taste great. Few people also know that Annabel started working life as a musician and one of her early jobs was playing the harp at the InterContinental London Park Lane. Theo, on the other hand, is internationally renowned for creating simple, authentic dishes using the best and freshest ingredients.
"My cooking philosophy is greatly influenced by my parents' love for good food," said
Theo Randall, Chef Patron of
Theo Randall at the InterContinental
"Growing up, a memorable family holiday was always one with great food experiences. I've found that I learn quickest about different cultures and cities through the flavours of cuisines at each destination I visit and this is something I hope to bring to life for the children who visit InterContinental restaurants around the globe."
With properties in more than 60 countries and 170 hotels, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to providing diverse, enriching experiences that are rich with local insight. The new children's menu is set to excite the junior palate through a variety of classic favourites and truly international delights that reflect the breadth of countries the luxury hotel brand is located in.