Millennium Hotels and Resorts, MEA joins forces with Switch Foods to craft the future of sustainable gastronomy

Published on December 26, 2023

Millennium Hotels and Resorts, MEA, has partnered with Switch Foods, a pioneering UAE-based FoodTech start-up, marking a significant step towards reducing its environmental impact. This collaboration is a testament to Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ commitment to reducing its carbon footprint while delivering a unique culinary experience to its guests through locally sourced, plant-based, and sustainable products.

As part of the agreement, Switch Foods’ plant-based offerings will be incorporated into the menus at Millennium Hotels, spanning their F&B outlets and in-room dining. Highlighting Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ commitment to community engagement, this initiative plays an important role in supporting local businesses, fueling innovation and mutual growth, and providing equal opportunities. The partnership also spearheads sustainability and climate change initiatives, embodying UAE’s Vision to position the country as a global leader in the food security index by 2051.

“Our collaboration with Switch Foods is a significant step in our journey towards a greener and more responsible approach to culinary excellence. We are proud to embrace this partnership, which aligns perfectly with our commitment to eco-conscious practices,” said Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim, CEO of Millennium Hotels and Resorts. “By working with Switch Foods, our shared vision is to introduce cuisines that are not only nutritionally rich but also authentically flavorful, with no compromise on taste.”

Switch Foods is a homegrown  UAE-based FoodTech start-up on a mission to change eating habits by offering sustainable plant-based meat alternatives. Offering 100% clean-label meat alternatives, Switch Foods does not compromise on taste and well-being while celebrating local cuisines. The company aims to empower individuals and brands with the choice to embrace a healthier lifestyle and enjoy the authentic flavours of their beloved regional dishes.

Edward Hamod, Founder & CEO of Switch Foods, said: “This partnership with Millennium Hotels and Resorts underscores our shared commitment to advancing sustainable practices in the hospitality industry. Millennium hotels & Resorts, like Switch, have always integrated local sourcing and sustainability into their practices and made them a top priority. Therefore, it was easy to find alignment and explore the opportunity of redefining dining experiences to promote a greener and more sustainable future for all across their hotels and outlets. “

Millennium Hotels and Resorts and Switch Foods are set to unveil an extensive selection of plant-based dishes, including delectable options such as loaded nachos, Switch Fajita Wrap, Spaghetti Bolognese and Lasagna Al Forno. Guests at Millenium Palace Mirdif or the Copthorne hotel can now enjoy a diverse selection of plant-based meat alternatives, with availability expanding to other Millennium properties in the near future.

Source: Press release

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