Web Exclusive: Omni launches junior chefs program

Omni Hotels & Resorts has launched Omni Junior Chefs, a multifaceted food and beverage program designed to elevate children’s dining experience, while giving young hotel guests an opportunity to give back and help fight food insecurity.

Upon check-in kids 10 years old and younger will receive an Omni Junior Chefs activities tote bag and enjoy special kids’ menus at Omni restaurants, along with the opportunity to donate a meal to those in need.
“We launched this multifaceted food and beverage program for kids as a way to not only elevate their dining experience, but also to give our young hotel guests an opportunity to give back and help fight food insecurity,” Peter Strebel, chairman, Omni Hotels & Resorts, told Hotel Business.

The Junior Chefs program includes:

  • A complimentary Junior Chefs tote for all guests checking in with children 10 years or younger, complete with an activity book, crayons, and organic snacks and juice boxes
  • Elevated Omni Junior Chefs kids’ menu at Omni restaurants, featuring locally inspired, kid-friendly fare with “heart-healthy,” “protein-packed,” and “gluten-free” meal designations
  • A Say Goodnight to Hunger postcard redeemable for one meal donation to a child or person in need, along with a Say Goodnight to Hunger Bracelet while supplies last
  • The roll out of the Junior Chefs program coincides with Omni’s Say Goodnight to Hunger major milestone of 20 million meals donated in partnership with Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks that provides nutritious meals to feed children, families, and seniors in communities across the U.S.

More than 42 million Americans live with limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, including 13 million children. The Omni Junior Chefs program gives kids an opportunity to learn about food insecurity and actively help fight for hunger relief by decorating a Say Goodnight to Hunger postcard and turning it into the front desk to donate a meal.

“Introducing this program in tandem with that milestone underscored not only Omni’s dedication to hunger relief, but also inspiring our young guests from an early age on the importance of philanthropy and giving back,” he said.