In an effort to give back to the community, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc announced a new partnership with Royal Academy of Culinary Arts in the United Kingdom.
This will bring an ‘Adopt A School’ programme to Abu Dhabi.
With almost 18% of children aged between 2 and 15 years old having grown clinically obese in the last decade, the programme aims to tackle childhood obesity by giving children a hands-on approach to food education.
The programme has been designed as a tool to give children knowledge on healthy eating and practical skills at an early stage. The programme can be rolled out to all ages.
Starwood’s hotels in Abu Dhabi will be training selected chefs on how to deliver the programme to children. Chef Justin Galea, director of food and beverage and executive chef at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi is authorised to conduct the programme under the accordance of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.