Culture Committee Initiatives
Area of sustainability (i.e. food waste, single use plastics)
What were the objectives of the Social Responsibility or Environmental initiative?
The creation of a hotel family cookbook with the sale proceeds going to a local foodbank.
Detail of project
There were 195 recipes submitted by hotel employees. They were comprised of traditional cultural foods, or family traditions. Each recipe was accompanied by a background story from each employee. In addition, some favorite recipes from our restaurant chefs were added. Over 200 cookbooks were sold with $3,000 in proceeds going to Nourish New Jersey, a local foodbank.
Hotel owners, Benchmark Hospitality, employees, Nourish NJ, Nourish NJ clients
Impact on stakeholders
Opportunity to give to local community for the hotel and its employees. Funding to a local foodbank to support their community outreach
Companies or partners who contributed to the project
Benchmark Hospitality, Verizon, Nourish New Jersey
How did the project meet the original objectives and what were the successful outcomes?
The project raised $3,000 for a local charity
How were objectives and outcomes measured?
What you would do differently next time
Start earlier to allow for more employee participation
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