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Park Hyatt forging links with agro-producers



Florentius-Van-Der-VaartBasseterre, St. Kitts, 20th November, 2017 ( - As a global brand, the Park Hyatt at Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts, has forged special links with local farmers and fishers to ensure the highest quality of local produce for the hotel.


Florentines Van Der Vaart is the General Manager of the Park Hyatt at Christophe Harbour and he described how the hotel has worked with local agro-producers to raise their standards in order to supply the hotel with fresh produce.


He described, for example, how the chef has worked with farmers for about a year in order for them to deliver quality and quantity on a consistent basis.


Speaking at a recent press conference at the Park Hyatt at Christophe Harbour, Van Der Vaart said, “We want to serve the best foods, organically sourced, and we want to have the best quality. So, the chef has worked with the hydroponics farmers on Nevis to get them to improve their quality and quantity that we can then use.”


Similarly, work has been done with poultry farmers on both islands.


He continued, “We want our eggs from chicken that are free roaming. In one instance, a farmer who had his chickens in cages changed his whole set up so the chickens now free-roam, and we are now able to buy his eggs.”


He said arrangements have been made for local fishers to deliver live fish and lobster to the hotel’s pier.


“We have lobster cages, so that we can have fresh lobster in our restaurants,” Van Der Vaart said.


He disclosed, also, that there are farmers on St. Kitts who supply potatoes and peppers, all organically grown.


“So these are the kind of examples, by working together, we can get a consistent supply at the right quality for our well travelled customers, who expect high quality… The Park Hyatt is a global brand… and our customers are discerning guests,” Van Der Vaart said.

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