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Hilton Announces Partnership with FreshOnTable to Source Local Produce in the UAE

Menu made exclusively from local ingredients will be available for a limited time at Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre and Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Hilton has signed an agreement with FreshOnTable, a UAE-based startup which promotes local farms and sustainability. Working with over 50 UAE farms, FreshOnTable sources food – including fruits, vegetables, dairy products, poultry and seafood- all of which will now be easily accessible to Hilton properties.

By sourcing items from local farms, FreshOnTable reduces the environmental footprint by keeping the source of production and consumption close together, allows farmers to operate at a sustainable margin, and ensures transparency. FreshOnTable also has a ‘no storage’ model, promising fresh, delicious produce on demand.

Emma Banks, Vice President, FB Strategy and Development Hilton EMEA said: ” Here at Hilton, by 2030, we are committed to doubling our investment in social impact and cutting our environmental footprint in half through responsible hospitality, and FB have a huge role to play in reaching this goal. I am very proud to be driving sustainable solutions, such as working with partners like FreshOnTable who are leading the way in the UAE in sourcing local and recycling food to help reduce our carbon footprint.”

Atul Chopra, FreshOnTable Managing Director and Founder said: FreshOnTable is delighted to have partnered with Hilton in their mission to promote local farms. This will go a long way in not only encouraging our farm partners to grow more but also assist in the nation’s food security mission.” said.

To celebrate the partnership, Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre and Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers will offer a limited-time ‘Made in the UAE’ menu. Available from 1st 30th June, this special menu will be made exclusively from local ingredients sourced from FreshOnTable, including local hamachi, succulent tomatoes, amazing mushrooms, various green leaf vegetables and organic chicken.

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