THE FEED: Hyatt Regency Debuts New For Kids By Kids Menu, Organic Options by Renowned Chef Alice Waters

2012-07-18T13:35:00Z 2014-09-16T13:32:54Z THE FEED: Hyatt Regency Debuts New For Kids By Kids Menu, Organic Options by Renowned Chef Alice WatersKristin Brashares | | | Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest

Forget chicken fingers and French fries. The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch’s new For Kids By Kids menu options go far beyond the typical dining-out options for tykes.

Grounded in Hyatt’s global health eating initiative, Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served, the menu was created in association with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). As part of the roll out, separate from the PHA commitment, Hyatt Regency St. Louis will also offer a three-course organic menu for children developed exclusively by renowned chef Alice Waters.

The For Kids By Kids menu was tasted, tested and approved by kids, including 11-year-old cooking enthusiast Haile Thomas, who is spearheading a campaign for healthy eating through her online cooking show, Kids Can Cook. Hyatt’s food and beverage team worked with Thomas and her peers to ensure offerings on the menu not only meet the brand’s standards for nutrition and quality, but are also fun, according to the Hyatt.

Catering to the greater level of culinary sophistication among today’s children, the new menu offerings “will present a creative way for kids to engage with their food, such as customizing their own pasta dish and shaking their own salad,” according to the Hyatt.

Sample items from the For Kids By Kids Menu include:

Breakfast: Top Your Own Taco, a whole wheat tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, cheese and fun toppings

Lunch: Shaken Chopped Salad with roasted chicken, vegetables, brown rice and yogurt basil dressing; Build Your Own Whole Wheat Sub Sandwich with turkey, lettuce, tomato, cheese on a whole wheat mini-sub. (These offerings are also available during dinner hours).

Dinner: Natural Beef grilled and served with potatoes, roasted vegetables and garden salad.

The menu developed by Alice Waters features a full organic meal that includes a salad, chicken entrée and dessert. Another option: Children who prefer to choose the same meal as their parents can offer a half portion off the regular menu at half the price.

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut Street, 314.655.1234,

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