Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong, China – July 11, 2011
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Promotes Local Organic Farming in Global Tree Planting Campaign. 300 fig trees planted at local farm.
On June 27, 2011, forty employees of
Executive Chef Herve Fucho first began to work with brother and sister team Ping and Joey Ng at Zen Organic Farm more than two years ago, sourcing organic vegetables for use in The Lounge, Caprice and other outlets. As a hotel committed to sourcing and serving the finest in food, combining the company’s environmental initiative with the opportunity to support a local community business was a natural step.
Led by Ping Ng,
Passionate about the increasing readiness of organic produce in Hong Kong, Chef Fucho commented: “As the availability of organic produce grows in our vicinity, so will the education of the many health and environmental benefits of using these items. In Europe, Australia and the United States, organic produce is offered as part of the norm to consumers and caterers, so we are late to come on board over here. We have been using organic produce within the Hotel for many years but it is flown in from Australia, France and the US. While the taste is considerably better and is my top priority, I am always conscious of the carbon footprint this leaves, which I’m sure is the case with many chefs in Hong Kong. Having people like Ping and Joey dedicated to this cause in a place where land is so valuable is very inspiring.”
The Hotel team have been invited by the Ngs to return at the end of 2011, to see the fruits of their labour.
Hotel Press Contact
Director of Public Relations
8 Finance Street
Central, Hong Kong, China
Email Claire Blackshaw
T. (852) 3196-8306
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