Hill Country Chefs Impart Green Thumbs to Young Campers
Drawing on Hyatt’s Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. food and beverage philosophy, the chefs at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa rely on the herb garden that’s right on resort grounds to provide fresh herbs and vegetables for their fine dining restaurant, Antlers Lodge. Windflower – The Hill Country Spa also has been known to pinch a few herbs for its signature treatments. Every spring as the culinary team determines what to plant, the recreation department creates a plant day for Camp Hyatt campers and for the hotel’s younger guests.
Chef de cuisine for Antlers, Scott Ward, is almost as comfortable in the garden as he is in the kitchen. Although he is an apartment dweller, he has an incredible patio garden and loves shopping at Farmer’s Markets for local produce. Scott educates each young guest about the specific plants, lets them taste and smell each herb and tells them how they are used in Hill Country’s kitchens and how they can be incorporated into their own home menus. Nutritional aspects as well as the importance of organic farming to our food chain are all covered.
With their new green thumb wisdom, each young participant is encouraged begin or nurture their own home gardens.