(Macao, Nov. 9, 2018) – Sands Resorts Macao held a launch event today to announce its Green Cuisine campaign to introduce healthy vegan dishes at 14 of its restaurants, utilising the most advanced plant-based products available on the market.
Supported by Macao Government Tourism Office to reinforce the Creative City of Gastronomy designation, the campaign is a collaboration between Sands Resorts Macao and social enterprise Green Monday, which aims to tackle climate change and global food insecurity through green and sustainable living. The organisation works with corporations, universities and restaurants around the world to encourage the adoption of a plant-based diet one day a week to help in the fight against global warming and conserve natural resources.
The launch event, held at The Venetian® Macao’s Portofino restaurant, featured live cooking demonstrations to showcase the vegan version of Macao’s famous pork chop bun street food snack, the Sands Omnipork Pork Chop Bun, and other dishes using entirely plant-based ingredients.
Mark McWhinnie, Senior Vice President of Resort Operations and Development, Sands China Ltd.; Tom Connolly, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage Operations, Sands China Ltd.; Doris Leong, Head of Training & Quality Management Department, Macao Government Tourism Office; David Yeung, Founder of Green Monday and celebrity guest Janis Chan attended the event.
Sands Resorts Macao will offer a wide selection of delicious meat-free dishes at 14 of its most popular restaurants to offer guests healthier and more sustainable options while supporting its social and environmental responsibilities.
Participating restaurants include The Venetian Macao’s Portofino, Canton, Golden Peacock and North; Sands Cotai Central’s Dynasty 8; The Parisian Macao’s La Chine, Lotus Palace and Brasserie; and Sands Macao’s Golden Court and Copa Steakhouse. Guests can also taste the Sands Omnipork Pork Chop Bun at selected restaurants, including The Venetian Macao’s Imperial House, Sands Cotai Central’s Tastes, The Parisian Macao’s Market Bistro and Sands Macao’s 888 Food Court plus a green menu will be offered to MICE delegates as part of the Green Meetings programme.
Dishes offered will incorporate some of the most innovative plant-based foodtech ingredients from pioneers including products of Beyond Meat, Omnipork, Just Scramble, Daiya and Gardein. The campaign also makes Sands Resorts Macao unique in simultaneously offering such a comprehensive a range of non-meat substitutes.
Tom Connolly commented: “We are very excited about this campaign, which is one of the biggest corporate social responsibility initiatives of its kind and represents a positive impact for both hotel guests and visitors. A wide selection of vegan options will allow guests to experience and embrace this innovative social concept of a healthier and more sustainable diet.”
David Yeung, Founder of Green Monday, believes Sands China Ltd. is taking the leading role in transforming Macao into a greener, healthier, and more sustainable place to live. “We are incredibly excited about this partnership and thrilled Sands China Ltd. is taking a leading role in championing wellness, sustainability and the future of food. This Green Monday partnership encompasses multiple targets as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, including good health and well-being, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption, climate action, partnership for the goals. By implementing this initiative both for the community and its 28,000 staff members, Sands China Ltd. is playing a major part of aligning Macao with this leading global movement.”
As part of the campaign, the back of house team member dining rooms at all Sands China properties are serving vegan menus every Monday to encourage employees to eat a greater plant-based diet in support of better health.
To learn more about Green Cuisine Campaign, please go to: en.sandsresortsmacao.com/restaurants.html and en.sandsmacao.com/dining.html.