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Bali Hotels Association Launches The First BHA Sustainable Food Festival 27 September – 16 October 2021

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Following the launch of www.welcomebacktobali.com recently, Bali Hotels Association (BHA) is proud to announce the launch of the first BHA Sustainable Food Festival with 30 member hotels participating, that will run from September 17 to October 26, 2021.

The festival allows participating members to showcase the innovative work they have been putting in during these times to shift to a more sustainable way of operating. Each participating member will prepare both a two-course lunch menu priced at maximum IDR 200,000 net per person and a three-course dinner menu at maximum IDR 350,000 net per person. Menus prepared must adhere to the following key sustainable criteria, such as ingredients used must be 100% sourced from Indonesia, encourage a minimum of 75% organically grown items, respect fair trade principles i.e. fully female run enterprises, and all seafood produces to be certified sustainable and poultry to be free range. Participating hotels are encouraged to organize special events and workshops around the sustainability theme. Sustainable food planning includes food and beverage produce that is ethically produced, processed, distributed and disposed of in ways that contribute to support local economies and livelihoods.

“It is truly encouraging to see our member hotels signing up to share the best practices they have had in place for some time. Our sector is going to recover and restart in a new, more sustainable manner and we are hopeful that these types of initiatives are able to raise public awareness and showcase what actions have been taken to adapt and progress during these challenging times,” says Jean Helière, Chairman BHA.

“Last year, we launched our social media campaign ‘Bali A New Kind Of Adventure’, a series of 6 inspiring short videos showcasing Bali under new health protocols and encouraging guests to travel responsibly. This upcoming food festival leverages the message on responsible travel, encouraging our hotel members and guests to contribute in reducing food waste through sustainability practices,” says Jean Helière.

The festival will be opened on September 27 to mark World Tourism Day, also align with this year’s theme of Tourism for Inclusive Growth and will be closed on October 16 in conjunction with World Food Day, marking the collective efforts taken to fight starvation and ensure healthy fare for all.

Advance reservations are highly recommended to confirm space availability, while also ensuring correct production amounts of food to avoid wastage.

How to book: Go to www.balihotelsassociation.com and the Sustainable Food Festive section to see all participating hotels, their respective menus, and how to make a booking.