First we find out that kids' food at summer camp has been elevated to "camp cuisine" status -- nothing remotely close to what we remember from our awkward adolescent summers. Now, should we really be surprised to discover that the kids' menu at various Hyatt locations is undergoing an extreme makeover by none other than Alice Waters? According to Paula Forbes of Eater, the new menu is a supplement to the Hyatt's "For Kids, By Kids" menu. This carefully developed offshoot of the Hyatt's menu was taste-tested by kids, and offers three courses: a salad, an entrée and a dessert.
A July memo from the Hyatt Corporation stated that this menu will serve up to three million children each year and will be in line with the company's philosophy: "Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served." The Hyatt had already joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) before creating this new menu.
A sample kids' lunch at the hotel could include a "Shaken Chopped Salad with roasted chicken, vegetables, brown rice and yogurt basil dressing" or a "Build Your Own Whole Wheat Sub Sandwich with turkey, lettuce, tomato, cheese on a whole wheat mini-sub." With a children's menu this inticing, we can't help wondering what the grownups are eating (or if they're tempted to eat off their kids' plates).