The Park Hyatt brand is introducing seasonally and locally inspired culinary workshops that will take place around the world four times per year, an evolution of its former Masters of Food & Wine events. While the workshops will officially debut in 2012, 19 Park Hyatt hotels will preview the new programming during the weekend of September 23.
Park Hyatt chefs and sommeliers will lead the “masters” programs, which will feature hands-on courses focused on the themes “in the field,” offering guests a chance to interact with artisanal food and beverage purveyors; “in the kitchen,” where guests can participate in cooking workshops; and “in the moment,” providing guests with tips on service and presentation.
The masters events will take place on four weekends at the turn of each season, with 2012 dates set for January 13-15, March 23-25, June 24-26 and September 21-23. Classes will be limited to between eight and 25 guests, depending on the property.
“Our guests actively request one-of-a-kind, culturally rich experiences that have a take-home element, particularly in food and beverage,” said Achim Lenders, vice president of food and beverage, international, for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “It is a natural evolution to transform our Park Hyatt Masters event into something more simple and interactive, pairing guests with local chefs and vintners to become masters themselves and letting guests see the destination through local eyes.”