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It is very good trend in terms of sustanable food business. Local food concept encouraged local farmer to grow fresh natural ingredients that can be used in hotel kitchen and prapare delicious meal out of them. For manager it is good idea to use local food in terms of cost effective. However, for big franchise company such aa Hilton, how they can change their purchasing contract with some of establish international supplier. changing towards local food trend may be easy for small company. But for large establishment it may be difficult or there may be some issue arised, such as appropriate food quality assurance or certification, franchise agreement for food purchasing and so on. On the other hand, consumers behaviour will force to adopt this food trend in hotel kitchen, so, it would be a challanging task for manager.
Gluten free diet is a new gastronomic issue in food service industry. I agree with stereotypes concept has raised in food industry about Gluten free diet. People are influenced with celebrities and have accepted that Gluten free can loss the weight and it has health benefits. But the fact is as author indicated, for people with coeliac disease, gluten causes the body to attack itself by destroying "villi", tiny fingerlike protrusions lining the small intestine that are vital for absorbing nutrition. Due to misconception in customers demand, hotels or resorts have to provide gluten free diet in their menus. In such circumstances, the cost of food is become higher because of the price of gluten free item is much expensive than regular food products. Thus, manager has to consider in menu design about the gluten free option that lead to purchasing extra number of ingredients.
Despite the fact that Genetically Modified (GM) food has adverse helth effect, there is positive issue need to identify while purchasing. GM foods are cheaper so, as being a manger it may be interseted to reduce food cost for profitable business. However, manager has to consider for food ethics and customers' rights in regards to their health. I do agree with consequences of GM foods, but in certain geographic region where ingredients are not avaible all year around and it has to pay higher amount for organic food. In that circumtances purchasing the GM food may be sustanability approach of business strategy rathe than lossing business.