Marriott International has introduced Mood Diets 2.0, a new menu that will be co-created by crowdsourcing authentic recipes through a contest held across 15 Indian cities.
With innovation in mind, the hotel chain first launched Mood Diets earlier this year with a focus on curating a menu to meet the nutrient requirements of guests, while satiating unconscious food cravings at the same time.
This time, Mood Diets has been relaunched with a vegan touch since all dishes will need to be plant-based. Only vegan, simple and fuss-free preparations using one or more of the 10 organic ingredients shortlisted by the Marriott masterchefs will be selected. The menu is aimed at serving sustainable food to customers.
The top three recipes will be featured in the upcoming Mood Diets 2.0 menu that will be introduced in January. The menu will be available for order on Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels, the Marriott home delivery service.
“Our first installment of ‘Mood Diets’ as part of our delivery platform Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels was very well received and was hugely successful across most of our hotels. Given the positive feedback we got from our guests we decided to introduce Mood Diets 2.0 with more changes and innovations,” says Khushnooma Kapadia, Senior Area Director of Marketing – South Asia, Marriott International. “With sustainability becoming an integral part of our lifestyle choices and a significant priority for us as an organization, the intent was to create a newly minted diet that is uplifting and engages in creating the right kind of mood setting for our customers.”
Commenting on the crowd sourced menu design, Himanshu Taneja, Culinary Director – South Asia, Marriott International said, “Every ingredient has a unique flavour, most of which may still be undiscovered. With this initiative we want to engage with the larger community, encouraging them to share authentic recipes with their own local touch. We are confident the added filter of sustainability will get foodies and home-grown chefs interested & excited, to try something new and creative. Overall research also shows a sustainable diet improves moods and productivity levels, making it an obvious choice for the Mood Diets menu”.
Mood Diets 2.0 will be available across 21 Marriott International hotels including – Renaissance Mumbai, JW Marriott Pune, JW Marriott Kolkata, Westin Pune ,Marriott Indore, Aloft Aerocity New Delhi, Marriott Kochi, JW Marriott Bengaluru, Sheraton Grand Whitefield Bengaluru, Sheraton Grand Brigade Bengaluru, Renaissance Bengaluru, JW Marriott Chandigarh, Courtyard by Marriott Amritsar, Courtyard by Marriott Raipur, The Westin Chennai, The Westin Goa, Le Meridien Nagpur, Sheraton Hyderabad, JW Marriott Bengaluru, JW Marriott Mussoorie , Courtyard by Marriott Agra and Courtyard by Marriott Hebbal.