Sustainable Seafood is The Catch of The Day at Hilton Surfers Paradise’s Signature Restaurant
SURFERS PARADISE, Australia - Hilton Surfers Paradise is leading the way on the Gold Coast dining scene, offering sustainably sourced seafood as a menu mainstay at Catch Restaurant.
Under the guidance of Executive Chef Kathy Tindall, the signature restaurant at Hilton Surfers Paradise is committed to sourcing and serving sustainable seafood. This pledge underscores one of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose global commitments of only serving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified seafood by the year 2022.
Hilton’s global vision prioritizes conservation and considers consumers’ environmental impact on natural resources. It is also a particular passion of Ms. Tindall’s, as research shows 90 percent of our oceans are overfished* and 50 percent of fish species consumed have disappeared since 1970**.
“Here at Hilton, we source our seafood from known sustainable suppliers in order to conserve the amount of seafood that is sourced from the ocean and to reduce the amount of wild caught fish,” said Kathy Tindall, executive chef, Hilton Surfers Paradise. “Sourcing sustainable food, especially seafood, is important because every little bit counts when it comes to our environment.”
Following the guidelines of the Marine Stewardship Council, an international, not-for-profit organisation, Hilton will contribute to the health of the world’s oceans, while protecting the livelihoods of fishermen and fish for the future.
“It is important to acknowledge that fishermen are part of an industry in Australia that need our ongoing support,” said Ms. Tindall. “There are plenty of sustainable seafood choices available, however the next challenge will be encouraging suppliers to take the next step and become certified with MSC.”
Whilst there has been a consumer shift in demand for sustainable food sources to become mainstays on restaurant menus, Ms. Tindall believes there is room for improvement with increased customer education on where their food comes from and the benefits of eating sustainably sourced foods.
Catch Restaurant’s most popular dish, the Seafood Platter for Two, is an example of sustainably sourced seafood with natural oysters sourced from New South Wales, chilled bugs from Moreton Bay and grilled prawns from Mooloolaba.
For more information about Catch Restaurant visit www.catchrestaurant.com.au
For more information about Hilton’s Travel with Purpose initiative visit: https://cr.hilton.com/
* Report: www.fao.org/3/a-i3720e/index.html | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
** Report: www.worldwildlife.org/publications/living-blue-planet-report-2015 | WWF
About Catch Restaurant
Catch Restaurant is the signature restaurant at Hilton Surfers Paradise. Inspired by the Gold Coast lifestyle and its beachside location, Catch offers a vibrant, coastal atmosphere and fresh, affordable cuisine. Here, diners can enjoy a seasonal menu created by Executive Chef Kathy Tindall, with subtle Asian influences and a focus on sustainable seafood. Catch Restaurant enjoys an idyllic location overlooking the energy of Orchid Avenue where diners can watch the street life from large circular porthole windows or enjoy the energy provided by the open kitchen where the team of chefs create their culinary delights.
About Travel with Purpose
Travel with Purpose is Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally. By 2030, we plan to double our social impact and reduce our environmental footprint in half. We track, analyze and report our environmental and social impact at each of Hilton’s 5,400 hotels through LightStay, our award-winning performance measurement system. Travel with Purpose capitalizes on Hilton’s global scale to catalyze local economic growth; promote human rights; invest in people and local communities; and preserve our planet by reducing our impact on natural resources. Our strategy aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. Visit cr.hilton.com to learn more.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly 100 years, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With more than 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/hhr or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.