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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hay-Adams, one of the world’s leading luxury hotels, just announced that it is partnering with the University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) to serve locally grown produce from its Muirkirk Farm. The farm of the District’s only landgrant university uses sustainable growing methods to produce a range of fresh herbs and vegetables including ethnic crops not native to the US, but that can be grown locally.


    As part of its farm-to-table initiatives, The Hay-Adams chefs, who are regular visitors to local farmer’s markets, will now incorporate fresh produce grown through UDC’s sustainability program into their world-renowned cuisine. Senior Executive Sous Chef Jaime Montes De Oca, who oversees the Lafayette Restaurant, Off The Record Bar and the Hotel’s In-Room Dining service, will introduce leafy green vegetables and produce native to Africa, Jamaica, the Caribbean, Asia and the West Indies, among others, on their daily menus. The new partnership will also provide collaborative community events that focus on nutrition, local food production, and culinary training.


    “We are looking forward to serving our guests from around the world international food grown locally,” says Hans Bruland, Vice President and General Manager of The Hay-Adams. “It will not only remind our international guests of home, but also provide a wonderful introduction to food that our DC community may not have the opportunity to otherwise experience.”


    CAUSES Dean Dr. Sabine O’Hara says consumers are becoming increasingly aware of where their food comes from and how it impacts their health and well-being. “The partnership between The Hay-Adams and the University of the District of Columbia recognizes that people want to eat locally grown food they can trust,” O’Hara says.


    About The Hay-Adams

    Located at Sixteenth and H Streets at Lafayette Park across from the White House, The Hay-Adams is Washington’s finest luxury hotel and one of the most historic and celebrated properties in the world. The Hotel offers 145 rooms and suites, many with White House views. It has won numerous awards for its impeccable service and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, an exclusive group of discriminating luxury hotels worldwide. For more information, visit www.hayadams.com and follow The Hay-Adams on Facebook and Twitter @HayAdamsHotel.


    About the University of the District of Columbia

    The only public university in the nation’s capital and the only urban land-grant university, the University of the District of Columbia is committed to a broad mission of education, research and community service. The UDC offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Degree programs and a host of workplace development services designed to create opportunities for success. The University is comprised of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College or Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a Community College, and the David A. Clarke School of Law. To learn more, visit www.udc.edu.