Calling All Chefs: Hyatt Regency Boston Invites Families to Enter For Kids By Kids Family Cook-Off


Boston (June 27, 2013) – With its youngest guests in mind and summer travel officially underway, Hyatt Regency Boston announced today the launch of Hyatt’s “For Kids, By Kids Family Cook-Off” recipe contest. The contest, along with the debut of new and kid-approved menu items, kicks-off the second year of Hyatt Regency Boston, For Kids, By Kids initiative, and furthers its commitment to delivering healthier options for kids while they are traveling.  The “For Kids, By Kids Family Cook-Off” invites families to create and share a healthy breakfast recipe, along with a photo via Facebook, for a chance to win a vacation and a place on Hyatt’s For Kids, By Kids menu.

Hyatt Regency Boston’s For Kids, By Kids menu provides fun, fresh and flavorful food offerings for the hotel’s youth aged guests. The menu is a part of Hyatt’s industry-leading philosophy Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. – promoting healthy people, a healthy planet and healthy communities. All items on the For Kids, By Kids menu were created by Hyatt’s food and beverage team and 12 year-old youth advocate and chef, Haile Thomas, who has cooked for First Lady Michelle Obama, and was integral in the conception and testing of dishes on the menu. Select new additions to the For Kids, By Kids menu include:

•    Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and chicken sausage served with toast and a fruit skewer
•    Lunch: Organic turkey burger with fresh fruit and house made ketchup; crunchy chicken pops (baked, not fried) served with a tomato dipping sauce and a garden salad
•    Dinner: Salmon Teriyaki with rice noodles and vegetables (tofu available as an alternative); Chicken and pineapple skewer served with brown rice, apple and sun butter lime dip.

“At Hyatt Regency Boston, we are committed to making the For Kids, By Kids menu the very best it can be. We believe the new menu items will further our goal of making healthy and fun foods the favorable choice for our youngest guests,” said, Kelly Armetta, Executive Chef, Hyatt Regency Boston.

With summer travel in full swing, Hyatt Regency Boston’s is also offering a special Bed & Breakfast promotion. Families that are planning a summer getaway can take advantage of the package which includes the rate of the room, complimentary breakfast and late check-out. To learn more, visit Promotion details vary by property.

To learn more about the For Kids, By Kids menu and Hyatt’s industry-leading Food & Beverage philosophy, visit

For more information about Hyatt Regency Boston, visit: or call 617.912.1234

About Hyatt’s For Kids By Kids Family Cook-Off
To enter the contest, adults must submit photos of homemade breakfast dishes to the Hyatt Facebook page by July 31. Upon completion of the entry period, a panel of judges will announce five finalists on August 2. From August 5-August 26, the Hyatt Facebook community will have the opportunity to help pick the winning dish amongst the five finalists. At the same time, a second panel of judges – featuring Hyatt’s Food & Beverage team and 12 year-old kid chef Haile Thomas – will be cooking and judging the five finalists’ meals to help determine the winner. All entries will be judged on a number of criteria including creativity, appearance, flavor, interactivity, ease of execution and more. Once all votes are tallied from the panel of judges and the general public, Hyatt will announce the winner.

The winner will receive a trip for four people to any Hyatt in the continental United States, including airfare up to $2,000, as well as a spot for the winning breakfast dish on Hyatt’s For Kids, By Kids menu.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER/WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Entry period begins on 6/24/13 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on 7/31/13. SUBJECT TO FULL OFFICIAL RULES available at There will be 2 rounds of judging to select the winner. Recipe and picture will be judged as follows in the 1st round based on: (1) creativity of Submission (25%); (2) appearance of final product (25%); (3) ease of execution and preparation of recipe (25%); and (4) ability to interact with dish (25%). Based on these criteria, 5 finalists will advance to the 2nd round. Finalist entries will be judged as follows in the 2nd round: (1) creativity of Submission (15%); (2) nutritional value (15%); (3) appearance of final product (15%); (4) ease of execution and preparation of recipe (10%); (5) ability to interact with dish (10%); (6) public vote on Facebook (20%); and (7) flavor of recipe (15%). One Finalist will be selected as the Prize Winner. See full Official Rules for judging/voting process and prize details. Winner will receive accommodations at available Hyatt hotel or resort and airfare (Total ARV of Prize: US$4075).  Void where prohibited by law. Limit 1 entry per person, per family and per email address. Sponsor: Hyatt Corporation, 71 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60606.

About Hyatt Regency Boston

Recent ENERGY STAR recipient, Hyatt Regency Boston, is situated in the heart of the city, providing luxurious accommodations and a prime location to experience everything Boston has to offer. This 498 room, newly renovated hotel, places you within walking distance of boutique shopping, numerous theatres, lively night-life and many historic tourist attractions. With 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 5,046 square foot ballroom and adjoining terrace, Hyatt Regency Boston can accommodate events of any size or nature. Enjoy the hotel’s 24-hour in-room dining, business center and extensive fitness center; featuring an indoor swimming pool, eucalyptus steam room, sauna and therapeutic massage services. Spectacular views, convenient location and unparalleled service make Hyatt Regency Boston the perfect hotel for any occasion. For more information please call 617 912 1234 or visit

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