Nestlé has embraced consumers’ growing appetite for healthier meat-free foods with the unveiling of Harvest Gourmet, a new plant-based solution, that meets the needs of foodservice operators by providing more choices for conscious consumers, and normalising the consumption of meat-alternatives in restaurants, cafes and hotels for all cuisines at a more affordable price.
The Harvest Gourmet selection comprises three meat-free products – Chargrilled Pieces and Schnitzel designed for salads, stir fries or sandwiches; and the Harvest Gourmet Sensational Burger. Developed by Nestlé Professional’s team of chefs and nutritionists, the Harvest Gourmet meat-free range of products is made from non-GMO soy, wheat, and other plant-based ingredients, and can be adapted to local flavours and menu choices.
Chow Phee Chat, executive director, communications, marketing services and innovations for Nestlé Singapore and Malaysia, said: “As more people turn to meat-alternatives to achieve healthier lifestyles and satisfy their taste buds, adding more plant-based menu offerings can attract a different type of customer, while also providing exciting new taste experiences for loyal customers. With the new Harvest Gourmet plant-based solution offering meatless possibilities, our restaurant partners can now serve up flavourful dishes with all of the taste and none of the meat.”
The company has established the Nestlé Research and Development unit in Singapore, tasked with adapting plant-based meat alternatives products for local taste and cuisines. The local team, along with Nestlé’s global network of over 400 professionals including food technologists, scientists and chefs, will work alongside foodservice professionals to enhance products’ performance in commercial kitchens. The same team of professionals has also developed plant-based food through its Garden Gourmet brand in Europe, and Sweet Earth in the US.
With the essence to care for the environment, Harvest Gourmet has further partnered Ecosperity, Temasek’s platform for sustainable development, to shine a spotlight on sustainable food with #ARecipeForChange. The month-long campaign, featuring live cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, interactive webinars, and partner restaurant offerings, aims to highlight how food choices can impact the environment.