VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Key | PHR (Professional Hospitality Resources), a restaurant and hotel management company, partnered with local farms and docks, Cullipher Farms and Eventide Oysters, to bring the region's freshest and finest ingredients to all of its restaurants, including Catch 31, Salacia, Lager Heads, Mahi Mah's, and Ultra Craft Cocktails. This commitment to using local and sustainable ingredients is consistent with the company's corporate responsibility mission and providing guests with the best tasting food and drinks available.
Cullipher Farms will harvest a five-acre farm at 1065 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA exclusively for PHR's restaurants. Eventide Oysters is dedicating a bed large enough to supply PHR's restaurants with iconic Lynnhaven oysters that are deep-cupped, clean, and of the highest quality.
Bruce Thompson, CEO of Gold Key | PHR, shares his excitement for the partnership, "For the past 20 years, we have taken pride in offering locals and visitors the best culinary experience available in the region. That guest promise starts with the best ingredients."
On weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day, PHR chefs and mixologists will host tastings and sustainable cooking lessons at the farm on First Colonial Road. Guests will be able to harvest food with the chefs and help prepare the day's feast.
"We take a lot of pride in growing great-tasting, fresh fruits and vegetables for the local community. The opportunity to have the best chefs in the region using our fresh ingredients every day is awesome for Cullipher Farms," said Mike Cullipher, owner of Cullipher Farms.
Patrick Evans-Hylton, Culinary Ambassador for the State of Virginia, agrees, "This is such an exciting partnership. The scale of this 'farm-to-table' commitment is a rare. Coastal Virginia is the birthplace of American cuisine - now everybody can experience the best our region has to offer."
About Gold Key | PHR
Gold Key | PHR is Coastal Virginia's number one hospitality company with up to 3,000 associates in season. The company owns and operates hotel, restaurant, office and retail properties in the Coastal Virginia region and oversees approximately 1,500 hotel rooms in operation or under construction. For more information on Gold Key | PHR, visit www.goldkeyphr.com/.
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