Four seasons hotel washington, dc hosts its annual “thanksgiving on the mayflower”

Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WAS_333_aspect4x5Members of the Hotel’s staff will volunteer their time to recognize Washington’s public servants and serve more than 450 meals The staff of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is proud to hold “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower,” a fourteen-year holiday tradition to give thanks and give back to those who serve its community.  The Thanksgiving meal honours the city’s finest – its beloved police officers, firefighters and all public servants working on Thanksgiving Day.


“We are grateful to be able to recognize the brave service men and women who are so dedicated to keeping our city safe.  This year we give thanks for these individuals who give so much to Washington and its residents,” says Dirk Burghartz, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.This year newly appointed Hotel Manager Rolf Lippuner, dressed as a Thanksgiving turkey, will join other members of the staff costumed in traditional pilgrim and American Indian garb, along with more than 30 employees who generously donate their time to take part in the event.


Hotel volunteers will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet aboard a 53-foot (16-metre) Mayflower truck parked in front of the Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. The truck, donated by Security Storage Company of Washington, is dressed in fine linens, silver and china and adorned by beautiful wall paintings. More than 300 Thanksgiving dinners will be served and about 150 to-go meals will be prepared for these loyal public servants.


For the festivities, Executive Chef Douglas Anderson and his culinary team are cooking:

300 pounds (136 kilograms) of turkey
200 pounds (91 kilograms) of potatoes
100 pounds (45 kilograms) of ham
100 pounds (45 kilograms) of sweet potatoes
100 pounds (45 kilograms) of stuffing
80 pounds (36 kilograms) of roast beef
40 gallons (182 litres) of cranberry sauce
16 gallons (73 litres) of gravy
100 assorted pies
All public servants working on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 are invited from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical responders, hospital workers, park police and others serving the public.


Source:- Four Seasons


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