is an important issue in the Province of Salzburg: more than half of Salzburg’s agricultural area is farmed in compliance with organic guidelines and many markets offer a wide range of fantastic organic products which are much tastier than industrially processed foods.
- For this reason, we are in the fortunate position of being able to purchase a great deal of regional and seasonal produce. And this offers plenty of benefits: shorter transport and storage times, less CO2 consumption, promotion of local producers as well as more taste and better quality, as we can process and enjoy foods when they are perfectly ripe. Fair trade is another important issue which we take into account when purchasing.
- With weekly visits and tours of our regional, small-scale organic producers and vendors (beekeepers, alpine dairy farms, beef farms, vegetable farms, etc.), we offer our guests the chance to experience the production of organic food up close.
The Green Bonnet
award, once again given to our hotel this year, is based on the use of regional, predominantly organic foods as well as Fair Trade products
. Additional requirements include a well-balanced, wholesome
selection of food including vegetarian
choices and suitable foods for guests with food intolerances and special diets
. We are proud to offer fully organic
foods all day long.
And because our cuisine is very delicious as well, the Gault Millau
has rated us as one of Austria’s 10 best wellness hotel kitchens!
Austria Bio Garantie
Paper and screens can say whatever they like - but how can you be sure what is called organic really is? We have pursued a policy of voluntary certification since 2002. This means that we are subject to unannounced audits by the Austria Bio Garantie (Austria Organic Guarantee) as proven by our certification number (Hotel Theresia: 4-01113-2010). As a member of the ‘BIO AUSTRIA’ (ORGANIC AUSTRIA) association, we promise to use predominantly local organic produce.
Bio-Paradies Salzburger Land
The "Bio-Paradies Salzburger Land
", an association of organically-certified bed and breakfasts, restaurants, hotels and farms, was founded in 2008. As one of the four founders, Mrs Brettermeier has been invested from the beginning onwards and is one of the board members for this group of 25 engaged establishments.
We are also an active member of SLOW FOOD Austria, Convivum Pinzgau. Slow Food is a movement of and for people which aims to protect all things peaceful, sensual and down-to-earth about food, especially in this age of ‘fast life’. A philosophy of pleasure and a slow, deliberate lifestyle is contrasted with the hustle and bustle of modern life is. The focus is on promoting the right to a culture of dining and the regional diversity of food. Slow Food was founded at an Italian vineyard in 1986 and has now spread across the world, gaining more fans and supporters all the time.