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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Breast of Chicken Stuffed With Sunblush Tomato, Chorizo-Crushed Potatoes and Spicy Gravy

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Sunblush Tomatoes

Stuffing various sorts of meat and vegetables is a practice which has stood the culinary test of time. Recipes involving stuffed items have been recorded as far back as the 4th century in Europe. From something as straightforward as stuffed mushrooms to the complex “True Love Roast” involving birds of twelve species, all are unique combinations that impart Read More

HOW TO: Cornish Hen In-Flight Plating

Cornish Hen Plating Video

Cornish hen is a relatively new protein source created by cross-breeding specific groups of chickens in the 1950s. The result was a smaller bird that reaches full size in a shorter time and has more white meat. Cornish hen braised in red wine sauce with sauteed mushrooms provides Read More

Aviation Catering and the Thrill of the Culinary Chase

Aviation Catering and the Thrill of the Culinary Chase

Ever wonder what it would feel like to be part of a cooking competition? With short notice and extreme skill sets, chefs specializing in private aviation catering feel this type of pressure everyday. It is not unusual to be making both a ham sandwich and a freshly prepared Cordon Bleu for a passenger order. How is this accomplished? The steps are well defined and rely heavily on the information provided to the chef, the culinary Read More

HOW TO: Seared Tuna Steak In-Flight Plating

Seared Tuna Steak

From the centerpiece of a simple sandwich all the way up to the coveted Japanese Bluefin, tuna is one of the most popular fish used in meals around the world. Paired with wilted spinach, lardons, seared tomatoes, and curried carrot broth, the Seared Tuna Steak is a flavorful and healthy entree. This combination of Read More

Van Nuys Flight Attendant – Erin Ivko

Erin Ivko - Flight Attendant Private Aviation

Erin Ivko is a corporate contract flight attendant based out of Van Nuys, California. She has over four years of experience operating on a variety of aircraft, including Gulfstreams, Challengers and BBJs. She has a lot of great information to share aboutthe Los Angeles area and her experiences with private aviation, so let’s learn more about Erin.

Lately, Erin has been flying on a 737 BBJ. She says the experience is Read More

In-Flight Catering and Travel Tips for Van Nuys, California

Van Nuys, California

While Van Nuys is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States, it is large enough to be a city in its own right. With over 100,000 residents, Van Nuys is convenient, with its proximity to local parks, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Only a short drive to Hollywood, Van Nuys has been home to such famous names as Read More

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

Soup is one of the “perfect foods”. They are typically easy to prepare, simple to cook and serve, as well as allow for an infinite variety of flavor variations.

Listed below is a simple recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup that you can do with a variety of root vegetables including potatoes, parsnips, celeriac or sweet potatoes. In the end, you can choose whether Read More

HOW TO: Sauteed Shrimp with Fennel Turmeric Emulsion In-Flight Plating

Fennel Turmeric Shrimp

Shrimp is a longtime favorite seafood across the globe and can be prepared in numerous ways. Turmeric is known for providing an array of health benefits, including cholesterol and diabetes control. Sauteed Shrimp with Fennel Turmeric Emulsion provides an amazing flavor and is also a healthy food choice. Better yet, this gourmet entree can be plated in just a few simple steps. Take a look at the in-flight plating Read More

Why Pre-Flight Inspections Are So Important for Flight Attendants

Pre-Flight Inspection for Flight Attendants

When an aircraft is cruising at 35,000 feet, crew members can not fix anything or replace equipment in an emergency. To avoid problems, we must always perform a pre-flight inspection on all emergency equipment. Here is a list of the most common emergency equipment that must be checked by the flight attendant, along with the procedure for checking Read More

HOW TO: Papillote Salmon In-Flight Plating

Papillote Salmon

Salmon is a healthy choice that provides protein; Omega-3; and Vitamins D, B6, and B12; along with several minerals. Coupled with baby vegetables and fingerling potatoes, the Papillote (French for “in parchment”) Salmon entree is a terrific meal to serve in-flight for clients who are looking to maintain steady energy levels. Just five steps for plating this salmon dish, and you Read More