San Diego, CA (Mar. 16, 2016) – Air Culinaire Worldwide announced today the asset purchase of a state-of-the-art in-flight catering facility, increasing capacity and coverage in the Southern California region. The new facility will allow Air Culinaire Worldwide to be more responsive when handling the increasing need for in-flight catering in the region and facilitate last-minute orders out of San Diego International Airport (KSAN / SAN). Air Culinaire Worldwide now has 22 kitchens, including 18 in the United States; five of which are located in California.
“With the addition of San Diego, Air Culinaire Worldwide provides significant coverage for our clients while operating throughout California and key business aviation locations in the West Coast of the United States,” said Cliff Smith, Chief Executive Officer.
As part of the acquisition, Air Culinaire Worldwide has retained the current Stevie’s team in San Diego. Employees of Stevie’s will be training with Air Culinaire Worldwide senior kitchen employees and are welcomed as part of the growing Air Culinaire Worldwide team. Yadira Barrera of Air Culinaire Worldwide San Francisco is now serving as the General Manager of Air Culinaire Worldwide San Diego, bringing years of inflight catering knowledge and leadership to the team.
“The teams in San Francisco and San Jose, as well as the whole Air Culinaire Worldwide family, are eager to work with the seasoned aviation culinary team at Stevie’s in San Diego to provide even better service to our clients,” said Max Moe, West Coast Regional Director at Air Culinaire Worldwide.
About Air Culinaire Worldwide
Air Culinaire Worldwide, a Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. company, serves in-flight catering to hundreds of airport locations across the globe. Since 2000, business and private aviation operators have relied upon the organization. With 22 owned-and-operated kitchens and hundreds of associate catering partners on six continents, business aviation organizations receive the total in-flight catering experience from one resource: Air Culinaire Worldwide.
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