In-Flight Catering Tips

Accords vins-poissons pour le service à bord

Gourmet In-Flight Catering with Fish and Wine

Fish comes in a variety of flavors and textures with a diversity of marine habitat (freshwater and saltwater). All of these variations exist even before introducing the sauces and condiments to accompany the dish. Due to all of these factors, we must look at each type of fish individually when considering which wine it should …

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Accords vins-poissons pour le service à bord

Accords vins-poissons pour le service à bord

Les poissons peuvent avoir des goûts et textures différents et provenir d’une grande diversité d’habitats d’origine (eau douce et eau de mer, notamment). Toutes ces variations existent avant même que des sauces et condiments soient ajoutés pour relever le plat. De ce fait, il faut analyser chaque plat de poisson individuellement pour décider du vin …

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Un service à bord d'exception avec les accords steak et vin

Un service à bord d’exception avec les accords steak et vin

La viande rouge peut être servie saignante ou bien cuite mais elle a toujours une chair savoureuse. Voici quelques recommandations pour marier la viande rouge et le vin et ainsi proposer un excellent repas à vos passagers. Le steak bleu ou saignant Une pièce de bœuf bleue ou saignante est tendre et juteuse. Les tannins …

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Extended BizAv Trips

Business Aviation Catering for Extended Flights

In-flight catering is a critical component of every business aviation trip. Passenger and flight crew catering needs are usually different, and this becomes more obvious during extended flights. While the cabin crew’s goal is to remain alert, passengers have a variety of possible in-flight and post-flight needs that the right food will help them reach. …

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pre-trip planning inflight catering

Pre-trip Planning Tips for International In-Flight Catering

While you may have local catering down to a science, sourcing catering internationally involves more flexibility. Preferred brands and favorite dishes may need to be substituted due to availability in the region, or you may receive your in-flight catering packaged in a manner that may not be appropriate for your galley. Ordering private aviation catering …

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inflight catering for pets

In-Flight Catering for Pets

Unless you have devoted a good part of your career to specializing in flying with people who bring pets onboard, you probably haven’t given much thought to catering for our “furrier” clients. When a pet shows up on your trip sheet, you hope the “pet parents” bring whatever the pet needs and that is pretty much …

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Private Aviation Catering Considerations for International Travel

Private Aviation Catering Considerations for International Travel

Finding gourmet in-flight catering throughout the world can test your problem solving skills.   Smaller markets often have limited catering options. Local packaging may not be the best match for your aircraft’s galley equipment or your preferred style of service. Additionally, the presentation and availability of specific products may be quite different from what you’ve grown …

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Middle East cuisine

Middle Eastern Cuisine and In-Flight Catering

While visiting the Middle East, you will have a chance to experience cuisine with unique flavors and cooking methods that have evolved over thousands of years. The popularity of this cuisine is reflected in the fact that in-flight caterers now offer regional cuisine menus that include entrees and appetizers inspired by the Middle East. Before getting into specific dishes, …

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Tips for Sensational In-Flight Catering with Hors d'Oeuvres

Tips for Sensational In-Flight Catering with Hors d’Oeuvres

Hors d’oeuvres are usually the primary food your passengers will eat during a business flight. Hors d’oeuvres set the mood for the flight since catering is the one aspect of a flight that stimulates all five senses. Aiming to exceed expectations with catering will help ensure a good first impression with your passengers.  Beyond providing …

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How to Maintain Flight Crew Energy Levels during International Flights

Food impacts every facet of your health. Of utmost concern to flight crews: what you eat changes your metabolism, alertness and energy level. When working on an extended flight, you will need to eat more consciously than you would while on the ground. The goal is to eat in a way that you benefit from …

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Differences in Ordering International In-Flight Catering

While traveling the globe in a private jet, you will notice that in-flight catering processes vary from place to place. Differences can be found in everything from pricing, to packaging and portion size, to airport infrastructure. Prices may be higher, and orders and revisions may need more lead time outside the United States. Factoring in …

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Food Terminology Differences in the United Kingdom and United States

Because I have dealt with many crew members in private aviation catering, I can see that one of the biggest problems crew members face is interpretation and understanding what different countries call different items. Interpretations can be necessary for things ranging from different types of food to different ways in which food can be packaged, …

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Brazilian regional cuisine

Regional Flavors of Brazilian Cuisine

With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching and involving so many cities in Brazil, it is best to familiarize oneself with the types of cuisine that can be expected in each region. While certain Brazilian dishes are available throughout the vast country, each region has unique culinary creations that showcase its local flair. Learn what …

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Brazilian Cuisine and In-Flight Catering for Private Aviation

Brazilian Cuisine and In-Flight Catering for Private Aviation

Brazil is a vast country with cuisine as varied as the regions that make up the nation. Several Brazilian dishes have become popular around the world, and with the country in the spotlight during 2014, this is sure to remain a hot trend. Since experienced private aviation caterers always work to remain ahead of what …

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sea scallops purple peruvians

HOW TO: Sea Scallops and Purple Peruvians In-Flight Plating

Sea scallops provide a healthy, lean protein that is high in vitamin B12. When paired with purple Peruvian potatoes, they become part of a work of culinary art. Working in the confines of a business jet cabin is a juggling act, and this video plating guide takes the guess work out of food presentation. Watch …

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lobster and caviar

HOW TO: Lobster Medallions With Caviar Remoulade In-Flight Plating

Whether for business or pleasure, no private aviation trip can be considered a success without some star-studded in-flight catering! This culinary delight features lobster topped with a scallop and black caviar. Together, this seafood trio is sure to please your passengers while providing them with an optimal serving of lean protein. The entire feast takes …

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How Flight Duration Impacts In-Flight Catering for Private Aviation

How Flight Duration Impacts In-Flight Catering for Private Aviation

Having the right in-flight catering experience for your passengers will make or break the entire flight.  It is no secret that happy passengers will view you, and the flight, in a positive manner when they are provided top-notch in-flight catering.  While many factors should be considered when arranging in-flight catering, a crucial one is flight …

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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 …

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Last Minute Catering Orders

Quick Tips for Last-Minute In-Flight Catering Requests

Private aviation, and the in-flight catering necessary to feed cabin crew and passengers, are fast-paced industries. The client services representatives at in-flight catering networks are masters of the juggling act. During their daily ten-hour shifts, they manage online orders, data entry, phone calls, responding to client emails and coordinating communication with kitchens and vendors all

Scottish Poet Robert Burns

London Local Cuisine and Burns Night in the United Kingdom

Each month we put together a Monthly Market Report for London, discussing the freshest food available in the United Kingdom. This means that, even if you have never been to the UK before, you have a resource available to help you select the best local food during the specific month you will be traveling in …

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