May 17, 2015

Tampa, Florida (May 17, 2015) – Air Culinaire Worldwide has expanded its global vendor sourcing team to support the growth of the company’s network of catering partners. The global in-flight catering network currently stands at more than 1,000 vendors and continues to grow as demand for in-flight catering rises internationally.

“We’re growing our sourcing team to be able to better provide our clients the highest quality culinary services at additional destinations around the world,” said Jennifer Walton, Vice President of Client Services, Air Culinaire Worldwide. “The experience and expertise the team brings enables us to vet additional locations, so that we can offer our clients a higher level of service at destinations where ordering catering can be more challenging.”

The team is comprised of sourcing specialists who speak nine of the most common languages from across the globe and have lived in several key regions. Marianna Dniprovska: Asia, Australia, and Europe regions; Chad Bouanene: Middle East, Africa, and Europe regions; Jacky Quiabazza: Central America, South America and Caribbean regions; and Brandi Pelfrey, International Network Manager. Heading up the team is Karl Scheblein, Global Vendor Manager, who has over 25 years of experience as a manager, proprietor, and sourcing specialist for large restaurant chains.

“We’re investing in the right people with the right expertise, so we can expand our network, adding the types of catering partners that meet our clients’ needs,” said Paul Schweitzer, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Air Culinaire Worldwide. “We are excited to offer this highly personalized service to the business aviation community.”

To learn more about becoming a vendor in the Air Culinaire Worldwide Network®, email supplier@airculinaire.com. For more information on Air Culinaire Worldwide and access to resources such as menus, and articles with tips and suggestions to improve a total in-flight catering experience, visit www.airculinaireworldwide.com, or call +1 (813) 449-6000.

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 20 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.

About Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

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