Roger Leemann

Air Culinaire Worldwide Senior Vice President of Culinary Operations Roger Leemann has more than three decades of experience in the food industry, the majority of which have been spent in the aviation catering sector. Roger, who has been with the Air Culinaire Worldwide team since 2001, is an expert in aviation catering menu development and training for business aviation operators. In addition to his work training Air Culinaire Worldwide's chefs, Roger frequently works with pilots and flight attendants, educating them on how to prepare food in-flight, what to expect in packaging, and best practices for in-flight catering. Roger can be reached at rogerleemann@airculinaire.com. 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 21 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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Coffee and Tea Services Aloft: Elevate the In-flight Passenger Experience

Coffee and Tea Services Aloft: Elevate the In-flight Passenger Experience

While a seemingly mundane consideration, coffee and tea services aloft are an important part of the overall in-flight passenger experience. It’s always best to offer a range of different coffee/tea options and to consider creative options, in terms of beverage preparation and service aloft […]

July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Beverage Services In Flight – Time-of-Day Recommendations

Beverage Services In Flight – Time-of-Day Recommendations

No matter what time of day you’re taking off, or where in the world you’re headed, there are creative beverage options (and departures from the "norm") to consider. Passenger preferences, time of day, and region of the world will all influence onboard drink choices […]

April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Beverage Services In-flight – Elevate the Passenger Experience

Beverage Services In-flight – Elevate the Passenger Experience

While in-flight catering pre-planning usually focuses on food selection, it’s important to note that beverage options are also very important considerations in terms of enhancing the overall in-flight experience. Current trends in beverage mixology are all about making beverage options […]

April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Essential Onboard Catering Supplies for Flight Attendants – Part 2: Checklists and Emergency Backup Plans

Essential Onboard Catering Supplies for Flight Attendants – Part 2: Checklists and Emergency Backup Plans

For business aircraft operators, catering is an essential element of any flight mission and one that’s “highly visible” from the passenger perspective. While catering issues and malfunctions are inevitable from time to time, these challenges can usually be addressed and rectified creatively […]

October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Essential Onboard Catering Supplies for Flight Attendants – Part 1: Basic Requirements

Essential Onboard Catering Supplies for Flight Attendants – Part 1: Basic Requirements

Business aviation aircraft operate all over the world. Whether your destination is a remote location or a major international hotspot, you can expect catering issues to arise from time to time. In the interest of being as self-sufficient as possible – and to deal with any catering error that may arise […]

October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Aviation Catering Tips: Understanding Middle Eastern Cuisine

Aviation Catering Tips: Understanding Middle Eastern Cuisine

One of the pleasures of traveling is having the chance to experience cuisines and flavors from around the world. Middle Eastern cuisines have unique flavor profiles and styles of cooking that have evolved over the millennia. More and more in-flight caterers are now offering regional cuisine […]

September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More
In-Flight Catering Requirements for Religious, Medical, Allergic and Health Considerations

In-Flight Catering Requirements for Religious, Medical, Allergic and Health Considerations

There’s enhanced awareness these days of a wide range of passenger dietary requirements. You’re probably familiar with sourcing special food requests – based on individual religious, medical, allergic and health requirements – at your routine destinations. But, be prepared for potential […]

August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Passenger Catering for Extended Business Aviation Flights

Passenger Catering for Extended Business Aviation Flights

Passenger catering considerations are often quite different than they are for flight crew. The choices you make will impact passenger well-being, energy levels and the ultimate success of the mission. While you don’t want to do anything to radically change normal eating patterns or passenger-preferred food […]

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More
High-Energy Foods for Crew on Extended Flights

High-Energy Foods for Crew on Extended Flights

What you eat impacts your metabolism, alertness and energy levels. When piloting an extended flight, it’s best to eat differently than you would on the ground. It’s also important to avoid the “roller coaster” effect of up-and-down energy levels, as the objective within the flight […]

December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments More
HOW TO: Do-It-Yourself In-Flight Catering in Remote Locations (Part 2 of 2)

HOW TO: Do-It-Yourself In-Flight Catering in Remote Locations (Part 2 of 2)

This business aviation blog post is the second part of a two-part series. You can read part one here. When in-flight catering is not available at particular locations, there are alternatives to self-catering from local restaurants or hotels. Double-provisioning on an outbound leg and strategic use of onboard shelf-stable food products are a couple of […]

July 16, 2012 | 1 Comment More
HOW TO: Do-It-Yourself In-Flight Catering in Remote Locations (Part 1 of 2)

HOW TO: Do-It-Yourself In-Flight Catering in Remote Locations (Part 1 of 2)

This business aviation blog post is the first part of a two-part series. While in-flight caterers are usually the preferred and safest option for most business aircraft operators, there will be times when you’ll need to consider self-sourced catering at more remote locations. Here are some tips for success while maintaining safety standards in the […]

July 3, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Information In-Flight Caterers Need to Know about Your Orders, and Their Challenges to Fulfill Them

Information In-Flight Caterers Need to Know about Your Orders, and Their Challenges to Fulfill Them

This aviation blog post is part of a series on in-flight catering for business aviation and continues from our last post: 6 Common Questions about Ordering In-Flight Catering. There are so many possibilities in the world of in-flight catering. With sufficient lead time, an understanding of capabilities and limitations at worldwide locations and willingness to […]

March 12, 2012 | 1 Comment More