Richard Peterson

Richard Peterson has more than 34 years in the culinary industry, including 15+ in aviation catering. Richard, who is an executive chef, is an expert in both the logistics and menu development areas of in-flight catering for business aviation. Prior to his current role as Manager of Flight Attendant Services for Air Culinaire Worldwide®, Richard served in various other positions with the company, including vice president operations, vice president client services, and vice president European operations. Richard, who has worked in North America, Europe, and Latin America, has been recognized throughout business aviation for his in-flight catering expertise and has spoken at various industry events. Richard, who is fluent in English and Spanish, has a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas. He can be reached at richardpeterson@airculinaire.com.

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In-flight Catering and Desserts Onboard: Preparation Aloft

In-flight Catering and Desserts Onboard: Preparation Aloft

Last week, I covered selecting the right dessert. Now let’s talk about in-flight preparation. It’s very important to first be mindful of available flight and service times to avoid challenging yourself with a complex dessert presentation that may not be best for a short flight […]

August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
In-flight Catering and Desserts Onboard: Maximizing the Passenger Experience

In-flight Catering and Desserts Onboard: Maximizing the Passenger Experience

Choosing just the right dessert can help take the passenger flight experience to the next level. Keep in mind, however, that dessert preferences vary depending on what part of the world you’re in, as well as on dietary and religious requirements of your passengers.

August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Brazilian Flavor Influences – Part 2: Regional Cuisine for In-flight Catering

Brazilian Flavor Influences – Part 2: Regional Cuisine for In-flight Catering

While certain national cuisines are available throughout Brazil, each region has its own feature dishes and flavor profiles. Work with your in-flight caterer to source uniquely appealing cuisine choices from various regions of the country […]

January 20, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Brazilian Flavor Influences – Part 1: In-Flight Catering Options and Tips

Brazilian Flavor Influences – Part 1: In-Flight Catering Options and Tips

Brazilian dishes have made their way into menus and cuisine options throughout the world. Many of these iconic dishes, and flavor profiles, can be recreated by experienced in-flight caterers – whether or not you’re actually operating to/from Brazil. Next time you’re flying, why not consider a “moteja” or “churrascaria” for lunch or […]

January 13, 2014 | 1 Comment More
In-Flight Catering Tips: Hors d’Oeuvres - Try Something New

In-Flight Catering Tips: Hors d’Oeuvres – Try Something New

Hors d’oeuvres – or gourmet appetizers – are probably the number-one food item your passengers are going to consume onboard a business aircraft flight. Think of hors d’oeuvres as the “ice breakers” that will set the tone for the rest of the flight. Catering is the one aspect of the flight […]

May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More