Category: Air Culinaire Worldwide

In-Flight Catering Tips: BizAv Operations to the United States

In-Flight Catering Tips: BizAv Operations to the United States

When operating business aircraft to the U.S., there are key considerations that should be planned for from the in-flight catering perspective. Understanding all regulatory nuances and best practice procedures helps avoid potential issues on arrival in the U.S. and/or when operating within the U.S.

February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More
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
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
Aviation Catering: Proteins – How to Get the Most From Your In-flight Meals

Aviation Catering: Proteins – How to Get the Most From Your In-flight Meals

From the passenger’s perspective, catering can make or break a trip in a business aircraft. However, it’s not always easy orchestrating all the various elements of a successful in-flight catering experience. Some level of pre-planning is essential, particularly for more elaborate protein […]






December 17, 2014 | 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
To Sauce, or Not to Sauce? – Part 2: How to Rescue and Create Sauces at Altitude

To Sauce, or Not to Sauce? – Part 2: How to Rescue and Create Sauces at Altitude

When things go wrong with sauces at altitude, it’s not the end of the world. Effective solutions are available, and many creative means exist to fix a “broken” sauce that may have been re-heated incorrectly. Be aware that certain types of sauces are more […]






June 23, 2014 | 1 Comment More
To Sauce, or Not to Sauce? – Part 1: Choosing the Right Sauce for Your In-Flight Catering

To Sauce, or Not to Sauce? – Part 1: Choosing the Right Sauce for Your In-Flight Catering

Sauces can add to, or detract from, in-flight entrees or side dishes aloft. There’s an art to ordering, re-heating, and serving sauces. If chosen and prepared well, the right sauce at altitude can make an in-flight meal more successful and the overall flight experience even […]






May 26, 2014 | 1 Comment 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
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
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
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
A Beginner’s Guide to Ordering In-flight Catering in France

A Beginner’s Guide to Ordering In-flight Catering in France

In-flight catering can make or break a business aircraft trip from the passenger’s perspective. This is particularly problematic in locations where it’s not easy to source exactly what your passengers want and expect. While France offers some of the finest cuisine in the world, there are considerations when ordering in-flight catering locally. […]






October 10, 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
How to Choose the Best In-Flight Catering Options Based on the Length of Your Flight

How to Choose the Best In-Flight Catering Options Based on the Length of Your Flight

This aviation blog post is part of a series on in-flight catering for business aircraft operators. In-flight catering is an important ingredient in the success of any flight. If passengers are happy with catering, they’ll view the overall flight experience more positively. While there are many factors to consider when making in-flight catering arrangements, an […]

June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More
In-flight Catering for the 2012 London Olympic Games

In-flight Catering for the 2012 London Olympic Games

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on planning for the 2012 London Olympic Games. With sufficient notice, UK-based in-flight caterers can source just about any food request needed for your business aviation flight. A wide range of options are available within this multi-cultural region. In preparation for the upcoming Olympics period, […]

May 7, 2012 | 1 Comment 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
6 Common Questions about Ordering In-Flight Catering

6 Common Questions about Ordering In-Flight Catering

This aviation blog post is part of a series on in-flight catering for business aviation and continues from our last post: 6 Considerations for Planning In-Flight Catering Orders Pre-Trip. The in-flight catering process differs from one location to another. Placing and revising catering orders will normally involve more lead time than at home. Also, costs […]

January 31, 2012 | 2 Comments More
6 Considerations for Planning In-Flight Catering Orders Pre-Trip

6 Considerations for Planning In-Flight Catering Orders Pre-Trip

This aviation blog post is part of a series on in-flight catering for business aviation and continues from our last post: 4 Common In-Flight Catering Errors and Misconceptions. Sourcing catering internationally involves more considerations and flexibility than local catering. You may be securing catering from non-traditional sources, available packaging may not be appropriate for your […]

January 30, 2012 | 2 Comments More
In-flight catering errors and misconceptions

4 Common In-Flight Catering Errors and Misconceptions

This aviation blog post is part of a series on in-flight catering for business aviation. Trying to obtain high-quality in-flight catering worldwide can present unique challenges. First, some markets have limitations on catering options. Also, local packaging may not be appropriate for your galley equipment or style of service. What’s more, presentation and product availability […]

January 17, 2012 | 1 Comment More