Based in the United Kingdom, Neil Pope has nearly three decades of experience in the catering industry. He currently serves as Operations Director for Bond and Butler, which is a partner in Air Culinaire Worldwide’s Paris kitchen. Neil began his career in catering as a Commis Chef before working his way up to Executive Chef for Compass Group, Leisure Division, where he was responsible for stadia and exhibitions. There he managed the kitchen operations of 23 units, including premiership football (soccer) clubs and two national stadiums. On a busy day he would oversee catering of up to six units for as many as 20,000 people.Neil studied catering at Thames Valley University and is a former member of the Academy of Culinary Arts as well as the Adopt a School Program, where he visited schools, introducing food to children.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.