Club Europe catering guide

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Club Europe Catering Guide 2017.

This thread outlines the new arrangements for Club Europe catering, introduced on Sunday 26 March 2017 and due to end on Tuesday 11 September 2018, based on 3 zones. A new Club Europe catering product is due to be launch on Wednesday 12 September 2018, and this is based on 4 bands. The main information piece - in terms of timings and the distance zones for the meals can be found in post 1. The following cross references the photos below against the matrix of options. In addition to the photos, some FTers have written extensively on their experiences so there is more to this thread than the pictures. Also note that there was an increase in food offered on some combinations shortly after the start-up, so the more recent photos may be the best place to start.The previous shorthaul catering guide, now locked but which had the previous 4 band system, is to be found here.

Numbers relate to the post number. Vegetarian means the alternative option provided as standard rather than the pre-ordered versions - which are VLML (Lacto-ovo), AVML (Asia) and VGML (Vegan) . There are differences between the offering in/out of LHR, LGW, LCY+STN. Last update: 833
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Note posts before 1-832 are typically the April 2017 menu. 833 and above is from the menu for May 2017.
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Chef's Chat sheets for:
CE LHR Summer 2017 - Rotation A
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28338151-post954.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28339641-post958.html

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Short Band (UK, France, Ireland, BeNeLux, Germany)
Breakfast: 279, 570 (vegetarian), 629, 674, 821 (Express breakfast for MAN and LBA), 1343 (Vegan), 2285 (Express for LBA and MAN), 2445

Brunch: 180, 289, 469, 563, 685, 716, 2625 (AVML)

Lunch: 207, 545 (diabetic), 644 (first photo), 680 (VLML), 802, 928, 1322 (Kosher), 2284


Afternoon tea: 339, 404 (vegetarian), 480, 600 (VLML), 710 (including low lactose), 800, 882 (gluten free), 1281, 1322 (Kosher), 1673, 2679 (Kosher), 2792


Dinner: 563, 630 (VGML), 669 (Kosher Passover), 771 (VGML LCY) 799, 819 (AVML), 833 (May 2017 menu), 1283, 1287, 1674, 2446, 2616 (Kosher), 2793


Comments on difference between AVML and VLML here.
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Medium Band (e.g. Madrid, Nice, Prague, Copenhagen)
Breakfast: 645 (vegetarian), 724 (vegetarian), 1003

Brunch: 199 (VLML), 600 (VLML), 659 (Kosher Passover)

Lunch: 239 (child), 251, 425, 641, 733

Afternoon tea: 332 (also includes vegetarian), 426 (GFML), 813 (Muslim)

Dinner: 456, 551 (also includes VLML), 666, 1004,
1278
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Long Band (e.g. Lisbon, Rome, Warsaw, Stockholm).

Breakfast: 195 (vegetarian)

Rest of the day: 306 (LFML), 345, 427, 443, 468, 597, 676, 687, 695, 783 (VLML)
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NOT MAINTAINED AND OUT OF DATE: The complete Short Haul meal structure for the longer flights as of October 2017 is:

LHR
Meal 1: Chicken / red pepper risotto
Meal 2: Beef cheek
Meal 3: Chicken supreme / gnocchi
Meal 4: Miso glazed cod
Meal 5: Chicken khao soi
Meal 6: Hot smoked salmon linguine

LGW
Meal 1: Thyme roasted chicken
Meal 2: Spicy corn and paneer masala
Meal 3: Thai Penang chicken curry
Meal 4: Roasted red pepper tortellini
Meal 5: Beef and mushroom caserole
Meal 6: Tomato and four cheeses tortellini


Structured into:

Rotation A
LHR outbound
Meal 3
Meal 4
inbound to LHR
Meal 5
Meal 6


Rotation B
LHR outbound
Meal 5
Meal 6
inbound to LHR
Meal 1
Meal 2


Rotation C
LHR outbound
Meal 1
Meal 2
inbound to LHR
Meal 3
Meal 4
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October 2017 = Rotation C
November 2017 = Rotation A
December 2017 = Rotation B
January 2018 = Rotation C
etc
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Old Dec 3, 17, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by aks120 View Post


Chicken and Tomato Panini - Still not sure if I like it or not...! LHR-EDI


Chicken Salad - not much salad - more like antipasti - EDI-LHR
You can take a couple of the breadrolls and turn the salad into sandwiches, and that's not too bad. I did that on my Thursday LHR-MAN.

The hot panini sandwich was presented to me today as the 'Chicken Caesar Panini'. It wasn't awful.
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I had the chicken and tomato panini to AMS last week and it was awful. On a short route it's fine to serve a sandwich, but make it a tasty gourmet sandwich. The panini I was served was embarrassing.
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BA2661 NUE-LGW Dec-1-2017

Chicken Salad





BA2660 LGW-NUE Dec-3-2017

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Both times food not really convincing but crew were excellent. Several refills and some chat during flight.

On the first flight we boarded early (too early) so had to wait sitting in the plane quite some time. Meanwhile. cabin crew offered pre-depurture drinks (water or orange juice) with several refills.

Obviously on short LGW flights there are no mini bottles of champage or wine. Crew poured it from standard sized bottles.

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Old Dec 5, 17, 12:31 pm
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Any ideas on the December rotation for flights returning to LGW (long band)? We fly on Sunday and contemplating a special order depending on the menu.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Flip42 View Post
BA2661 NUE-LGW Dec-1-2017

Chicken Salad





BA2660 LGW-NUE Dec-3-2017

Ploughman's




Both times food not really convincing but crew were excellent. Several refills and some chat during flight.

On the first flight we boarded early (too early) so had to wait sitting in the plane quite some time. Meanwhile. cabin crew offered pre-depurture drinks (water or orange juice) with several refills.

Obviously on short LGW flights there are no mini bottles of champage or wine. Crew poured it from standard sized bottles.
Both of those look appalling.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 1:49 pm
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25 Nov - LHR GLA - 1505 DEP - Kosher





26 Nov - LUX LHR - 1115 DEP - Kosher

How where those meals? The kosher moose is pretty good...
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Old Dec 5, 17, 4:07 pm
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Will be posting on Thursday

Originally Posted by essexadventurer View Post
Any ideas on the December rotation for flights returning to LGW (long band)? We fly on Sunday and contemplating a special order depending on the menu.
Mrs Boyfrombiot and I fly ACE-LGW ON Thursday so will be able to tell you then.

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Old Dec 5, 17, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Flip42 View Post
Obviously on short LGW flights there are no mini bottles of champage or wine. Crew poured it from standard sized bottles.
Is this true for all LGW short flights? Even JER/AMS? Wow if so!

And is that the LGW ginger cake I spot? Yuummmyyyyyyyy
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Old Dec 5, 17, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by LordBuckethead View Post
Is this true for all LGW short flights? Even JER/AMS? Wow if so!

And is that the LGW ginger cake I spot? Yuummmyyyyyyyy
It’s still mini bottles on short LGW flights.
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LGW - BCN 30/11/2017 did not have food.

BCN - LGW 2/12/2017 - croque-monsieur



Absolutely appalling, didn't have more than two bites - should have gone for the chicken salad - I asked if there spares but alas, no!
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Must say, looks about as bad as you say it tasted !

How can it be that BA’s Head of CE Catering (or whatever the relevant job title may be) looked at this when the menus were drawn up and said “Yep, that’s ideal for our premium cabin customers ....”
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LGW - BCN 30/11/2017 did not have food.

BCN - LGW 2/12/2017 - croque-monsieur



Absolutely appalling, didn't have more than two bites - should have gone for the chicken salad - I asked if there spares but alas, no!
Truly appalling for business class. Even the Deli-Bags (Sick Bags) in ET back a number of years would have been better than that.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:53 pm
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LGW Inbound Long for December (ROT B)

Originally Posted by essexadventurer View Post
Any ideas on the December rotation for flights returning to LGW (long band)? We fly on Sunday and contemplating a special order depending on the menu.
Having flown ACE-LGW today I can report that the menu for LGW inbound for December is the same menu I had on the way out in November.

I have attached a copy of the menu. Pictures of the food can be found in my post about the Outbound in November.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 4:04 pm
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Was on a Band one last night.

PSR "are you dining with us sir"

Me "what do you have"?

PSR "cheese and tomato panini or duck salad"

Me "I'll pass thanks" (I was going out for a meal on landing)

PSR "wise choice"

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Old Dec 8, 17, 4:11 am
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It occurs to me that if it will take until October 2018 to revamp catering on short and medium the paninis must have a very long shelf life.

In the meantime having had one I'll stick to booking the exit row and taking on board any food and drink I need for the flight.
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