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Airline Catering and Consistency

Airline Catering and Consistency

Old Jul 30, 19, 9:58 am
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Airline Catering and Consistency

I wasn't sure whether to put this here or under the DiningBuzz sub-forum, as that one seems to be more about restaurants.

Almost all airlines utilize catering companies to provide their food - Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet, etc. Some airlines pride themselves on their food quality. How do those airlines control the quality of the food from various companies and provide consistent results? It would seem to me that there wold be a certain lack of control, as well as a certain sameness, introduced by having just one set of cooks providing the food. Does each airline have a seperate kitchen facility in the caterers plants?
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Old Jul 30, 19, 1:32 pm
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Money and contractual obligations. Pay more, get better food. Also, the airlines specify (in cooperation with the kitchens, of course) the recipes, budget for raw materials and even in some cases suppliers for those raw materials.

It would be rare for a particular customer to have a dedicated kitchen area unless the volume of food produced was sufficient to allow for such.
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