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Emirates Scoops Up another award with In-Flight Catering Recognition

  • 29-Dec-09 17:56
  • Emirates
  • Holiday Industry

The serial award-winner airline, number one in the Middle East hast just taken home another prestigious award with the "Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier Middle East 2009"title for the second consecutive year.

Emirates Scoops Up another award with In-Flight Catering Recognition
Serial award-winner Emirates, the number one carrier in the Middle East, responsible for taking worldwide passengers to luxury Dubai holidays, has just taken home yet another prize to add to their long list of prestigious award. This time it won for the second consecutive year, the title of “Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier Middle East 2009”title.
The Dubai holidays carrier celebrated its latest win for the 2nd year running as they cheered and clinked glasses wishing long-life to their enviable status, with this last award cementing the airline’s position as a global leader in in-flight catering.
Honoured at the PAX International Readership Awards, Emirates was presented with the award for its uncompromising commitment to quality. This achievement closely follows the recent Caterer Middle East Awards 2009 where the Emirates in-flight catering team took out the ‘Kitchen Team of the Year’ award, recognising excellent teamwork in a kitchen workforce.
"These awards highlight Emirates’ ability to produce a huge volume of freshly prepared meals to exacting standards, whilst working under tight deadlines. On average we produce around 80,000 meals per day within our specially designed and dedicated in-flight catering facility here in Dubai. Following the highest food safety practices, we believe that we offer our customers the world’s best in-flight catering, a belief that is backed up by the numerous international awards we have won for our food service in recent years. – said Robin Padgett, Vice President Aircraft Catering.
"We are honoured to have been selected for these two prestigious awards in such quick succession and are confident that our in-flight catering service will continue to set the standards for in-flight food service across the world."
Emirates’ dedicated in-flight catering facility is the most modern and largest of its kind in the world, with a design capacity of 115,000 meals per day. Opened in July 2007 and costing US $120 million to build; the facility is equipped with the latest in food safety and hygiene management raising the bar for in-flight catering facilities around the world for the most demanding of travellers on their way to Dubai holidays.
"Emirates’ in-flight product highlights the major advancements that the industry has made in recent years. Combining our award-winning cuisine and highly trained, multicultural cabin crew with our cutting-edge in-flight entertainment ‘ice’ system gives Emirates a hugely distinctive and compelling product and a major advantage over our competitors," added Padgett.
Emirates’ acclaimed menus are developed with the facility’s highly trained chefs, many of whom have worked in some of the world’s leading gastronomic restaurants. With their vast experience and knowledge, Emirates’ team of food experts have created a range of menus tailored to meet the regional preferences of travellers, no matter where they come from and regardless of their holiday destinations.
And one for the Guinness book; on 31st July 2009, Emirates’ in-flight catering facility produced a record 88,792 meals in one day!
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