Emirates - the world’s largest flying restaurant, serves over 100 million meals a year
A Monitor Report 05 Nov, 2017 | 3528 Views|-+
Dubai: Emirates serves more than 100 million meals a year with the same attention to detail in First, Business and Economy Class. Catering for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling to and from 144 cities across 6 continents, no one understands global culinary trends better than Emirates as it serves destination-inspired cuisine onboard the world’s largest flying restaurant.
With a catering investment of US$1 billion per year, Emirates runs a round-the-clock kitchen with 1,200 chefs based in Dubai whipping up 12,450 recipes. The finely-tuned operation caters 590 flights a day with authentic local cuisines giving customers a taste of the destination they are going to.The airline also works closely with 25 catering partners around the world to provide the same quality of food for its Dubai-bound flights.
Emirates’ focus on local flavour means it has food available from every region it flies to.Emirates started serving regionally themed subcontinent dish almost three years back.
To keep up with regional and seasonal food trends, Emirates changes its onboard menus monthly and continually reviews its recipes.
The varied menus on each route are also reflected in the bread baskets served on board. Flavoured breads or breads produced with a sourdough base are popular on European routes while parathas, pooris, and naan bread are served on all nine Emirates routes to India. On its Middle Eastern routes, customers get to enjoy Arabic bread -Markook -a very thin unleavened bread common in the region, and Manakesh which is either topped with Zaatar or Cheese.
In premium classes, meals are served on Royal Doulton tableware with Robert Welch cutlery specially designed for Emirates.
Emirates focuses on simple, well cooked dishes that emphasise fresh ingredients of the highest quality.The airline brings the finest products on board through long standing partnerships worldwide, and supporting local suppliers and artisans.
Emirates also offerschild-friendly meals for its youngest customers and dedicated menus for medical or religious meal requirements which are designed with a team of nutritionists and chefs.
The airline also develops seasonal menus where possible, such as a Christmas menu in December and specially created boxes for those fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.