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24-01-2019

The best restaurant in the air Customized onboard catering

We are aware of the growing foodie culture around the world and have developed a series of strategies to meet all the particular needs of the market. Today we have a conscious consumer who is aware of the need to eat healthy products and who demands a wide variety of dishes depending on their origin, intolerances, life choices, among others.

In recent years, the evolution of food trends in our society has been such that the personalization of the menu on board that we offer to all our customers has been greatly expanded too. You can request from kosher options to very fresh raw vegetarian food.

"Today it is possible to enjoy a fine lobster at more than 12,000 meters high thanks to the optimization and innovation of the onboard catering supply chain".

In order to create a high-quality dining experience for our passengers, it is essential to develop a balanced mix of flavors and textures. It is also important to use products whose flavor and properties are best preserved at room temperature as some vegan options or products that are naturally preserved as the chorizo freshness is ideal to provide a balanced catering.

For that reason, when it comes to making a good menu, we consider that our perception of flavors and odors is significantly affected when we are in the air. As a curious fact, according to the professor of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford, Charles Spence, "Food and drink really taste different in the air (...) There are several reasons why: lack of humidity, lower air pressure, and background noise”. The flavors that are most affected are sweet and savory, while the flavor that is best perceived and even intensified in the air is the Umami flavor (one of the five basic flavors - sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami.) We can find the Umami flavors in foods such as tomato juice, anchovies, cured cheeses, Worcester sauce among others, those are associated with foods a “proteinaceous” taste.

Nowadays, catering companies have reached a very high level of specialization and it is possible to enjoy any type of dish on an airplane. A catering company that produces a high-quality menu will always consider the specific conditions that are given on board and will make a balanced mixture of flavors and textures to create a desirable and unique dining experience. In addition, you will be able to apply this combination in any type of menu so that everyone can enjoy it in the best restaurant in the air.

 

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