Passionate About Food
For our culinary team, food is both a love and an obsession. With development chefs hailing from all corners of the globe, our goal is to improve every element of what we do, continually developing our food products in partnership with the airlines we serve.
Whether it be a gourmet dinner or a snack, our chefs are constantly pushing culinary boundaries to set new standards.We’re exceptionally proud of our culinary team, made up of people who all share the same passion for food.
Chef Skills & Innovation
We work tirelessly to understand our airline partners, their business cultures and the heritage of their nations, so that we’re better able to advise them on their food offering.
Our partnerships with local suppliers allow us to source the best ingredients and ensure all of our dishes are packed full of flavour, using herbs, spices and umami to create great-tasting food.
The Culinary Excellence team comprises of 120 top-class chefs, each providing restaurant-quality food for passengers of many of the world’s leading airlines.
Spitfire House Culinary Facility
Our unique premium kitchen located at London Heathrow Airport is home to the latest in kitchen technology.
With our facilities and skill set, we’re able to deliver the very best premium food to our airline partners.Innovation is key, so we pride ourselves on our highly-skilled, international workforce who are able to create truly authentic dishes of all cuisines.
Premium is about delivering the very best and here in our Premium Kitchen we are bringing our focus very much back to food which is the very heart of the business.
Food is at the very heart of our business – our world class chefs prepare and cook over 40,000 meals every day!
The Culinary Academy is situated within our premium kitchen, designed especially for food innovation and the development of our people.
With a focus on nurturing and growing our culinary expertise, alongside building relationships with strategic partners and suppliers, our Culinary Academy is central to the success of our inflight catering service.The Culinary Academy allows our chefs to showcase their skills across various cuisines, using some of the most modern kitchen equipment.
We do things differently
Our Culinary Academy allows us to develop industry insights and engage with the team through workshops and competitions.
Not only do our chefs have the opportunity to think creatively and stand out from the crowd, but they also have the scope to do things differently. Our investment doesn’t stop there...
In an industry first, we’re proud to be accredited members of the Craft Guild of Chefs. Through this relationship, we’re developing chef exchange programmes and international chef competitions.