Dubai, U.A.E. — 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 traveling 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.
Dining on Emirates – The world’s largest flying restaurant
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 flavor means it has food available from every region it flies to. Flights to Japan for example, offer authentic Kaiseki cuisine and Bento boxes served with Japanese crockery, cutlery and tea sets to ensure an unrivalled food experience on board.
The airline recently launched a new menu for its Australian routes inspired by the breadth of the country’s multicultural flavors and cuisines, after a 14-month process working in consultation with local chefs.
The new menu features a broad range of traditional local favorites such as minted lamb sausages.
Reflecting Australia’s multiculturalism, the menu also includes Asian flavors, as well as Middle Eastern flavors and ingredients, catering to Emirates’ diverse passenger mix and representing its global route network.
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. Flavored 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. (Full Story Here)