Flight Attendants Conference 2012: To Cater, or Cook?

July 3, 2012, 1:10 AM

One solution to both the safety and cost of food in business aviation is to cook from scratch. Flight departments such as Aramco and the military (Air Force One) have been cooking gourmet meals on board aircraft for years with the goal of providing safe food for their passengers.

The challenge is finding cabin crew who can cook well. Terry Fuhrmann, supervisor of flight services for Aramco, explained that the company hires chefs, even without aviation experience, because “we can train them to become safety managers and first responders in the cabin.”

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