Castle Kitchens Eliminates 24-hour Bizav Catering

 - February 1, 2007, 9:30 AM

London-based business aviation caterer Castle Kitchens revealed at the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference last month that it has eliminated its 24-hour service. The new hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and administrative office hours have changed to 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A spokesman said the decision was prompted by a “severe downturn” in market demand since 9/11 and “pressure from handling agents offering the services of unlicensed caterers, who abide by no safety and security laws.” Aviation director Tony Cooper also noted that orders placed with Castle Kitchens must now be received 24 hours before delivery “to enable us to offer the same high standard of cuisine.” He added, “Apart from these differences…nothing will change and we will still operate in the same manner under our existing UK airport licenses.”