Business aviation catering provider Air Chef Holdings has rebranded all of its divisions under one new name, Air Culinaire Worldwide, and moved its headquarters from Columbus, Ohio, to Tampa, Fla. “Before our rebrand, we had different names that were known for separate things by our clients,” said Air Culinaire president Paul Schweitzer. “The purpose of this new name is to make it easier for our clients to identify us as a global catering resource, regardless of where they travel.”
The company’s new 14,000-sq-ft facility in Tampa includes a kitchen that will serve all Tampa-area airports and a test kitchen for creating new menu items and packaging. With the opening of the Tampa kitchen, Air Culinaire now has 14 owned catering kitchens in the U.S. and two more in Europe, servicing London and Paris.
Additionally, the new facility also has a training classroom for clients, Air Culinaire staff and culinary teams. Air Culinaire plans to use this classroom soon to offer classes for business aircraft crews on safe food handling and on-board preparation and presentation. “The new facility in Tampa allows us to fulfill the vision we have had to create a working kitchen with a classroom that our clients can use in all aspects of training,” concluded Air Culinaire CEO Clifford Smith.