Every time you turn around these days, you hear about another person on a medically restricted diet. The reasons range from lactose intolerance to autoimmune conditions to life-threatening allergies.
Food and drink
Airline food is the butt of jokes, but the cuisine on business jets is haute. Even snacks need to be several cuts above what your local convenience store has to offer. That’s where Torn Ranch comes in.
Located in Petaluma, Calif., Torn Ranch (Booth No. C7926) has been creating gourmet food and gifts for almost 40 years. At NBAA 2013, the company is showing some of its latest offerings for private aircraft. These products include new dark chocolate, sea-salted caramels, milk-chocolate caramels and items in its corporate gifting line.
Business jet travelers who enjoy exceptional Russian cuisine now have something to look forward to on their flights from London. Alison Price On Air has launched a dedicated Russian menu in partnership with London’s Mari Vanna restaurant.
Daniel Hulme is vice chairman of the European Corporate Flight Attendant’s Committee (ECFAC) and helping to moderate the Cabin Crew Symposium here at EBACE (see box), but he is also here this year as managing director of London-based caterer Alison Price On Air where some big changes are being made.
UK-based Alison Price On Air has expanded and restructured its aviation catering, offering a new Brasserie-style menu to meet the needs of its international client base. The new selections are designed to be simple and convenient to pack and easy to serve, while retaining high quality. The menu features traditional Brasserie dishes, including Italian osso buco and scallop and crab macaroni. Alison Price On Air is also in talks with top restaurants in London to offer “branded” Russian and Nigerian meals.
In a safety alert issued January 3, the FAA warns operators to be diligent during in-flight preparation of coffee. Several airlines and individual flight attendants have reported cases of coffee-filter packages bursting and causing first and second degree burns to people standing nearby.
The apparent cause is a pressure build-up in the repacked coffee filter package while installed in the coffee pot drawer.
International Drive is home to a polyglot of restaurants, presenting ideal choices for NBAA convention attendees, whether they seek a quick lunch or a convenient dinner stop. Pointe Orlando, just across form the Orange County Convention Center, has become home to a bevy of dining “establishments,” some that have been therefore a while, and some that are now roosting in renovated perches. Then, just a stone’s throw down the road is the Rosen Centre Hotel, home to even more.
Corporate Angel Network (CAN)–which flies cancer patients and their families to treatment using donated space on business jets–will receive a $21,000 donation here at the show. The money represents proceeds from an advertising campaign that recognizes corporate flight departments for their participation in the program.
Last week the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral, better known as ABAG, sponsored the eighth annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Labace) in São Paulo. This was my fifth consecutive show. I never tire of it, and I will be back. That’s partly because Labace is aviation, but also because it is uniquely Brazilian.
The new espresso maker from English galley products manufacturer Aerolux takes the work out of making the perfect cup of in-flight espresso.
The espresso maker is specifically designed for use in business jets and uses the Nespresso-patented system of sealed, pre-measured coffee capsules. It can also provide hot water for tea and steam for making cappuccino.
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