Founded in 2011 and based at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, Executive Gourmet (Booth 540) creates high-end cuisine for business and general aviation operators in the UAE.
Joao Menezes de Aguiar, general manager and project manager of operations, Middle East, said the company produces the majority of its luxury meals at Al Bateen, but that today about 20 percent of its catering is made elsewhere in the UAE. The country has eight airports with IATA designations, all of which are eager to serve business aviation clients.
“We do a tailored, customized service, using high-quality products; we have a menu which is used as a guideline, but we do whatever the customer wants,” he said. “We are part of Gate Gourmet, a member of the Gategroup, the biggest airline catering company in the world.”
The convenience of Abu Dhabi’s private airport was an ideal fit for Executive Gourmet. “Al Bateen was the first airport in the region completely dedicated to private aviation," he said. "In Al Bateen you don’t need slots. You can come in and out whenever you want. From Al Bateen, we serve all the airports in the UAE.”