Emirates wins Caterer of the Year award
3 September 2009
Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) has been honoured with the prestigious ‘Caterer of the Year’ award by Delta Air Lines; with Delta Air Lines Managing Director IFS, Peter Wilander and his team travelling to Dubai to personally present EKFC with the coveted trophy.
The award, which is presented under the category of ‘Best Business Elite Kitchen Outside of the United States’ is extremely competitive, with Emirates Flight Catering beating off 53 of the world’s top flight catering facilities to take out the title.
Gary Chapman President Group Services and Dnata and Haroon Siddiqui, CEO Emirates Flight Catering accepted the award on behalf of Emirates Flight Catering.
Mr. Chapman said: “Emirates Flight Catering is honoured to be recognized by Delta Air Lines with such a prestigious award. In-flight catering is a fundamental part of a passenger’s travel experience and this award is testament to our continued commitment in producing high quality cuisine for not only our own Emirates aircraft, but also our valued clients."
An extremely rigorous selection process was developed by Delta Air Lines to ensure the shortlisted candidates met specific performance measures including; safety, on-time performance, catering service quality, food quality and monthly performance. Delta Air Lines also personally visited the shortlisted facilities to ensure the airline’s exacting standards were being met, before selecting Emirates Flight Catering as the clear winner.
Travelling from the United States to Dubai to personally present the award, Delta Air Lines complimented EKFCs team on the superb efforts, dedication and support rendered to Delta since the start up of its operations in Dubai.
Emirates Flight Catering have been serving Delta Air Lines since 1st June 2007 following the inaugural flight from Dubai to Atlanta.
Delta’s expansive international network covers 461 destinations in 96 countries, spanning North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.