Airline food is having a renaissance. Gone are the days of dry chicken or watery scrambled eggs and in their place a delicious selection of tasty restaurant-quality meals that are pleasing to the palette, easy on the eye and gastronomically on trend. Who could have imagined even five years ago that passengers would be able to ‘take afternoon tea’ or enjoy deli-quality dishes at 37,000 feet? These days it is the norm, even on low cost carriers, and one company at the forefront of this movement is convenience snacking brand Gastro Culinary Innovation.
Specialising in innovative products based around current restaurant and food trends, Gastro Culinary Innovation creates delicious hot savoury snacks – including empanadas, burritos and strombolis, mini deli dishes and street food – as well as afternoon tea cakes and sweet cuppie® cakes. In 2015, the company decided to direct its business strategy towards the onboard services industry and took a stand at industry leading exhibition World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE). This proved to be an extremely valuable decision, as company director Jacqui Davidson, explains: