What to Consider When Planning Your Airline Catering Menu

Are you in the midst of planning an airline catering menu? Maybe you have a few questions about the best foods to serve or about how to ensure the highest quality control. Village Catering provides airline catering in Philadelphia, and we have over 30 years of experience.

Why Village Catering?

The airline catering offered by Village Catering is offered through our FDA-inspected facility and all food is prepared on premises by top chefs in the industry. We even offer corporate aviation catering services and work hard to satisfy VIP clients who order with us. If you’ve got questions about planning an airline catering menu, we have a few tips that might help.

Go with the unusual.

Don’t be afraid to try unusual menu items. Food that you might not have normally selected, such as slow-cooked beef, for example, might taste incredible when you’re up above the clouds.

Think about how to get creative with your in-flight meals. Since tastes change at different elevations, certain cuts of meat actually hold up nicely and taste better because they have more flavor and moisture.

Double-check about the alcohol.

Alcohol regulations vary from state to state as well as from vendor to vendor. The alcohol regulations in the United States tend to be stricter than those in other countries, so that’s another point to keep in mind as you plan your airline menu.

Alcohol and vendor availability will vary depending on location and time of year. Because of these factors, it’s always best to plan your alcohol requests well in advance.

Make the correct measurements.

It’s good to be aware of the fact that portions vary between the United States and Europe. If you opt for European-style portions, then you need to make sure that you specify using weights.

The United States doesn’t use the metric system, so you’ll need to consider that when planning your menu. Luckily, an aviation center can always assist you with the conversions.

Be mindful of the schedule.

As you take the time to plan your airline catering menu, consider the time of day that your flights are scheduled. Plan your in-flight meals and snacks according to this schedule.

For example, if a flight is scheduled for take-off after lunch, then plan some in-flight afternoon tea and coffee service with snacks, pastries and tea sandwiches. You can serve appetizers and cocktails right before landing. Call us at 215-437-3337 to learn more!