Emirates invests $1bn to serve 100 million meals a year

Round-the-clock kitchen with 1,200 chefs operates in Dubai - whipping up 12,450 recipes
Emirates invests $1bn to serve 100 million meals a year
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By Staff writer
Sat 04 Nov 2017 10:22 AM

Emirates has revealed that it serves more than 100 million meals a year with a catering investment of $1 billion per year.

The Dubai-based airlines said in a statement that it runs a round-the-clock kitchen with 1,200 chefs based in the emirate whipping up 12,450 recipes.

The operation caters 590 flights a day with authentic local cuisines giving customers a taste of the destination they are going to.

Flights to Japan for example, offer authentic Kaiseki cuisine and Bento boxes served with Japanese crockery, cutlery and tea sets to ensure an unrivalled food experience on board.

The airline recently launched a new menu for its Australian routes inspired by the breadth of the country’s multicultural flavours and cuisines, after a 14-month process working in consultation with local chefs.

The airline said it also works closely with 25 catering partners around the world to provide the same quality of food for its Dubai-bound flights.

Emirates said it also pays special attention to its wine lists, boasting world class champagne and wines and has 3.8 million bottles of wines currently stored in its cellar in Burgundy, France to be served in the next seven to 10 years.

Coffee and tea are the two most widely consumed beverages on board. Over 9.6 million tea bags are used each year with more than 10 tea varieties on offer.

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