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What Kind of Meals Are Served Aboard Private Jets?
Catering is part of the experience of flying private, in addition to aesthetically pleasing cabin design and comfortable seating configured to suit the needs of your chartered flight.
Heavy jets that fly transcontinental or international flights are sometimes staffed with private chefs, however the majority of meals served on private jets are prepared by catering companies that specialize in private flight catering or local fine restaurants. Flight attendants serve the meals from a full galley on larger aircraft, while some small jets that serve shorter private charter routes serve lighter fare that do not require a flight attendant.
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Meals served aboard a private jet are limited only by the imagination of the charter client. Serving cuisine aboard a private jet comes with a unique set of challenges and chartered flight caterers are familiar with the sometimes extravagant and eclectic palettes of private jet clients.
The availability of specialty foods includes regional specialties, such as Maine lobster, Alaska salmon, seasonal dishes and specific requests by customers for their favorite meals from popular local restaurants. Also increasingly popular are “Health and Wellness” menus that offer a variety of vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options.
Favorites Regional Foods Served Aboard Privately Chartered Flights
Breakfast: New York Bagels, Bodega/Deli Egg Sandwich
Lunch: Lobster Roll
Dinner: Maine Lobster, Crab Cakes, New England Clam Chowder
Breakfast: Florida Oranges, Frittata, Guava and Cheese Pastalitos, Croquetas
Lunch: Cuban Sandwich, Grouper Sandwich, Empanadas
Dinner: Florida Stone Crab, Caribbean and Cuban dishes including Jerk Pork with Peas and Rice and Ropa Vieja, Blackened Mahi
Dessert: Key Lime Pie, Coconut Flan, Tres Leches
Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Sausage
Lunch: Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, Reuben
Dinner: Prime Rib, Bratwurst, Meat and Vegetable Pastry
Dessert: Apple Fritter, Cherry Pie, Sugar Cream Pie
Breakfast: Shrimp and Grits
Lunch: Shrimp Po-Boy
Dinner: Surf and Turf, Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya, New Orleans Muffaletta, Red Bean and Rice, Gulf Oysters.
Dessert: Beignets, Fresh Fruit
Dinner: Alaska Salmon, King Crab, Halibut
Dessert: Blueberry Crumble, Baked Alaska, Rainier Cherries, Fresh Blueberries, Salmon Berries
Breakfast: Green Chili Breakfast Burrito
Lunch: Margarita Chicken Quesadillas
Dinner: Cast Iron Seared Filet Mignon, Macadamia Nut Chilean Sea Bass
Dessert: Rum Cake, Peruvian Dark Chocolate Cake, Almond Flan
Chartered flight caterers who specialize in preparing food for private jets must adequately package the meals for transit with instructions for plating the meal by flight attendants. Caterers must also package the meals to meet the specific needs of the flight, including flight duration and galley configuration. Hot entrées are served in packaging ready to be heated, plated in specialized microwave packaging or ready-to-serve containers. Cold menu selections are delivered in individually-packaged gourmet boxes or arranged artfully on platters.
How much does catering cost on a private jet chartered flight? For a private charter, you can expect to spend slightly more for meals due to the expenses associated with preparing, packaging and delivering the meals. Bon appétit!
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