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Emirates Delivers Gastronomic Excellence with Over 77 Million Meals Served Annually

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, showcases its culinary prowess by revealing the staggering scale of its in-flight dining operation, serving more than 77 million customers annually.

With an eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, Emirates provides a glimpse into the meticulous preparation and dedication required to deliver fine dining experiences at 35,000 feet.

Catering to 490 flights daily, Emirates serves a remarkable 149 meals per minute, totaling a staggering 215,000 meals every day across its global network.

A team of 1400 dedicated chefs, operating from the expansive Emirates Flight Catering Facility in Dubai and partner caterers worldwide, work tirelessly to craft culinary delights that meet the diverse tastes and dietary preferences of passengers.

Throughout the year, Emirates passengers indulge in a diverse array of dishes from a library of 2,200 recipes each month, meticulously curated to balance essential nutrients and flavors.

The airline serves 6 million kilograms of fresh chicken, 350,000 kilograms of beef, 266,000 kilograms of Atlantic salmon fillets, and a myriad of other premium ingredients, ensuring a memorable dining experience for travelers across all classes.

In addition to premium ingredients, Emirates elevates its cuisine with epicurean flair, incorporating delicacies such as truffles, foie gras, and Canadian lobster.

First and Business Class passengers enjoy an unparalleled dining experience with offerings like Australian Yarra Valley feta cheese, Monte Vibiano olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and an impressive 10,350 kilograms of caviar served to First Class passengers last year alone.

Even Economy Class passengers are treated to gourmet delights, including individual pots of Marshfield’s ice cream and rich yogurt from Killowen Farm on selected routes. Snacks are equally indulgent, with passengers enjoying mixed nuts, dates, olives, and gourmet chocolates throughout their journey.

To complement the culinary experience, Emirates’ cabin crew undergo extensive training to ensure impeccable service and hospitality in the sky.

From wine pairing recommendations to Arabic coffee service, cabin crew members are equipped to deliver a world-class dining experience that embodies excellence, attentiveness, innovation, and passion.

Emirates’ commitment to gastronomic excellence reaffirms its position as a global leader in airline catering, setting the standard for in-flight dining and customer satisfaction.

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