As a private jet operator, you’ll need to be accommodating with your clients’ various requests. It’s also the flight team’s responsibility to make sure the VIP travelers will get exactly what they want, and food selections are no exception. In reality, the logistics behind meal procurement and storage is one challenge you’ll need to be constantly ready for.
In this feature, we’ve compiled twenty gourmet pieces which most passengers lean towards. If you’d like to make your travelers’ experience even more delightful, it’s best to know the meals they’d mostly likely relish while flying.Here are 20 of the best dishes which most clients want in their jets:
Fruit and Veggie Platter with Yogurt Dip
Fruits and veggies have refreshing tastes plus they’re not too heavy on the stomach. This is why healthy platters are widely requested by private jet flyers. Operators must then have their go-to fruit suppliers or caterers, so they can easily source out the selections which are in season. To make the platters even more enticing, variants of yogurt dip are made available like vanilla, cream cheese, and raspberry among many other selections.
Mostly paired with fruits and vegetables, coffee and butter,the traditional croissant is baked into many kinds. Some of the most selected types include plain, chocolate, almond, ham and cheese, cinnamon and raisin, salmon with cream cheese and so much more. It can even be baked into a savory delight.
Serving a bread basket is one of the ways to show hospitality to your passengers. VIPs can munch on the assortment of bread you’ve prepared, as they wait for the appetizers and main course to be served. The basket may have sliced baguettes, loaves, bread sticks and even tiny Danish bites. The basket must also have tiny jars of butter and marmalade to best go with your bread selections.
There were many tasty twists which have been done to this classic breakfast special. The traditional variant never gets old though, and sometimes its full and hearty taste is precisely what a VIP flyer needs. If you’d like to further bring variants to your regular passengers, you can include seafood or ham and cheese as part of your omelet choices.
This tortilla-wrapped, Mexican dish has an American variant. Also known as the Breakfast Wrap, its ingredients mainly include eggs, shredded cheese, sour cream, chili flakes, tomatoes, and avocados. The Breakfast Burrito is usually appealing to younger clients, plus it’s easier to prepare than most breakfast meals.
Sandwiches are taste-bud filling without having to be heavy on the tummy. These are made into over dozens of types.Some of the staples to have on your menu are the classic Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato (BLT), Vegetarian and Breakfast sandwiches.A standard Breakfast Sandwich usually has egg, bacon, cheese, but other recipes may have other ingredients. It’s always best to stick with the classic recipe unless your client requests for otherwise.
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This thin and refined relative of pancakes is usually prepared as a dessert. Still, its cooked flour’s light texture goes well with the savory ingredients perfect for a whole breakfast recipe. Its fillings vary from bacon, ricotta cheese and a citrusy marmalade, cherry tomatoes, eggs and sausages and more.
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The bread, egg, and syrup based favorite is a delight to have at the breakfast table. With its dozens of recipes, the ones made with simple yet delectable ingredients usually stand out. Hints of spices like nutmeg and vanilla extract are also added for a much fuller taste.Berries and cream bring a transitioning contrast to the sweetness which the maple syrup and milk both bring. This breakfast selection is advisable for sweet-toothed flyers.
Freshly Smoked Salmon
This delicacy is popularly requested among private jet travelers. Paired with hard boiled eggs, sliced tomatoes, capers,and onions, smoked salmon has a rich taste plus it’s not too heavy on the stomach.
Private guests can further have enjoyable meals while sharing a whole sushi platter. Combinations of raw fish rolled into sticky rice, then dipped into some spicy soy sauce bring a whole filling experience to the taste buds. You can consider a whole variety onto a plate. These include the Nigiri (fish inside a ball of rice), Sashimi (fish meat without rice), Maki (seaweed-wrapped), Uramaki (with seaweed inside), and Temaki (cone-shaped sushi).
The Meat Sandwich can be served as a heavy type of in-flight meal. This is usually made with roasted or corned beef, cheese, thinly sliced tomatoes and lettuce. Aside from meat, other types of cold cuts can be used as ingredients for the sandwich. These include chicken, turkey or tuna. Are your passengers requesting for a Vegetarian type of sandwich? Then it’s best to ensure an on-call caterer who can provide you with popularly requested selections.
Meat and Cheese Platter
This can go from simply appetizing to amazingly decadent, depending on what your clients would prefer. The Meat and Cheese Platter is relatively easy to assemble as long as all your crucial ingredients are complete. A variety of cold cuts, crackers, cheeses, dips and berries can be placed on a plate.These are best washed down with a tasty glass of wine.
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For VIP travelers who’d like to have a taste of the ocean at 41,000 feet up in the skies, the seafood platter can be arranged. This is usually composed of shrimps, crabs, lobsters, mussels, and oysters. It’s best to have this pre-ordered, freshly set up and ready for serving.
Freshness is key when it comes to serving the best-tasting pasta. As an operator, you can opt for handmade or machine-made ones which have only the freshest ingredients. You may also go above and beyond with your service, by letting your customers pick from Penne, Spaghetti, Orecchiette, Fusilli, Tagliatelle and Ravioli. Popular sauce picks include Bolognese, Tomato, Four Cheese, Carbonara, and Pesto.
There’s Always Room for Dessert
Top off your hearty, lunch servings with some of the most scrumptious desserts. These will surely end your clients’ meals on a sweet high. Some of the selections you can serve include assorted chocolates, cake slices, cupcakes, colorful macaroons, cheesecake mousse and more. These are best paired with tea or coffee.
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Most travelers love to relish this prime cut of beef as they pair it up with red wine. With not much seasoning needed, Filet Mignon’s tender, mouth-watering texture can also be enjoyed with beer, ginger ale or freshly pressed apple, cherry or raspberry juice.
Butter Poached Lobster
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There’s more to this dish than what meets the eye. Simmered in melted buttery goodness, the lobster has a soft texture to it.Slices of lemon, leafy veggies and other tangy spices are added to the dish, which complements the mildly sweet and salty taste of lobster. It’s advisable to serve for travelers who appreciate subtle yet rich tasting dishes. It’s also best to relish with a glass of white wine.
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If you’re having meat foodies as passengers, you can give them a great private jet experience is by offering lamb chops as their dinner’s entrée. These juicy chops are usually sizzled with minced garlic, crushed red pepper and rosemary.
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Steamed fish can be served if your clients prefer light, yet full-tasting dinners. Usually cooked in Chinese style,this delicate meal is also one of the healthiest you can offer so it’s perfect for weight watching travelers. Its main ingredients include freshly ground pepper, rice wine and soy sauce.
Usually known for its Chinese roots, the Roasted Duck is another favorite among private jet travelers. Its skin has a crispy texture, while its meat is soft and chewy on the inside. Roasted with spices, the duck is also served with traditional Hoisin (soybean), cherry and red wine, lime or marmalade syrup sauce.
Don’t these food selections inspire you to offer the best-tasting meals to your private flyers? So pop the wine or champagne cork, have your flower arrangements ready and bring out the latest newspaper.These sumptuous dishes can certainly serve as the highlight of your clients’ flights. Give them a try and see how some of these can be made available soon.