Our Differentiators

Culinary Excellence

Gate Gourmet has an impressive track record in designing and delivering in-flight menus on par with some of the finest dining establishments in the world. Because as our chefs will tell you, it‘s all about the food.

“Culinary excellence is one of our most differentiated customer propositions, and our approach includes investing in resources, leveraging our creative culinary talent, making optimum use of our existing continuous improvement and total cost management structures, and focusing on developing more innovative culinary partnerships with third parties – all in the interest of finding the best possible culinary solution for each of our customers.”
– Drew Niemeyer, Chief Commercial Officer, gategroup
  • Pedigreed Expertise

    Gate Gourmet is proud to offer clients access to one of the most experienced and innovative teams of menu design and operational chefs in the industry. Our executive chefs have worked at some of the world’s finest restaurants and have a flair for true hospitality.

    Every day, all around the globe, Gate Gourmet’s chefs and catering teams bring their talent, passion and expertise to the kitchen to ensure that your travelers experience the best service possible.

  • Culinary Consistency

    At Gate Gourmet we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of excellence for safety, operations and food quality. This is part of our corporate DNA – and we know that you and your passengers expect nothing less.

    We have a Group Culinary Organization in place focused on providing our customers with their own “culinary signature” and ensuring consistency on a global scale in all Gate Gourmet kitchens. This philosophy is founded on our culture of continuous improvement.

  • Trend-Setting Menu Design

    Our world-class team of accredited chefs stay abreast of the latest developments in the culinary world. They track worldwide restaurant trends and regional preferences to design contemporary menus that can be replicated in large quantities. They also hold frequent culinary workshops, which often includes scouting for the latest food trends and evaluating new products, equipment and production techniques, to help ensure a truly memorable onboard dining experience.

    To deliver on your vision, Gate Gourmet chefs work collaboratively with clients. We set ourselves apart by listening carefully to clients‘ needs, presenting multiple options and working together to customize programs to your exact specifications and worldwide locations – whatever and wherever these may be.

  • Customized Solutions

    Whether it's restaurant-quality fine dining for your premium cabins, or tasty sandwiches and snack items for purchase in economy class, or any level of service in between, Gate Gourmet’s chefs will work with you to design a menu that delights your passengers, reflects positively on your brand, and fits any defined budget.

    Our chefs hail from different regions and countries and are experts in their respective native cuisine. With Gate Gourmet, you can count on a partner with expertise in ethnic and cultural cuisines as well as dietary and religious customs. Gate Gourmet can provide any type of special meal to cater to any specific dietary need, in full accordance with IATA specifications.

    Gate Gourmet teams are passionate about creating a positive dining experience for your flying customers, whether its fine restaurant-quality meals in premium cabins, on long-haul or international flights or providing fresh sandwiches and snack items for purchase, we continually work with you to design menus that not only delight your passengers, but also enhance your brand image.