SOURCE: Air Culinaire

Air Culinaire

October 30, 2012 08:00 ET

Air Chef Holdings Rebranded as Air Culinaire Worldwide

Company Relocating Headquarters to Tampa and Opening Additional Kitchen

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - Oct 30, 2012) - NBAA -- Business aviation in-flight catering provider Air Chef Holdings, LLC announced that it has rebranded all of its divisions under one new name, Air Culinaire Worldwidesm (exhibit #3024).

"Before our rebrand, we had different names that were known for separate things by our clients," said Paul Schweitzer, President, Air Culinaire Worldwide. "The purpose of this new name is to make it easier for our clients to identify us as a global catering resource, regardless where they travel. Whether they are served by our owned kitchens or one of our more than 800 catering partners through our network, we want to ensure their total catering experience is simple and enjoyable, from ordering to delivery to dining to invoicing, anywhere they travel around the world."

The company also announced that it has relocated its corporate world headquarters from Columbus, Ohio to a 14,000-square-foot facility in Tampa, Florida. The new headquarters includes an in-flight kitchen that will serve all Tampa-area airports, a test kitchen for creating new menu items and packaging, and most importantly, training space for clients; the Air Culinaire Worldwide staff, including Client Services; and culinary teams.

With the opening of the Tampa kitchen, Air Culinaire Worldwide now has 14 owned catering kitchens throughout the United States and two more in Europe, servicing London and Paris.

"The new facility in Tampa allows us to fulfill the vision we have had for some time to create a working kitchen with a classroom that our clients can utilize in all aspects of training," said Clifford Smith, CEO, Air Culinaire Worldwide. "With the majority of our leadership being professional chefs, we're excited about the opportunity to invite clients to our facility to provide hands-on instruction on topics such as food planning, safety, preparation, and presentation, as well as the chance for us to learn from them about their challenges and needs."

Air Culinaire Worldwide has recently launched a new Web site (www.airculinaireworldwide.com) that is designed to support the concepts of a total catering experience. It includes menus, recommendations, and educational resources such as blog articles to help with in-flight catering choices.

About Air Culinaire Worldwide
Air Culinaire Worldwide, a Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. company, serves in-flight catering to over 1,800 airport locations across the globe. Since 2000, business and private aviation operators have relied upon the organization. With 16 owned-and-operated kitchens and hundreds of associate catering partners on six continents, business aviation organizations receive the total in-flight catering experience from one resource: Air Culinaire Worldwide.

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