There are many ways to enjoy private flying. Today we introduce your tastebuds to sky-high upscale dining. Read more below…
There are lots of amenities to enjoy while flying high in the sky on a private jet. Some travelers enjoy streaming the latest movie or taking a nap. Others prefer to take care of some work or just enjoy a nice (private) conversation with their chosen fellow passengers.
But, what about eating? Surely you won’t find any aluminum food trays of pre-cooked meals that lack in taste and even leave you questioning what it is that you are truly eating. And peanuts or pretzels don’t just hit the mark on the dietary food pyramid, do they?
The good news is that no matter how short or long your private flight is, you can enjoy some delicious food and upscale dining. It could be catered or it could be takeout from a local restaurant. Whatever it is – it is up to you.
Let’s take a deeper look into dining on a private jet and how it truly is an experience.
What Food Can You Expect?
What food can you expect from a trip on a private jet? Anything you want. You can order something that you are having a taste for – maybe it is a certain pasta dish, smoked salmon, or even fried chicken. Much of the time this can be catered by local restaurants or hotel restaurants in the area.
Most private jet charter companies have a network of local vendors that will provide the food for the flight. This means when you travel you have a plethora of food you can order and expect it to be on your jet with you when it is time for wheels up.
For those who are familiar with the areas they are traveling to, it is not uncommon to ask for takeout from local restaurants. That means ordering your favorite wood-fired pizza from the local pizzeria or a steak from your favorite steakhouse. This is perfect for those short trips where you don’t get a chance to hit up your favorite dining spot.
When booking or just before your flight, you can discuss this with your travel concierge. They may even have a menu for you to order from or have some insights into the best of the best when it comes to ordering takeout locally.
Dining On a Jet
Your food will meet you on the jet. And it will be hot (or chilled) until you are ready to indulge. Although it depends on the jet you are flying, there is a good chance you will have a comfortable place to sit and enjoy your meal. You may even get the white tablecloth experience – the fine linens and fine dishes, flatware, and stemware.
If you order up a lot of catering for your guests on board your flight, you may find that your jet has a setting for a buffet-style service which makes it easy for anyone who wants to munch on a mixture of foods throughout the flight’s duration.
Your catered dining experience can add up in costs. But, when you think about the logistics of what it takes for you to be able to have that meal, it seems logical. For instance, the food is ordered, prepared, and delivered right to the jet prior to departure and it is stored in special containers that will allow it to be heated once you are in the air. There are many people involved to ensure that the food still tastes delicious by the time you go to eat it.
Keep in mind that dining on a private jet can be as laid back or as formal as you would like – so be sure to take advantage of this perk. While you can get food on any flight, most private jets with longer hauls will have a small kitchen and even a catering team – offering a more in-depth dining experience. Shorter flights, on the other hand, tend to offer lighter meals like charcuterie boards, sushi, sandwiches, and a mixture of drinks and snacks.
You never want to show up to your destination starving, right? And on a private jet, you don’t have to.
Hottest Food Trends on Private Jets.
So, what are the hottest foods – and food trends – on private jets right now? What are people eating? Let’s take a look.
If you are looking for an elevated dining experience, then you have come to the right spot. Whether meals, snacks, tapas, desserts, or something else – it can be yours on a private jet.
1. Light Tapas.
One of the most popular things that people turn to when dining on a private jet is light tapas. Simple small bites with big, bold flavors are refreshing yet filling and rarely disappoint. This means things like salads, fruits, dips, veggies, soups, and so on. Some people feel that eating at high altitudes makes you feel fuller faster – and can slow you down. So when you have a busy schedule, the light fare can be just what you need.
2. Popular Restaurants.
Whether it is a cultural thing – passengers wanting to enjoy dishes from where they just visited or just because it is good food – it is not uncommon for private jets to shy away from big catering companies and turns more towards takeout from local restaurants.
3. Locally-Grown, Organic Dishes.
It is becoming more and more routine for passengers to request whole, minimally processed, organic foods from local markets. What’s more, vegetarian and vegan dining has increased as well. This reflects a turn more towards healthy eats rather than comfort food for many travelers.
4. Culinary Training.
Because the presentation of food and the delight of passengers is so important, many cabinet attendants will have some culinary training. This allows them to be able to enhance the experience of the passenger and increase overall flight satisfaction.
Concluding Upscale Dining
The private jet experience itself can be incredible. But when you add on some dining experience as well, you can take the flight to a whole new level. So, the next time you find yourself booking a flight, be sure to ask about dining options.