Photo Essay: How Your Airline Meal Is Prepared
Behind the Scenes in United Airlines’ Kitchen
Love it or hate it, airline food is a popular topic of conversation amongst travelers.
In the earliest days of commercial aviation, airlines copied what others in the transportation industry, such as operators of rail service and passenger ships, were doing and offered food and drink.
Today, airline meals are big business but there are still real people in the kitchen chopping, mixing, sautéing, grilling, and garnishing what is served to you in the air.
Here are the faces of the people who work tirelessly to prepare your meals at United Airlines’ Chelsea Food Services in Newark, where over 33,000 meals are made daily.
(Photo: Accura Media Group)