Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 746 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
Some airlines do their own catering, others contract out. What seems logical, is that a lot of airlines at hubs have their own catering. Airlines who have high operations at other airports such as focus cities often tend to have the jobs contracted out.
For example, I just started work with Horizon in their Food and Beverage operation in Seattle. They have their FABs in Seattle, Portland, and Boise. They are in the process of working with Menzies in Los Angeles to cater their flights that originate out of LAX.
Something of interest...
Food and Beverage does more than cater food. They provide cups, crew food, first aid kit replenishments, aircraft information cards, fun items for kids (coloring items, trading cards), toiletries for the aircraft, customs forms, just about anything that can and may be needed on just about any flight. Plus, many flights are loaded up for more than one leg.
Sunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1998 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1657 times:
LSG Skychef has a large kitchen in MSP, NW employees using NW trucks cater NW planes. LSG does all the kitchen work up to the point of putting each flights catering equipment on the dock and NW crew load their trucks.
LSG caters just about everybody at MSP. Champion has their own truck and their employees cater their flights. They serve no food to the pax.
Sun Country has its own kitchen and its own employees cater their flights with food, hot food at that.