Photos: CX First Cooking Demo II
CharlesMD From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 67 posts, RR: 2 Posted Sun Oct 29 2006 03:57:19 UTC (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8813 times:
Please see my other trip report, CX First cooking demo I
Welcome aboard our CX flight from JFK to HKG.
CX is one of the remaining airlines to serve , which is imported from France. The FAs take a caviar and turn it into a bunch of accompaniements culinary delight, both for the tongue and eye!
Did you know CX even heats its china so the plates will keep the food warm when presented to passengers? CX uses that are programmed to heat a variety of foods. On another flight from computerized ovens LAX the FAs let me see the Onboard there are so many detailed cooking instructions they receive for each entree. for FAs to store things. One important thing is for the FAs to keep nooks and crannies track of how many meals they have served!
Once again, the onboard is prepared right after take-off, so that by the time the aircraft reaches cruising altitude, the FAs can serve passengers rice cooker piping hot, freshly cooked rice!
Now in the supermarket you'd probably pay a dollar for but in this kind of salad, CX First it is transformed into an Come look at a expensive appetizer! wide assortment of bread being heated in the oven!
Being a cabin services director on CX is hard, not only do you have to manage the entire plane, but also , which is controlled from this office. StudioCX
In our last report we talked about how dinner is made, but what about breakfast, the most important meal of the day? With only 90 minutes to land, getting breakfast ready can be but with grace and skill, FAs transform even a mundane dish like quite a scramble, cereal into a culinary masterpiece!
In F CX has and also a toasters Do you see those little cups that skillet. Those are actually eggs waiting to be scrambled, pasteurized to protect against avian flu, the FAs told me, of course! With a half hour of hard look like orange juice?? FA work, breakfast is transformed into The quite a creation! is better than anything else in the air! freshly made toast
Let's take a walk around the aircraft. What's cooking in the J galley? Do you remember in Sundae School about how Jesus fed 4,000 people on day? Well on short It looks like breakfast. CX flights such as HKG- TPE FAs have to serve over 250 passengers in under 30 minutes, and in Y breakfast bags are thrown in the oven and heated
On shorter flights meals come in The FAs then ceramic plates that are put in the oven. The breakfast setups are take out each portion and plate it individually so all the FAs have to do is take off the plastic. prepared on the ground
Now let's talk about lunch. In the kitchen everything has been heated up and is I think this is some kind of laid out buffet style. and this, some kind of eel . Notice how carefully the FAs are to noodle dish Your eyes and tastebuds will agree the arrange the food? result is spectacular!
What makes CX the best airline in the world? Not only is the food remarkable but so are the FAs who serve it with such style and grace!
[Edited 2006-10-29 03:57:50] [Edited 2006-10-29 03:58:40]
KE086 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted
Sun Oct 29 2006 12:08:54 UTC (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8394 times:
I have been Looking for something like this for a long time. A good Report. I hope to see more of this sometime!!!!
KE THE ONLY WAY TO FLY
DALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted
Sun Oct 29 2006 13:01:05 UTC (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8352 times:
once again good job done here!!
They loved to fly and it showed..
CXtra From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Sun Oct 29 2006 13:31:23 UTC (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8324 times:
A very unique trip report and format, and extremely interesting. Never would imagine F food had such humble beginnings! Must be hard work for the FAs..
Thanks very much!
Cathay Pacific, Now you're really flying
Mack8994 From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Sun Oct 29 2006 14:00:08 UTC (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8294 times:
This is awesome. Thanks for posting this.
Cheers from Canada
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar!
CX 4ever From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Wed Nov 1 2006 06:11:49 UTC (7 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 7722 times:
Thanks so much for the report!! I am always interested to see how food is prepared in the galley~ What a nice place to be in~ Two thumbs up!
A3 From Greece, joined Oct 2006, 262 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted
Wed Nov 1 2006 08:19:27 UTC (7 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 7666 times:
A very different report !!!
Thanks for sharing . It seams sometimes being a F/A can be a back braking job !!!
Don't spend your money on airlines that don't respect your business.
ETFokker50 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted
Wed Nov 1 2006 14:39:20 UTC (7 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 7547 times:
So, how much did
CX pay you?