BA Crew sandwiches are much nicer than the crap we had in our hangar vending machines, they often passed them to our guys on a departure.
I've eat more spare meals off a BA002 than I could ever count, typically the aircraft was de-catered over the terminals, often stuff got missed and when the aircraft reached the hangar, we 'de-catered' ourselves.
Choices, choices, on a late shift, a kosher fish dinner made in New York? I'll give it a try, so into the microwave in our crewroom it went.
As the BA002 left NY in the morning at local time, often a cooked breakfast meal found it's way into my stomach, they did pretty good ones on Concorde.
When we ran charters, if a 'round the bay' went at midday or early afternoon, it would be back by late afternoon so just in time for dinner, though pax on them tended to scoff the lot, and charters were always full.
Flight Crew usually wanted proper meals, even on a 3 hour test flight, while the few BA
staff on board made do with a deli pack like you'd get on a short haul.
When OAC had it's second return to flight airtest last year, the caterers had cocked up and forgot the crew meals, the Capt was not amused, he wanted crew meals and blamed us for it! And he wondered why he had the nickname 'porky'.
Meals were delivered and the flight went, late, of course that would not happen on a commercial flight.
As no Cabin Crew were on test flights, an engineer ended up as 'galley slave' for the crew, that happened on the last one we ever did, OAE back in August.
After handing out deli-packs to the dozen or so in the cabin, the ground Engineer on the flight, Dave, went to work on the (to him) fwd galley oven. No oven-gloves so a fire glove was improvised, eventually the crew meals were heated ok, after a few attempts.
Dave is in his mid 50's, so as he passed the meals to the crew, the F/O couldn't resist saying "F*** me, the stewardesses are getter uglier every day!"