Alison Price On Air expands culinary team


Company also gains DfT clearance for all London airports

Alison Price On Air (APOA), the
London-based in-flight division of elite catering firm Alison Price and
Company, has responded to a growing demand for its unique business aviation
fine dining system by extending its opening hours. From September 2011 the
company, which aims to revolutionise in-flight catering, will be offering its
services seven days a week, all year round including Bank holidays.

To support the expansion a further four
team members have been recruited to the existing kitchen crew to ensure
continuity of standards.  Daniel Hulme, inflight director of the business
said: “We are continually adding new clients to our roster and in order to
provide the sustained and continued quality that is at the heart of our
service. We have added essential roles to support the continued growth.”

Joining Daniel, sous chef Karl Thomas,
Karl served time under the 3 Michelin star world famous chef Michel Roux Jr at
the Parliament Square
restaurant. Also joining the kitchen team is Kasia Merchel, who serves as
senior chef de partie having completed Leith’s
School of Food and Wine with a first class
Professional Diploma.  All work under the guidance of executive chef director
at Alison Price, Richard Cubbin. Supporting Daniel on the business development
side of the business is Joseph Stevens who joined as office manager in August
2011 and will focus on administering and managing the business growth.

Chris Conrad also joined in July 2011 as
Alison Price on Air’s first full time logistics team member. He is responsible
for the safe and careful loading of the food and sundry items including
flowers, crockery and glassware. “This is a crucial part of the Alison Price on
Air service as it is essential we deliver the orders in a timely and organised
manner. Working directly with security, flight crew and cabin attendants,
requires an exceptionally diplomatic character and we have that in Chris,” says
Hulme about the importance of the role. 

Essential to the success of APOA is ease
of accessibility to the airside areas at the leading London Airports. APOA has
worked tirelessly over the last six months to gain ease of access to London airports and has now been given security clearance
by the Department for Transport at the leading business aviation airports
including Farnborough, Stansted, Luton and
Biggin Hill.  “The key to continually offering excellent service is to be
able to deliver to our clients efficiently and provide the service with minimal
interruption from security inspections. This means we can be more efficient and
ensures the products are delivered at their best,” said Hulme on the
significance of achieving security clearance status.

APOA has in a short time gained a number
of excutive jet clients, including Gama Aviation, ExecuJet, Global Jet Concept
and Perfect Aviation.

The company will be attending the BGAD
event at Cambridge
Airport on 20 September