Largest commercial kitchen in southern hemisphere opens in Melbourne

Posted by Andrea Hogan on 9th October 2017

The largest commercial kitchen in the southern hemisphere has opened at Melbourne Airport.

Operated by catering company, Alpha Flight Services, the facility is 11, 000sqm and features four custom blast chillers, a presentation kitchen, bakery, 100-seat cafeteria and a waste treatment plant.

Prior to opening the new kitchen, Alpha Flight Services were already creating meals for 4, 00 flights a month.

Melbourne Airport Chief of Property, Linc Horton, said the new facility could allow for Alpha Flight Services to now make up to 750,000 meals a month.

“We’re pleased to have Alpha Flight Services operate on Melbourne Airport’s doorsteps,” Horton said.

“It’s not only a great fit for the company and our airline customers but also the community surrounding the precinct.”

Gary Chapman, President of dnata, parent company of Alpha Flight Services, said as inbound and outbound travel in Australia continues to see healthy growth, there is opportunity to serve airline customers.

“This investment in the new Melbourne facility reflects our confidence in the market as in the market as well as our continuous commitment to deliver the highest standards in in-flight meals to our airline customers and their passengers,” Chapman said.

Alpha Flight Services was founded in 1982 and today operates 11 commercial kitchens across Australia. The company also provides catering at airports in Europe, the Middle East and the United States.


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