Houston company breaks into inflight catering at IAH
Abby’s Aircraft Catering is catering the Turkish Airlines’ Houston based flight TK34 with a scheduled service from Bush Intercontinental Airport to Istanbul.
The core business of Abby’s Aircraft Catering has been focused on private in-flight dining, catering to the Fortune 500 companies with clients such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Phillips66. This is the first commercial airline contract for Abby’s Catering.
Passengers on the flight will be served dinner, snack and breakfast. The menu cycle with Turkish Airlines will change every 30 days. Selections for economy and business classes are reflective to Turkish flavors and will be able to accommodate any dietary restriction as well.
“We are very excited and pleased about this partnership which will showcase Abby’s capabilities in setting a new standard for aviation customers. Our teams have worked closely to ensure food quality and safety for these passengers traveling onboard one of the best airlines in the world.” said CEO, Greg den Herder of Abby’s Catering, in yesterday's announcement.
Abby’s Catering was founded in 1980 and acquired in 1988 by current ownership, Amber Green Corporation. Core business focuses is private and corporate aviation industry in the greater Houston area with divisions such as corporate aviation, corporate catering, retail delicatessen, and on-site cafeteria food services management. In March, the company announced it was adding 4,200 square feet to its operations to accommodate expansion into commercial airline catering. The company has since taken delivery of high-lift catering trucks from Mallaghan.