QSAI announces world's top onboard caterers


Announcing the 2016 QSAI Award Winners for Onboard Catering  

QSAI Award Winners, Medina Quality and QSAI Alliance Members, a global roster of major airlines and rail operators, gathered February 22 at a celebration held in Athens, Greece for the announcement of the world’s top onboard caterers of 2016.

Watch highlights from the 2016 Awards Ceremony 

Awards were presented by Alliance Members of the Quality & Safety Alliance Onboard Services Programme (“QSAI”) — a programme developed in collaboration with, and managed by, Medina Quality that monitors and improves the safety and quality of onboard food on behalf of international airlines and railway operators.

With more than 250 onboard catering facilities in the running for awards in 80 countries, a total of nine awards are presented every year to three geographic regions: Asia, Americas, and Middle East/Europe/Africa. In addition to these awards, one caterer will be named recipient of the Platinum Award for Worldwide Excellence. 

Servair  ̶  Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS), received the 2016 Worldwide Platinum Award, in addition to winning the gold award in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region. 

Award winners were recognized for their top marks, in food safety and quality audits at an exclusive gala celebration at the Petreza Estate in Athens, hosted by Medina Quality and QSAI Alliance Members, a global roster of major airlines and rail operators. 

Medina Quality has been conducting audits of onboard caterers since 1983 and developed the QSAI programme in collaboration with its clients. Participating passenger carriers include: Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Eurostar, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Via Rail and Virgin Atlantic Airways. QSAI is the world’s first auditing programme that allows participants to monitor and improve onboard food supplier compliance with internationally recognized standards while sharing programme costs. 

To learn more, visit www.qsaiinternational.com

 Overjoyed Servair Nigeria - LOS wins EMEA Gold & Worldwide Platinum Awards making LSG Sky Chefs - MUC the silver winner for EMEA. Pictured left to right: Rainer Geng, LSG Sky Chefs – MUC; Oliver Barthelmeh, LSG Sky Chefs;  Peter Stauch, LSG Sky Chefs – MUC; Gerard Bourg, Servair Nigeria – LOS; Leye Akingbe, Servair Nigeria – LOS; Adetunji Joseph Ogunremi, Servair Nigeria – LOS; Gaël Lokossou, Servair Nigeria; Lionel Murray, Air Canada

Sylvain Bugeya, Operations Manager, Client Relationship Management for Medina Quality