Did you know that this airline offers "Paddock to Plate" in-flight dining?
We’re all familiar with the concept of “paddock to plate” dining in restaurants and local cafes, but did you know that Singapore Airlines has taken this practice to to the skies? According to the airline, it is their vision to provide meals for consumers with sustainable fare, that are made from ingredients of the highest quality.
What makes this initiative more interesting is that the ingredients used in the meals are sourced from the local farms in several of the countries that the airlines flies to. The fish that are served in-flight are sourced from fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council for sustainable fishing practices.
In Singapore, the airline is also partnering with the Kranji Countryside Association, which is a non-profit organisation that promotes local agriculture and the building of the country’s agriculture industry. The carrier’s International Culinary Panel (ICP) of famous chef will create inflight menus using more sustainable, locally sourced ingredients such as cherry tomatoes, pumpkins, green beans, and lettuce.
The new menus were initially introduced to Singapore Airlines’ first class Suites last year, and they have been progressively made available to customers in business, premium economy and economy.
Since the carrier is sourcing produce from destinations that it is flying to, buying locally means a boost for the local economy and dealing directly with the farmers cuts out the middle man and ensures they get good returns for their product. Organic produce is also available more often as a result of sourcing it from multiple destinations as it does not have to travel long distances before it reaches the diner.
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