Emirates Adds Exclusive Food and Wine Channels to IFE System
Emirates has launched its own Food and Wine Channels to give customers a behind-the-scenes look at how it creates its onboard menus and works with its global partners.
The channels give an inside look into Emirates’ US $700 million dollar investment in fine wines and its regional and seasonal food menus prepared by award-winning chefs. Both the Emirates Food and Wine Channels can now be viewed on all flights.
The Food Channel showcases the detail that goes into menu development by Emirates Chefs and ingredient sourcing for onboard meals.
Emirates serves about 110 million meals on its flights each year with the same attention to detail in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.
Each episode explores how the airline brings the finest products on board through long standing partnerships worldwide, including local suppliers and artisans.
The first two episodes take the viewer to Umbria, Italy, where Emirates purchases its olive oil from Monte Vibiano and to Sri Lanka to understand how the Dilmah tea is selected to be served on board.
The episodes also feature some recipes from its regionally inspired onboard menus so customers can recreate Emirates’ signature Prawn Machbous, or learn how to make a classic crepe at home. The recipes can also be found on emirates.com.
The Food Channel was launched with two episodes and more episodes will be added next year.
Over 170 Emirates aircraft are equipped with Live TV. Wi-Fi is available on over 99% of the airline's fleet and customers across all cabins can enjoy 20mb of free data.