Sunday, 25 September 2016

Catering Business is Raking in Money Thanks to Alcohol Policy:

KOCHI: The setup of the liquor insurance plan may have incurred a huge loss to the state's tourism industry, but ironically it has helped bring cheers to the wedding caterers business community.
Caterers say there has been a significant increase in home gatherings and late evening home parties, following a government ban on offering liquor along with food in three star and two restaurants.

"People these days organize small party with family members or colleagues. Here alcohol goes freely along with food. We get many such party catering orders, inch said Abhishek Nair, overseer of chateau & Make Caterers. He said people surviving in Kochi have no choice but to plan these gatherings at their homes which has recently been going on for a year.

"Also, a relatively small gatherings of say 15-20 people prefer to order food from caterers, band rather than restaurants. Also, after their day jobs people don't have time or energy to serve large crowds anymore, " said Sajeevan CB, secretary of All Kerala Caterers Connection (AKAA).

He said there were a significant difference between the food that caterers, band make and food made in restaurants. "Caterers take special care to provide quality food, " Sajeevan said.

For instance, take those case of Masala Box, a Kochi-based food technology startup that gives you food boxes to specialists who rather eat cooked food.

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Friday, 29 January 2016

The World's Best Airline Caterers to be Announced

Every year, quality certification master Medina Quality names the best in-flight food providers in the business at a function festivity exhibited by a worldwide program of significant aircrafts that take an interest in the Quality and Safety Alliances In-Flight Services (QSAI). 

Displayed by Medina Quality, the QSAI honors recognize the top providing food organizations from over the globe out of a list of more than 220 cooking offices from more than 50 nations. 

"Today we are satisfied to declare the main 9 finalists," says Matthew Brown, Operations Manager - Client Relationship Management of Medina Quality - the organization in charge of conveying the QSAI program. "In March, the general victor will be delegated, alongside the top offices in the Americas, Asia, and Europe/Middle East/Africa." 

A year ago's Platinum Award for Worldwide Excellence - the most elevated honor generally speaking - went to LSG Sky Chefs in Munich, Germany, interestingly. The current year's candidate rundown is the freshest ever - 33% of the offices show up on the rundown interestingly. Be that as it may, will Munich effectively guard its position as the world's best? 

"Medina Quality planned the QSAI system to permit carriers to screen and enhance the quality and security of suppers gave by their cooks to guarantee they are ceaselessly meeting the guidelines of their clients" says Matthew Brown. "The QSAI Excellence Awards perceive the devotion these food providers have towards ensuring the wellbeing and fulfillment of travelers and team." 

Members in the QSAI Program incorporate Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, All Nippon Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Via Rail Canada. If you are looking for catering services in Chennai, Call 099620 99785

The chosen people during the current year's gold, silver, bronze and platinum grants are: 


Kansai Inflight Catering Co. Ltd. - KIX (Kansai Airport, Osaka, Japan) 

Oberoi Flight Services - DEL (Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India) 

Delta Airlines Narita Flight Kitchen - NRT (Narita Airport, Tokyo) 


LSG Sky Chefs – MUC (Munich Airport, Germany) 

Saudi Airlines Catering - DMM (King Fahd International Airport, Dammam, Saudi Arabia) 

Servair Nigeria – LOS (Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria) 


Entryway Gourmet – GYE (Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador) 

LSG Sky Chefs – EZE (Ministro Pistarini Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina) 

Entryway Gourmet Canada – YYC (Calgary International Airport, Canada) 

The champs will be declared on March second amid an Excellence Awards Ceremony at the Ritz-Carleton Hotel in Montreal. The current year's celebration is an arrival home following four years of occasions held at select areas around the globe. 

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Railways starts e-catering at 2 TN stations

  Pantry cars and food vendors at stations and trains may be a thing of the past as railways has introduced e-catering for all trains through which passengers will be able to order and have food delivered to their berths.

Named 'Food on Tracks' the facility will now be available at 45 stations, including Chennai Central and Madurai in Southern Railway. In a sign of things to come, travellers who are ready to pay premium price for quality food will be able to order muffins, burgers, sandwich, rotis and curries and other dishes and get them delivered to their seats. Three brands - Ratna Cafe, Dominos Pizza and Travel Food Services - have been roped in for Chennai. 

The facility was launched in September for trains that did not have pantry cars. The railways has now extended it to all trains that start at and pass through the selected stations. Passengers can order food online or from a call centre. 

A senior official said railways has already cut down on the use of pantry cars and are focusing on loading food at enroute stations for trains. "We have been trying to replace pantry cars so that more passenger coaches can be added to trains. The cost of running a pantry car is also high," he added. 

Friday, 13 November 2015

IRCTC e-catering: Now order pizza, burger to your train berth

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a pilot project of a ‘station-based e-catering’ service allowing passengers to order meals as per their choice, which will be delivered at stations from popular private caterers.

In the first phase of the project, all trains passing through 45 specified railway stations, including nine in the east zone, namely Howrah, Sealdah, Guwahati, New Jalpaiguri, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Kharagpur and Mughalsarai have been named.

The other stations under this project are namely, New Delhi, Allahabad, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Varanasi, Chennai Central, Mumbai Central, Delhi, Bangalore city, Madurai, Amritsar, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Chandigarh, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Jaipur, Bilaspur, Anand Vihar, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Ludhiana, Secunderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Chennai Egmore, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Thrisur, Yasvantpur, Nagpur, Pune, Agra Cantt, Gwalior, Jhansi, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara.

“Station-based e-catering will be only for stations and not on moving trains. The service will allow passengers to either order meals online at or by calling 0120-2383892-99/ 1800-1034-139 (toll free) or by sending SMS Meal to 139 with details of PNR and seat number and the meals will be delivered at their berth,” IRCTC group General Manager, East Zone Debashis Chandra told PTI.

Besides food from IRCTC-managed food plazas and fast food units, reputed food chains like McDonald’s, KFC, Switz Foods, Only Alibaba, Dominos, Haldiram, Bikanerwala, Nirualas, Sagar Ratna, Pizza Hut which have a wide variety in menu have entered into a tie-up with IRCTC to serve the passengers passing through these stations.
“On receiving the meals, passengers have an option of making payment online or through cash on delivery mode,” Chandra said, adding, the delivery of food would be made through authorised persons. If you are looking for Caterers in chennai, Call 9962099785 / 9884477695

“We have a dedicated call centre for this entire facility which is functioning from 6 AM to 10 PM,” he said.

Talking about cancellation of orders, Chandra said, “They will also have an option to cancel their order two hours before reaching the station where the meals are scheduled to be delivered to them. In cases passengers have made online payment for their order, the amount will be refunded after deducting a cancellation charge.”
On food prices, Chandra said, “Food prices are to be market-driven but we are focused that the food items supplied are hygienically packaged in eco-friendly, bio-degradable take-away packets and usage of plastic for packaging must be minimal if not totally eliminated. In fact, we will conduct regular checks of stations to ensure that meals items are provided to the passengers.”

It was learnt, that alongside e-catering, IRCTC was offering meals from “Jan Ahaar” (budget food), food plazas and fast food units.
This pilot project will be continued till end of March next year after which a review will be conducted on the performance, he said.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Largest Kitchens Of India: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.’s (IRCTC) central kitchen is one of the largest kitchens of India. IRCTC has its central kitchen in Noida, Uttar Pradesh that works round the clock in order to provide a hygienic, competitively priced and affordable meals to both rail passengers as well as corporate clients. This state-of-the-art food factory has an optimum capacity of about 25000 meals per day at Sector-64 Noida.

Currently, IRCTC  is operating major Base Kitchens at New Delhi and Howrah railway stations and Mini Base Kitchens at Patna and Ahmedabad. The one in Noida is fully automated and has all the latest equipment.

The four-storey facility makes 10,000 meals and 6,000 snack packets for trains and cater to PSUs, MNCs, BPOs and several educational institutions in and around Noida. Around 120 workers work in two shifts between 11 pm to 6 pm for the next day to supply the ever-increasing orders.

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Friday, 4 September 2015

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation: Shop with IRCTC RuPay card

Now passengers can do shopping by using the IRCTC RuPay prepaid card as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has expanded its range of service.

Now passengers can do shopping by using the IRCTC RuPay prepaid card as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has expanded its range of service.
IRCTC Union Bank Prepaid Card was launched in collaboration with the Union Bank of India and the National Payment Corporation of India in May.
Till now, the card is used only for rail bookings.  

The services are now being extended to allow payment at merchant locations like restaurants, malls and also for online shopping as we have got the necessary permission for expansion of the service, IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director, A K Manocha said.
The card allows for easy transactions on the railway booking website, with the first five transactions each month offered free of transaction charges, and an attractive rewards point system on every transaction. People seek bismi catering services in chennai

“The IRCTC Union Bank Prepaid Card has already notched up 7,000 users since its launch, and the number of prospective users is showing an upward trend,” Manocha said.
A PSU of the Railway Ministry, IRCTC had recently tied up with Amazon, a leading e-commerce company, to offer its customers the online shopping opportunities in addition to its regular travel ticket booking and hotel accommodation booking services.

“The IRCTC Union Bank Prepaid Card will further expand the online shopping preferences of our patrons, besides online rail ticketing,” Manocha said.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Shahid Kapoor's wedding: 10 things you need to know

Shahid Kapoor's parents Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak are already in the capital for their son's wedding to Mira Rajput.

Tinsel Town and all Shahid Kapoor's fans are all geared up for one of the biggest weddings this year. The actor is tying the knot with Delhi-based girl Mira Rajput on July 7, and one could spot Shahid's parents Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak make their way to an upscale Gurgaon hotel in the National Capital Region on Sunday (July 5).

As Shahid and Mira get ready to say 'I do', here's a low-down on all you need to know:
1. Venue: After the Chattarpur home wedding, Shahid, Mira and their parents will make their way to the Gurgaon hotel for the after-party.
2. No Greece, No Bachelors': Shahid Kapoor's tight work schedule prevented him from hosting a bachelor's bash in Greece. The wedding, too, it had earlier been speculated, was to take place in the European country. However, owing to work issues, the actor had to give it a miss.
3. Bridal Shower: Mira's bridal shower-cum-bachelorette-party had taken place at her Chattarpur home earlier this year. Shahid was a part of the festivities.
4. Wedding Invite: The invitation card for Shahid-Mira's wedding had made its way to social media a couple of days back. Crafted in off-white and green colours, the card was a visual delight of sorts.
5. Only Family, Please: Pre-wedding ceremonies like the Sangeet and Mehendi is a family- and close friends-only affair.

6. High on Spirituality: The leader of Radha Soami Satsang Beas will also be present at the wedding to bless the couple. Both Shahid and Mira's families are members of the religious group, and it is there that the two had met.
7. Vegetarian Food: The menu for the wedding will be a vegetarian one, given the fact that both Shahid and Mira's families, and several people in attendance are members of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas. For the after-party, however, a lavish spread with dishes from both Indian and Continental cuisines will be on offer.
8. Paan, too: Apart from the food, various kinds of Jaipuri paan will also be part of the menu for the evening.
9. Wardrobe Details: While Shahid's wardrobe has been designed by his friend, designer Kunal Rawal, the task of crafting Mira's trousseau was Anamika Khanna's.
10. For Friends: After the wedding in Delhi, the newlyweds will fly to Mumbai, where a grand reception is planned for July 12. Shahid's film industry colleagues will be part of the celebrations.

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