'Farm to air': Philippines AirAsia sources vegetables from Silang for inflight salads, wraps

‘Farm-to-table’ is a popular dining concept used by restaurants that source ingredients directly from farms. It's an efficient supply system that also assures freshness of ingredients, whether be it vegetables or animal meat.

Now, AirAsia Philippines is ready to take the concept to a different level, specifically to the sky.

Recently, the airline introduced its ‘farm-to-air’ inflight meals as part of its Santan Menu. It features a couple of healthy dishes that uses vegetables sourced directly from a farm in Silang. Since vegetables are highly perishable, the airline is exerting extra effort to ensure its freshness. The moment it leaves the farm, it gets delivered to a facility that packages the produce, then straight to AirAsia's facility and eventually on board. This must be done within five to six hours.

According to AirAsia Philippines head of ancillary business, Karlo Serafin Sanchez, the two dishes currently available are Caesar salad and chipotle chicken wrap. The salad has a plain option (lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, croutons, parmesan cheese, and dressing) and a chicken option at a small additional cost.

During the launch held at Discovery Country Suites in Tagaytay City, AirAsia Philippines also introduced four new items in its menu. As a practice, the airlines introduced new dishes quarterly to complement its standard favorite dishes.

Source: News.abs-cbn.com


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