KARACHI - Etihad Airways announced an exclusive partnership with Abu Dhabi Organics Farms to supply fresh organic produce for its inflight First Class dining menus, says a press release.
The airline will be sourcing fresh organic produce daily from the expansive farm . The farm’s production meets highest international quality standards and follows best practice of sustainable farming. A range of fresh food products, from eggs to vegetables to honey, will be served onboard.
Etihad Airways First Class Chefs, who are already serving up restaurant-quality dishes to order as part of the newly-unveiled First Class Mezoon Grille menu, will begin to incorporate these fresh ingredients in their onboard service. Plans to launch the farm-to-table concept across all cabin classes are currently underway.
Abu Dhabi Organics Farms was established in 1997 by Khalid Al Shamsi, an Emirati national passionate about organic living. Sitting on more than 55 hectares of land, featuring both greenhouses and outside fields, the farm grows a wide range of vegetables and fruits from around the world, as well as raising livestock such as camels, cows, chickens and goats. The farm also offers daily fieldtrips to educate children on the importance of natural organic food, sustainability and recycling, allowing them to experience first-hand how the desert has been turned into fertile land.