Food Way to Heaven
Ate-eaten and never thought about how to prepare this food and gets on board. UTair called me to their homeland, in Surgut, where 350 meters catering department prepares food for all flights departing from the airport. In general, your meal among the Russian airline UTair only feeds and Aeroflot. The rest of the order catering at the airport, rasfasovyvaya in their own boxes, as does the Siberian S7.
Surgut UTair prepares not only for aircraft passengers, but also for the cafes at the airport and to the hotel with him. So imagine, we are located in Surgut, I am your guide.
The main person in-flight catering UTair - Nikolai.
"Tens of millions of fed passengers a year. More than a thousand people in four airports. And two and a half billion in revenue. He controlled it all from his office here in Surgut. It captures the scale, it inspires them to me. Here's a he - Nikolai. He suddenly exclaims, his favorite: "The passenger is always right!"
Again with love begins about children. How hard they carry. It is much more difficult than pilgrims for Hajj. How to prepare the flight attendants. He is hiding somewhere and comes back with paint and pencils. I give them to my colleague. After all, she had a child.
He noisy and kind. He knows all by name, which is pronounced with love. Here among all combi ovens and stoves reigns completely different atmosphere than in the kitchens of restaurants in Moscow network. Here, as in the movie. And the smell of biscuits. " Where the meal begins, it begins sterile zone. Remove outer clothing, and pack in bathrobes with "input" on the back, shoe covers and caps. Bristly Sergei given mask.
Mat lies in the recess, do not stumble.
The measures I compared a quick change in the dirty zone at Smolensk NPP, where the cabinets we have left all her clothes except his underwear, and dressed in a tight white cotton robes and helmets. Good honeymoon we had!
But back to Surgut. On the ground floor there is a warehouse management products. They are prepared for cooking: wash, cut, cleaned.
Stand refrigeration and thawing chamber.
Yet here comes the dirty dishes in the trucks. Trolleys first washed in a separate cell with an agent, and then more thoroughly cleaned, to fill the new portions.
I found it strange that the meat and fish is cut in the same room.
But when she came to her, smelled the meat. It just cut. Cope with meat - will take up the fish.
The meat and fish shop with a refrigerator, washing and cutting tables. The walls are all tiled, the same requirements apply to operational.
The vegetable shop smells fresh. Just cleaned the carrots!
Working cuisine Patimat cleans potatoes from eyes. He says that in this game a lot of them. The shift through her hands held over a hundred kilograms of potatoes.
Of course, it does not clean hundreds of kilos of hand. This deals with the machine. It is charged with two buckets of root crops, is closed and the drum. Peel rub against abrasive interior of the centrifuge. In watered while cleaning vegetables. At home, I, too, under running water, peel the potatoes. The vertical photograph shows how dirty the water is drained from the machine. Unit itself stands in a kind of bath.
Rise to the second floor. In the premises the right cook, bake sweets and bread. A left packed on cassole, lunch boxes and carts.
Cassole - an aluminum box hot. The lunch boxes are served on board snacks and a cup of parting. The trolley flight attendants carry food on the plane.
In the shift baked rolls up to 1000, which replace the white bread. The dough for them prevents the machine. And the pastries are prepared entirely by hand.
In the kiln, they spend 18 minutes and then immediately sent to the packer.
Meet the chef and his crazy pants!
I'm used to that in the plane always served two diet: meat and fish, was very surprised when I was offered the choice of more and sausages. It is known that the height greatly distorts tastes. For example, on the ground, I do not even remember the existence of tomato juice, when in an airplane I'm starting to feel its taste in the mouth, as the car off the ground. Of course, I took the sausage. And tomato juice.
Go to the packaging. Cassole going in the shop hot dishes, appetizers - cold shop. Vegetables just arrived on the second floor on a special elevator for the products.
Two hours before departure, when it was almost exactly know how many people will sit on the board, start to collect lunch boxes and pack them in the truck, and hot in the containers. Everything is done so quickly that food is not idle. If the plane is delayed for a long time, it is usually known in advance, so collected to the actual time of departure. And if the flight is delayed for half an hour, the packaged products are just standing in a special refrigerator waiting for their boarding.
power set cost by economy class passengers is 130 rubles.
Set sauces, dishes and diet for the business class. UTair We still have an improved economy, the price midway between the business and the economy, in fact: armchair economist, and business services.
Containers for hot dishes.
The carriage with seal and sign the number of servings.
Power shall be run at the actual load. If someone is late, the excess portion is removed from the board. 50 passengers put another set meal. If flies 150 people on board must be 153 portions.
Loaders carry containers and carts to the elevator. But that's not all, the journey of food continues.
At the airport, all strictly. The Security Service is also addressing food.
In this container, the food will go to the airport before the flight. On board it will warm and will be served to each passenger.
Here is such a manual labor!
After the tour, we were treated to every possible dishes prepared cuisine. Whitefish, venison, fruit. Who under the wine, who, under the brandy.
Kulochek similar to khinkali, it is a lemon. His squeeze on the fish without removing it from the fabric to avoid slipping into the hands of the bones and not fall into the bowl. Life hacking for the house! I wrapped around the heads. Finally I tell you some interesting facts.
In the dining room of Surgut Airport employees can not simply eat for $ 100, the money can overeat!
Pasta - 4 rubles, mashed potatoes - 6 rubles cupcake - 8 rubles.
The crew is not allowed before the flight and during eating foods that cause a storm of activity in the stomach. That's one of the diets, put flight attendants and pilots.
And UTair opened additional flights from Ingushetia to Saudi Arabia for Hajj. They pass the night, so that passengers could eat. During the month of Ramadan, devout Muslims must fast from the onset of morning namaz (prayers at dawn) before the evening prayer (at sunset).