Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud that Emirates Flight Catering has been recognised many times over the years for the quality of our in-flight catering services but we don’t rest on our laurels. Every award drives us to improve and develop even better products and services.
  1. IFSA Annual Chef's Competition Chef of the Year 2015 - Ajay Rana

    The annual International Flight Services Association title for Best In-Flight Executive Chef - Awarded by the International Flight Services Association (IFSA)

  2. Airline Caterer of the Year 2015 - PAX International Readership Award

    Awarded for the Middle East and North Africa region

  3. Air India Award 2014

    For exceptional support to Air India’s operation at Dubai International Airport since its inception.

  4. British Safety Council International Safety Award Winner 2014

    Received for an exceptional level of health, safety and environmental performance, and the effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

  5. Cathay Pacific Outstanding Performance and Service Excellence Award 2014

    Awarded for service excellence in the Catering Performance Recognition Programme

  6. Korean Air Best Caterer Award 2014

    Awarded for the category of long-haul service caterer

  7. Swiss International Airlines Top Performer of the Year 2014

    Awarded “Top Performer of the Year” in 2014 amongst 27 international caterers having achieved the highest Service Level Agreement results for the year

  8. Malaysia Airlines Certificate of Recognition for On-Time Performance 2014

    Awarded for commendable on-time performance servicing Malaysia Airlines flights

  9. Chief Steward of the Year 2014 - David D'Souza

    Annual Caterer Middle East Awards from the MENA region - Caterer Middle East Awards

  10. Pastry Chef of the Year 2014 Finalist - Yana Murashova

    Caterer Middle East Awards

  11. IFSA Annual Chef's Competition Chef of the Year 2014 - Haiko Michael Schaefer

    The annual International Flight Services Association title for Best In-Flight Executive Chef - Awarded by the International Flight Services Association (IFSA)

  12. Steward of the Year 2014 - David D'Souza

    Annual Caterer Middle East Awards from the MENA region. - Caterer Middle East Awards

  13. OHSAS 18001:2007

    The Safety Management System of Emirates Flight Catering has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 - SGS Gulf Limited

  14. ISO 17025 2005

    Laboratory Accreditation Award for Emirates Flight Catering’s own microbiological lab, where in 2013 nearly 10,000 ready-to-eat food samples were tested. - Awarded by Dubai Municipality

  15. "Overall Excellence in Safety for Stakeholder" award

    Dubai Airports Health, Safety and Environment Excellence Awards, 28 February 2013 - Dubai Airports Health, Safety and Environment Excellence Awards

  16. Aviation Business

    Aviation Awards 2012 - Technology Implementation of the Year

  17. Arab Technology Award 2011

    Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Implementation of the Year

  18. The Mercurys 2011 International Travel Catering Association (ITCA)

    Category Two winner, ‘Healthier Cooking'

  19. Network World Middle East Awards 2010

    Emirates Flight Catering IT Department - Best Practices in Networking

  20. Safety Projects International Inc. (Canada)

    5 Star Grading 2010

  21. Kitchen Team of the Year 2009

    Emirates Flight Catering EKFC1 - Caterer Middle East Awards

  22. 2009 CIO Top 20 Middle East Award

    Emirates Flight Catering IT Department - Arun Tewary

  23. Award for Excellence 2008

    British Airways

  24. Caterer of the Year 2008

    Delta Air Lines

  25. Best Caterer Award 2007

    Malaysian Airlines

  26. ISO 9001:2008 Certification

    Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC1) - SGS Gulf

  27. Merit Award

    for maintaining, continually improving and implementing QMS: ISO 9001 since March 2002 - SGS Gulf

  28. ISO 9001:2008 Certification - Emirates Flight Catering F&B Division (Dubai International Airport)

    Certification (Lounges at Concourse 1 [T1], Concourse 2 [T3] and Non-DIA outlets) - SGS Gulf

  29. ISO 9001:2008 Certification

    Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC2) - SGS Gulf

  30. SGS Gulf Merit Award 2002

    For maintaining, continually improving and implementing QMS: ISO 9001 since March 2002

  31. ISO 9000 Certification awarded in 1999

    Emirates Flight Catering was the first airline catering unit in the Middle Eastern region to achieve ISO 9000 certification for Quality Management Systems