UAE's EKFC, US' CSI to build world's largest halal sous vide facility in Dubai

Emirates Flight Catering's joint venture with Cuisine Solutions to result in the UAE’s sole distributor of sous vide products
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(Left to right:) Saeed Mohammed, CEO, Emirates Flight Catering, and Felipe Hasselmann, president and CEOr, Cuisine Solutions Inc.
(Left to right:) Saeed Mohammed, CEO, Emirates Flight Catering, and Felipe Hasselmann, president and CEOr, Cuisine Solutions Inc.

Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and Washington DC-based Cuisine Solutions (CSI) will co-invest in a joint venture to become the UAE’s sole distributor of sous vide products, under the name of Emirates Cuisine Solutions. Phase two of the joint venture will see the establishment of the world’s largest halal sous vide manufacturing facility in Dubai.

Emirates Flight Catering CEO Saeed Mohammed said in a statement: "Today’s announcement is an important milestone for Emirates Flight Catering.

"Our partnership with Cuisine Solutions, a well-recognised and trustworthy brand in the culinary world, allows us to grow as a business and provide top quality products to the hospitality industry."

Cuisine Solutions Inc. president and CEO Felipe Hasselmann added: "Our joint venture will encompass the entire GCC / Africa region.

"We are recognised by the world’s top chefs as the ultimate authority on sous vide and Emirates Flight Catering is the gold standard for onboard dining experiences."

The joint venture will start distributing its quality sous vide products to customers, including airlines, restaurateurs and hospitality providers, in the UAE this September. The food manufacturing facility is expected to be operational in 2022.

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