Airports Authority of India (AAI) has recently launched a first of its kind airport kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art-facilities at the Chennai International Airport. This unique and mammoth kitchen is fully equipped with the latest applications, high-end equipment, and cutting-edge technology. Spread across approximately 15000 sq. ft., it will be operated and managed by Travel Food Services (TFS).
Arvind Singh, Chairman, Airports Authority of India commented, “We are notably pleased to originate one of India’s largest first-of-its-kind airport kitchens at the Chennai international airport. AAI is obliged to make World Class technology and innovation. The kitchen is an affirmation of this progress. With the latest equipment, automation technology and processes in place, we are looking at assisting an ever-increasing customer base with better service, skills, speed, and the highest quality standards. We are thrilled that our human touch on the ground has also seen growth with Speech and Hearing."
The kitchen brings international standards to India, whilst completely adhering to FSSAI norms. The modern and expansive kitchen houses thirteen cold storage facilities, with the total capacity of over 20,000 liters, food automation machines for frying, grilling, roasting and so on; high capacity ventilation equipment, and elevators to name a few.
AAI and TFS are extremely particular about consistently maintaining high quality and hygiene standards, thus, the kitchen also includes key processes like — segregation of dairy, fruits, and vegetables, and butchery post receiving them, vegetable washing and sanitization of fruits and vegetables (especially perishable ones), and all quality checks, stringently conducted by various departments at various stages of food production.