Etihad Airways’ catering arm has announced that it has been commissioned to prepare and provide meals to those most in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Etihad Airport Services Catering (EAS Catering) is said to have been selected to support initiatives led by various government entities, business organisations and community centres due to its stringent food handling procedures.
“The capabilities of EAS Catering’s in-house food laboratory means we have direct oversight on the effectiveness of COVID-19 safety measures,” said Andrew Caines, General Manager, EAS Catering. “We increased microbiological swabbing of surfaces and hands in order to validate disinfection and hand washing efforts, which are direct indicators of virus viability.”
Since the start of the pandemic, EAS Catering has cooked and delivered over 15,000 meals a day to people self-isolating or under quarantine, frontline medical staff, humanitarian drives and for various businesses across the capital.
EAS Catering is also delivering amenities and providing a laundry service for Etihad employees living in temporary isolation at Masdar City so as to operate essential freighter and repatriation flights. These include loadmasters, cargo agents, pilots and cabin crew.
In addition, Etihad crew living in company provided accommodation and requiring a meal delivery service are also being catered for free of charge.