Travel catering award winners announced

The ceremony was held as part of SIAL Middle East 2016

The winners on stage.
The winners on stage.

The 35th annual Mercury awards took place last week at the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri, Abu Dhabi, recognising the achievements of the regional travel catering industry.

The ceremony was held as part of the seventh annual SIAL Middle East trade exhibition and capped off the opening day. 

Speaking at The Mercurys, SIAL Middle East managing director Joanne Cook said: “The Mercurys continue to be the premier accolade within the travel food industry and remain one of the most sought after awards for those in the airline catering business. The judging panel of independent experts were highly impressed by the innovative products and the advances companies are making in this highly competitive sector.”

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The 2016 winners are:

Category: Airline Meal - Economy
Company: DSI Foods
Title of entry: Chicken Tikka Masala with Pea Pulao & Daal Tadka

Category: Airline Meal – Premium Class
Company: Etihad
Title of entry: Textured Dessert

Category: Service Concept – Economy Class
Company: Qantas
Title of entry: Qantas International Dining Experience

Category: Service Concept – Premium Class
Company: Qatar Airways
Title of entry: Super Food Salad

Category: Food Product - Snack
Company: Monty’s Bakehouse
Title of entry: Chinese BBQ Style Chicken Savoury Pastry

Category: Food Product – Savoury
Company: Source Food – Green Gourmet
Title of entry: Sweet Potato Fries

Category: Food Product – Sweet
Company: AB Klaipedos
Title of entry: Dione Premium Ice Cream Bar

Category: Beverage
Company: Caffe di Artisan
Title of entry: Ultimate Food-Tech Coffee Disruption

Category: Equipment – Production
Company: Ministro Vacuum Flask
Title of entry: Malton

Category: Equipment – Passenger
Company: Faerch Plast
Title of entry: Airline Modular Concept

SIAL Middle East 2016 was inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority. The event took place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from December 5-7 and was organised in strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA).

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