Airplane Food, Reimagined


Chef360 lets diners sample world cuisine at home

Chef360 has expanded its catering services to include an “in-flight” experience for Upstate locals interested in sampling global cuisine without ever leaving home.

The idea for In-Flight Dinners with Chef 360 Catering followed a previous event of the company involving tourists, said Executive Chef Peter Collins, owner of 360 Catering and Events.

The full-service event will cater to groups ranging from 12 to as many as 200, he said. The clients can select countries they want to “fly” to while Chef360 creates a series of meals centered on those locales.

The event is designed to provide an around-the-world experience without ever leaving the ground, Collins said.

The event kicks off as passengers (clients) start their trip as members of a boarding party at Chef360’s event space near the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer, he said. The passengers then board the Chef360 “plane” – two rows of tables set up like an airplane aisle – as Chef Collins directs the plane to various countries and stewardesses serve the food.

Once Chef Collins turns off the “Fasten Seatbelt” sign and the flight ends, passengers will be allowed to move around the kitchen for dessert.

Collins said based on the desires of the clients, the idea is to create an international feel for the food.

Potential clients can either provide the event space themselves or utilize the Kitchen Studio 360 near the airport, he said. “We see this as a fun and unique twist on the traditional seated dinner that matches well with the flavor of the Upstate.”

Chef360 has identified corporate events designed for team building as an ideal demographic for the event, Collins said.

Bachelor and bachelorette parties are also ideal for the event, but anyone interested in sampling cuisines from around the world can use this unique experience, he said.


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