Qantas Opens Snap Fresh Facility in Brisbane
Sydney, 01 February 2002
Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson and Queensland Premier Peter Beattie today opened Australia's first centralised meal production facility for the airline industry - Snap Fresh.
Snap Fresh is a wholly owned Qantas subsidiary and will produce new meal concepts which will be served to customers on international and domestic routes from next week.
Ms Jackson said the Snap Fresh facility in Crestmead, Brisbane, was one of the most modern meal production centres in the world and part of an international trend in the catering industry to deliver greater quality and consistency.
"What you see at Snap Fresh is the combination of passion and science," she said. "The leading edge technology allows us to maintain quality while meeting the demands of airline catering which requires tens of thousands of meals to be prepared each day. "Our meals taste and look like restaurant quality food before and after they are 'snap' frozen because we use only the freshest produce and they are designed by our leading chefs."
The main difference between traditional inflight meals and Snap Fresh meals - which will be served inflight from 6 February - is they are cooked and rapidly frozen instead of chilled.
Most of the meals produced at Snap Fresh will be for Qantas although the facility will also service airline partners and businesses in the hospitality, health care and mining industries.
Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (2598)