Kitchen by Mike at Sydney Airport wins FAB Awards
· Kitchen by Mike awarded Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year in the 2018 FAB (food and beverage) Awards
· Awards acknowledge world-class excellence and innovation in food and beverage offerings
· First to Australian airport concept headed by Australian chef, Mike McEnearney
Kitchen by Mike at Sydney Airport has been awarded Airport Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year in the 2018 FAB (food and beverage) Awards held in Helsinki, Finland.
The FAB Awards, a partnership between The Moodie Davitt Report and sister title The Foodie Report, are the world’s only airport-specific food and beverage awards, reflecting the best in travel-related food and beverage operations worldwide.
The first to Australian airport concept, headed by internationally renowned Australian chef, Mike McEnearney, features a gourmet menu with seasonal produce by local Australian suppliers.
Designed to address the limitations in healthier in-flight food options, the concept is based on Mike’s difficulty in finding healthy, wholesome meals at the airport that his family could take on board.
For those on the go, Mike has created Fly by Mike carry on tray-packs exclusively for passengers departing T1 International.
Passengers can select from classic Kitchen by Mike salads and roast vegetables; light meat and fish dishes; homemade cakes and puddings and seasonal fruit to enjoy a healthy meal, despite being 35,000 feet in the air.
Mike recently extended his relationship with the airport by opening Kitchen by Mike Express at T1 International in the casual dining precinct before security – a speedy spin on his original concept.
Sydney Airport General Manager Retail Glyn Williams said gaining recognition for Kitchen by Mike at the 2018 FAB Awards reinforces Sydney Airport’s retail re-set – delivering the very best in global and local offerings to suit the evolving passenger demographic.
“We’re thrilled that Kitchen by Mike has been awarded Airport Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year in the 2018 FAB Awards, the unique concept is something we’re very proud of as we transform the dining portfolio across the airport and create a great experience for customers,” Mr Williams said.
Sydney Airport was also shortlisted at the recent DFNI Global Awards 2018 for the ‘Airport with most supportive approach to travel retail’. Sydney Airport was the only Australian airport to receive a nomination in the same category as Singapore Changi Airport and Heathrow Airport.
About Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport is Australia’s gateway airport, serving more than 43.3 million passengers a year and connecting Sydney to a network of over 100 international, domestic and regional destinations.
Located just eight kilometres from the city centre, Sydney Airport contributes $38 billion in economic activity a year, equivalent to 6.8 percent of the NSW economy. Sydney Airport is a major employer in NSW, generating more than 338,500 direct and indirect jobs, equivalent to 10.1 percent of NSW employment. Some 30,900 of these jobs are at the airport itself.
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