A full-length documentary film from Nik Loukas – creator of InFlightFeed.com – will pull back the curtain on how airlines source, prepare and deliver meals to passengers at 35,000 feet. “The Inflight Food Trip” figures to reveal a world that few passengers ever see.
A Kickstarter campaign with a funding goal of $74,000 (65,000 euros) wraps up on May 4. Filming for “The Inflight Food Trip” is set to begin by August 2016 and conclude by October.
Some airlines have dedicated facilities for food preparation and taste-testing, while others have inflight kitchens. Many have professional chefs and strive to source ingredients locally.
No matter how airlines achieve the minor miracle of delivering inflight meals, the fact is that it’s an astonishing operation with many moving parts.
“The Inflight Food Trip” will also dive into the history of airline food, which dates all the way back to 1919.
In 2012, Loukas created InFlightFeed.com as an online guide for passengers who wanted to know more about the food available on various flights.
The site includes blog posts covering his globetrotting culinary adventures, menu and ingredient information, and meal reviews.