Eating at 35,000 feet has a somewhat dodgy reputation. Trays full of frigid food – or meals so overheated they burn your mouth – are anticipated more to dull the boredom of the long-haul flight than for any expected pleasure from the meal. I have lost count of the number of chicken curries I have eaten from a foil container. Those whose purse enables them to travel by private jet do not share these disappointments of mass catering with their fellow citizens. Luckily for them, their food derives from quite a different kitchen – that of On Air Dining, a company providing catering for executive and private aviation. Now, courtesy of sister company,One Fine Dine, the very best of in-flight dining can be enjoyed on terra firma. One Fine Dine is an elite at-home catering service that delivers gourmet meals to your home. CEO Daniel Hulme writes that this cuisine has been served to heads of state, global business leaders and celebrities. Now I get to eat it in my garden.
Each dish took minutes to prepare and using the guide provided I was able to create some beautiful plates of food while not spending an age in the kitchen.
Overall, the whole experience was outstanding, from the service on delivery, the detail of thought given to the customer, to the outstanding quality of food. The entire evening was an absolute joy and for anyone looking for a fine dining home experience I would highly recommend One Fine Dine.
Meal-kit advertisements paint a pretty picture: unwrapped vegetables spill out of cardboard boxes like a Thanksgiving cornucopia and an attractive couple holds a single recipe booklet together in their high-end, high-spec kitchen.
...change may be coming. In much of the first world, pandemic-related restrictions are easing and people are gradually going out to eat. The subscription-based service model, offering perfectly portioned ingredients for a full meal at home, is going to face a stern test. Is there still money to be made? Will there be a shake-out in the industry?
Sean Russell and his housemate had a One Fine Dine food box at home and found that perhaps this could be the answer to bad food at dinner parties – why not have a luxury, professionally cooked meal instead?
Daniel Hulme set up One Fine Dine in 2020 after spending years catering for private-jet flights, with the intention of delivering intricate, top-end dishes around London (and just outside) – they would simply need a little tweaking and heating before plating up.
When it comes to preparing home-cooking kits for any and all occasions, One Fine Dine are the absolute masters. Having started life preparing food for private jet flights, they have now turned their considerable skills to home entertainment, and when served at an altitude of just 3ft, their meals are even better.
With a background in private jets, chef and entrepreneur Daniel Hulme believes the fine dining experience can be recreated anywhere with a few tricks and plenty of preparation. His newest venture One Fine Dine is evidence, bringing amuse bouche, confit duck and perfectly rare beef wellington to your kitchen with a fraction of the effort.
Daniel Hume is the founder of One Fine Dine, a London based fine dining concept that offers a unique experience for gourmands to enjoy in their homes. The service delivers freshly prepared and pre-cooked exquisite dishes (that require less than a 15 minute reheat), along with step-by-step instructions to ensure each dish is plated to the highest standard, giving diners the chance to play MasterChef in their own home. Discover more about the concept and the talented Chef turned successful business man.
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