In this day and age, I’m ashamed to say this is my first blog post. No worries, though, because I get to write about one of my favorite topics (yes, I need to get out more). EATS is Delta’s new onboard purchase program. Hopefully, most of you have tried at least something from the menu on our flights. If not, here’s a little about it…
EATS is an opportunity for Delta to offer a consistent, high-quality product to our Coach Class customers. The first thing we did pre-launch was talk to you about what types of food should be included and what characteristics were important. We heard you loud and clear:
1. The food must taste good
2. We want healthier options
As we review our menu items both internally and with Chef Todd English, we look at the quality of the offering to ensure that we are using the right ingredients. An example of our commitment to use high-quality, tasty ingredients is our relationship with Earthbound Farm. We use only their organic greens in our salads and menu items. We also make a number of the sauces and marinades used in Todd’s recipes from scratch in our catering kitchens. (By the way, what a fantastic chef and great guy!)
Our most popular selections on the menu are the fruit and cheese plate and our sandwiches. So far, we’ve had Chicken Caprese, Roast Beef Steak Cobb, and Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches (currently offered) onboard. I always enjoy Todd’s signature items as they are rarely mainstream dishes and provide a unique look at the chef’s personality.
My favorite of the selections we’ve had onboard so far has to be the Hummus. Todd created this dish exclusively for us, and it’s unbelievable! Check it out on the menu cover (click image for full menu). We’re talking marinated chick peas, pita chips spread with an amazing olive tapenade, carrots and celery sticks, radish wedges, and a pepperoncini pepper.
Now that I’ve finished writing this, I’m starving. Thanks for taking some time to check out our blog. Next time, I’ll have news about our beverage selection. It’s about to get a lot more interesting!
What snack items do you typically take with you on flights? Feel free to share your favorite EATS menu items as well.
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