ZURICH, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- gategroup, the world's leading independent travel caterer, and Cuisine Solutions, the world's leading provider of sous-vide foods, today announced that they have entered an agreement to partner in the production, distribution and marketing of sous-vide products to airlines, rail operators and other travel industry businesses in North America.
The agreement provides gategroup with certain exclusive rights to market and sell Cuisine Solutions' products into the North American airline and travel industry, and designates Cuisine Solutions as gategroup's exclusive provider of sous-vide products in the region. The partnership will enhance gategroup's delivery of culinary excellence across the North American operations of its Gate Gourmet business while leveraging the distribution network of its Pourshins brand.
Sous-vide, French for "under vacuum," is a cooking technique pioneered by Cuisine Solutions in which food is vacuum-sealed and slow-cooked in water at constant low temperature until it's evenly cooked through. This innovative method, which is used by top chefs in some of the world's finest restaurants, consistently produces excellent flavors and food textures while maintaining the natural integrity of foods.
"This partnership between the world leader in travel catering and the world leader in high quality sous-vide products marks a significant step in the expanded use of high-quality sous-vide products and the growth of Cuisine Solutions," said Felipe Hasselmann, President of Cuisine Solutions.
"We are excited to partner with Cuisine Solutions. Sous-vide products are increasingly recognized by our customers as an excellent solution for providing premium cabin meals with superb textures and flavors consistently across their networks," said Doug Goeke, gategroup Senior Vice President and President of its Airline Solutions North America business.
About Cuisine Solutions
Cuisine Solutions is an industry-leading provider of high-quality prepared sous-vide gourmet entrées, sauces and other menu items for fast-casual and restaurant chains, hotels, airlines, retailers and other food service providers around the globe. Led by an international team of award-winning chefs, using the sous-vide cooking method the company pioneered, Cuisine Solutions supplies to a wide range of world-class food organizations. Cuisine Solutions is headquartered in Alexandria, VA. For more information, visit www.cuisinesolutions.com.
About gategroup/Gate Gourmet
Gate Gourmet is the world's largest independent provider of aviation catering and provisioning services with more than six decades of experience. The company provides 250 million meals a year to more than 270 customers at 120 world-wide airport locations. gategroup brand Pourshins provides fully integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions on a global basis. Both Gate Gourmet and Pourshins are members of gategroup, the leading independent global provider of products, services and solutions related to a passenger's on-board experience. (Visit www.gategroup.com.)
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