Air Culinaire raises minimum wage to USD 15/hour

Air Culinaire Worldwide has announced its adoption of a minimum hourly wage of USD 15 goes into effect October 1, 2019, the company said.

The wage, which will be effective across the company´s 20 locations in the United States, is twice the federal minimum wage, and is for new hires and current full-time employees.

The rate of USD 15 per hour has commonly been cited as a living wage for businesses to adopt, spearheaded by the Fight for USD 15 movement in recent years. Air Culinaire Worldwide is dedicated to providing an elevated level of service to their clients, so setting up full-time employees with a full benefits package and a new enhanced starting wage enables the in-flight caterer to attract and retain top talent while strengthening the company for future growth.

Air Culinaire Worldwide, a Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. company, serves in-flight catering to hundreds of airport locations across the globe. Since 2000, business and private aviation operators have relied upon the organization. With 23 owned-and-operated kitchens and hundreds of associate catering partners on six continents, business aviation organizations receive the total in-flight catering experience from one resource: