Kosher Arabia, a joint venture between Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and CCL Holdings, has opened a modern catering facility in Dubai that has become one of the first registered and certified producers of kosher food in the UAE. The company has an initial team of 20 dedicated culinary professionals, all of whom have been trained in the preparation, handling and serving of kosher food, for the aviation, hospitality and events sectors, including the Dubai Expo 2020, across the Gulf region.
The Kosher Arabia facility, located in Dubai World Central (DWC), has the capacity to produce more than 2,000 meals a day. Kosher food has been increasing in popularity over recent years, partly due to it being widely considered a healthy option in terms of both ingredients and preparation methods. EKFC expects that demand for kosher food in the UAE and region will also grow quickly.
Kosher Arabia is certified by the Kashrut Division of the Orthodox Union (OU) which works in partnership with the South African Union of Orthodox Synagogues (UOS) to provide the highest level of excellence in kosher certification to Kosher Arabia. The company also uses certified suppliers for ingredients, and every step of the procurement process is audited to ensure hygiene levels and maintenance of the cold chain.
The facility has been designed with a focus on environmental sustainability, taking advantage of EKFC’s infrastructure, equipment and best practices, using energy-efficient technologies, recycling waste where appropriate, and offering eco-friendly packaging.