Four celebrated local chefs teams up with SSP America to open Manufactory Food Hall at San Francisco International Airport

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four celebrated San Francisco chefs—Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson of Tartine, Gabriela Cámara of Cala, and Pim Techamuanvivit of Kin Khao—are teaming up with SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide to further enhance the airport dining portfolio of San Francisco International Airport. Opening Summer 2018 in SFO’s International Terminal, the Manufactory Food Hall will be a collaboration among these like-minded chefs who are inspired by one another’s creative instincts and are united in their mission to bring healthy, sophisticated, approachable food to an ever-wider audience. The project brings together three world-class women chefs and will offer international travelers fresh, inventive foods and cocktails as well as must-have pantry items.  All of the offerings will be made with seasonal ingredients sourced directly from the same local farms, ranches, and fisheries they tap for their San Francisco restaurants. 

Renowned for the creativity, innovation, and vibrancy of its food scene, there is no better city to welcome a chef-driven concept created for the modern traveler than San Francisco. Manufactory Food Hall will include three distinct fast-casual dining experiences, grab-and-go stations, a full-service bar, and a retail component showcasing beloved Bay Area products. 

Robertson and Prueitt will present a full-service concept inspired by their Mission District restaurant, Tartine Manufactory, and iconic bakery, Tartine. The seasonal menu will be based on popular Manufactory offerings including warm sandwiches, fresh salads and soups, as well as a full bar serving cocktails from all three concepts. A Tartine Bakery pastry counter will showcase signature handcrafted baked goods, including the beloved morning buns, seasonal tarts, and other viennoiseries. Tartine will offer diners the opportunity to enjoy a sit-down meal, as well as plenty of options for travelers with less time on their hands. Within the Manufactory Food Hall, Tartine’s Coffee Manufactory will be featured, with a full coffee bar, grab-and-go coffee, espresso based beverages and whole beans. Led by coffee industry veteran Chris Jordan, much of the Coffee Manufactory’s philosophy is the same as Tartine’s with a focus on sourcing fresh and seasonal ingredients from coffee farmers. 

“When presented with the opportunity to create this concept, we said we would only do it if we got to enlist colleagues who share our creative approach and philosophy,” says Prueitt of the decision to work with Cámara and Techamuanvivit.  “We are really excited to collaborate with close friends, bringing together some of the best ingredients California has to offer to international travelers.”

Drawing inspiration from her Civic Center taqueria, chef/owner Cámara will offer an elevated take on the foods of her native Mexico City.  As with Cala and Contramar, this concept will demonstrate Cámara’s commitment to using local produce and sustainable seafood. Menu highlights will include breakfast tortas, all day tacos and tostadas such as those popular at Civic Center’s Tacos Cala, and main course salads.

Chef/owner Pim Techamuanvivit of Michelin-starred Kin Khao will present a taste of her native Thailand using seasonal ingredients from local farms. The menu will offer an array of dishes that include rice bowls, noodles, salads, and grilled meats as well as tempting, satisfying vegan and sweet choices. All of the dishes are conceived with a special focus on portability, so that they can be enjoyed in place or taken on board for later. A small pantry counter will offer select ingredients and cookwares perfect for travelers looking to take a taste of Kin Khao home with them.

With the diversity of offerings to be found at Manufactory Food Hall, the journey will begin even before lift-off.

SOURCE: SSP The Food Travel Experts


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Paradies Lagardère to bring Limon Rotisserie at San Francisco International Airport in 2018

Local favorite to greet residents and visitors at the airport next year

ATLANTA, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, announced today (June 06, 2017) its first restaurant at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Limon Rotisserie is slated to open in Terminal 3 food court in the first quarter of 2018.

Since 2002, Limon Rotisserie has offered San Francisco locals and visitors delicious Peruvian cuisine and a modern approach to casual dining. Founded by the Castillo brothers, Antonio, Eduardo, and Martin, Limon Rotisserie is still a family-owned business to this day. Limon Rotisserie currently has two locations in San Francisco, one in Burlingame and one in Walnut Creek, with a future restaurant planned for Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii.The Castillo family will bring its fresh ingredients, original recipes, and unique dishes prepared with contemporary flair to passengers at SFO.


“Paradies Lagardère seeks out restaurateurs with successful brands to partner with to entice airports and travelers in a variety of ways, including bringing the familiar quality, taste and atmosphere of a favorite local restaurant into an airport,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “Limon Rotisserie is an exciting, vibrant restaurant that offers marinated free-range chicken that is slowly cooked oven over an open flame in a rotisserie oven that is displayed for the guests to see. The flavor is amazing! We’re happy to introduce such a great dining concept to SFO for passengers to enjoy, and thrilled to open our first restaurant at the airport.”

Additional details:

Limon Rotisserie will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to busy passengers at SFO. Breakfast offerings will include Empanada Tempreaneras with ham, egg and cheese. Limon’s famous rotisserie chicken will be available for lunch and dinner, along with Polli – Papas, crispy pieces of chicken, papas fritas topped with aji amarillo huacatay, mustard aioli, and parmesan cheese, and Chicharron de Pollo, chicken marinated in soy sauce, garlic, aji Amarillo, and salsa criolla.

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in Food and Beverage. The USA Today 10Best Awards recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining two years in a row. Bar Symon, at Pittsburgh International Airport, also earned a spot in the top five for the USA Today 10Best awards for Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Bar Waitstaff.


Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843

Source: Paradies Lagardère

DFS Group granted the Whisky Ambassador Venue Accreditation at San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Group, in partnership with The Whisky Ambassador and 15PL Limited, has established DFS, San Francisco International Airport as the first-ever travel retailer in North America to be granted the Whisky Ambassador Venue Accreditation. The Whisky Ambassador program is the world’s first accredited training course focused solely on whisky that provides staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to engage customers with Scotch whisky. Together with DFS’ own learning and development program DFS University, the Whisky Ambassador and 15PL Limited designed an in-depth training program exclusively for DFS employees to provide specialized assistance to travel retail customers across DFS’ wines and spirits stores at San Francisco International Airport.

“We are excited to partner with The Whisky Ambassador to bring our customers an inspiring and educational experience when shopping for the perfect whisky at DFS, San Francisco International Airport,” said Mark Sullivan, Managing Director, North America, DFS Group. “As interest in whisky grows, we want to provide all levels of customers – whether whisky novices or connoisseurs – with the highest level of service to meet their needs. We’re confident that our staff’s expertise and deep understanding of Scotch whisky, coupled with our fantastic product offering, DFS, San Francisco International Airport will continue to be world traveler’s preferred destination for wines and spirits.”

As the first travel retail location to receive this accreditation in North America and second worldwide after DFS, Singapore Changi International Airport, DFS Group is pioneering a new standard of service in the world of whisky. With Whisky Ambassadors on the sales floor, travelers at DFS, San Francisco International Airport can expect to indulge themselves in and learn about various whiskies from across the globe with tailored tastings for an even more personalized shopping experience.

Since January 2016, DFS Group has invested in the formal Whisky Ambassador training of Sales Associates across the globe to cultivate an innovative and exclusive educational experience in DFS stores. To complete the Whisky Ambassador program, DFS Sales Associates undergo extensive training on how whisky is made, tasting and nosing, the history of the drink, the economic impact and culture of whisky as well as customer service. The course was developed as part of DFS University’s School of Wines and Spirits and has been rolled out to DFS employees at Singapore Changi Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.



DFS Group granted the Whisky Ambassador Venue Accreditation at San Francisco International Airport


Source: DFS Group

San Francisco International Airport commenced Request for Proposals (RFP) process for Terminal 3 Pop-Up Retail Concession Program

SAN FRANCISCO,  2015-10-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — San Francisco International Airport has commenced the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Terminal 3 Pop-Up Retail Concession Program, and invites you to attend the informational conference scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Terminal 2 Partnering Conference Room Number T2-2-205, at San Francisco International Airport. This is a time when staff will describe the selection process, discuss the program elements, minimum qualification requirements, address any questions relating to this program and receive comments from participants.

This opportunity is comprised of one retail location totaling approximately 304 square feet in post-security Terminal 3, Boarding Area E. The space will be move-in ready with fixtures provided, and will require minimal costs to start up. The successful proposer will be offered an agreement term of twelve months. This concession is intended for the nonexclusive sale of retail merchandise reflective of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Small and local businesses are encouraged to participate.

Additional information and related documents may be obtained online at Current Opportunities. For a hard copy of the RFP document or if you would like additional information about this concession opportunity, please contact Mr. Trevor Brumm at Revenue Development and Management, at 650.821.4500.


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