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Newsletter October 2017

The international rules and procedures at Surair catering Services

A pleasant journey is what each passenger wishes, the comfort of the trip is directly affected by a good plane and weather conditions, but “the cherry on the top” for a comfortable and pleasant trip is of course the catering. The catering of meals for aviation companies is combined with strict international demands. Food safety is very important for the aviation and with this the Surinam Airways catering, currently known as Surair Catering, know how to deal with professionally. The company is ISO 22000-2005 certified and meet the directives of Q.S.A (Quality & Safety Alliance In-flight Services). These standards not only have to do with clothing- hygiene instructions, but much more. Especially the temperature mastery from the moment of reception and assimilation of the resources till the moment of delivering the meals in the airplane are important. All products which are put up for shipment need to live up to the delivery rules, eg. chicken and fish need to be delivered rock frozen, otherwise it is returned to the supplier. “This does not always settle with the grunts, says manager Jose Soesman seriously, but we need to ensure quality.
Where some things are just kept “somewhere” at home, here rice and canned products are kept in air conditioned rooms. Date labels on the products warn in time for the expiry date and in this way products can be traced back by different processing steps. ”We have zero tolerance and take no risk” says the manager. He shows the separate cold and frozen storerooms of chicken and fish, but also the processing of these protein products happens in separate rooms. This is to prevent cross-contamination. After the preparations it is time for the cooking process. An interesting detail in this is that that the core temperature is measured and registered according to the international Q.S.A.I. standards. For cooked meat this is at least seventy four degrees Celcius for fifteen seconds. After this, the meat is chilled in a special blast chiller in which the core temperature needs to be under 7 degrees Celcius within four hours to prevent bacterial growth. In the labyrinths of the cold and frozen storerooms the salads are prepared in a special separate “cold kitchen”, where the surrounding temperature is always kept under 18 degrees Celcius.

Own bakery
Another warm and fresh product are the delicious buns and breads out of our own bakery. The super delicious tarts and cakes of the catering are also baked here. The Manager of the Catering Jose Soesman proudly says with a smile: “If we ourselves can bake, why not?”
In the “rebated part upfront” meals are proportioned by weight, drinking glasses for the business class are checked one more time and that’s the way the 24/7 operation happens according to international rules of the catering. The last phase is the “holding cell” in which prepared meals are stored at a temperature of five degrees Celcius in the well-known trolleys on board. From here they are brought sealed on board. A continuous process of the catering are also regular trainings. “Because we need to meet so many rules, we need to stay focused. Check-ups of the Medina Audit company happens without notification, according to Manager Soesman.

PLANTATION BAKKIE


Plantation Reynsdorp, also known as plantation Bakkie, is a former coffee plantation with old sluices and buildings. Around 1900, the plantation was divided over former contracts, primarily from Javanese. Plantation Bakkie is the last inhabited plantation on the right bank of the Commewijne river. You can visit the Bakkie Museum where you can admire one of the most unique collections of original books, illustrations and objects of Suriname. You can also take a look into the diaries of J.G. Stedman from 1799, the picture book of Benoit from 1823, receipts from the abolishment of slavery, brandmarks, bandy shackles, a picture of Maria Sibylla Merian and lots more which can all be seen in the Bakkie Museum.

Residence Inn 20 years history


The building of hotel Residence Inn Paramaribo was once the home of the Russian ambassador in Suriname. In the eighties of the last century the Sovjet Union hoped to expand communism and because the back then politicians seek support in communist Cuba, a diplomatic post was placed in Suriname for Russia. The white painted head building, which ironically was called “the White House “ was built between 1975 and the eighties of the last century. After the position of the Sovjet Union weakened in Suriname, the Russian ambassy left our country and the building was bought by Surinam Airways with the intention to build a hotel. In 1998 hotel Residence Inn was officially opened by the then minister of Transport Communication and Tourism Dick de Bie. As subsidiary of Surinam Airways, which is also holding company of one of Suriname’s biggest tour operator N.V. METS, Residence Inn became a tasteful hotel with 39 rooms flanked by the residential and simultaneously rustic ambiance of the authentic capital city Paramaribo and the Suriname River. The comfortable rooms all have Air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, an own refrigerator and all other comforts which assure a pleasant stay. The hotel further has a large swimming pool, a beauty- and massage salon, a gym, a conference room and also a playground and tennis court. In Nickerie, the West border district of Suriname, an establishment was opened in 1997 by former president Jules Wijdenbosch, and after whom the bridge between Paramaribo and Commewijne is named. Residence Inn Nickerie has 24 comfortable rooms and it is the hotel with the best facilities in the West border district. The super friendly personnel and different facilities as the first class restaurant, the cosy bar, the tropical terrace and the ample conference room guarantee a pleasant stay for vacation as well as business purposes. The front of the hotel looks out on the park and marketplace while the terrace outside next to the hotel looks out on the canal with for – Nickerie famous – waterlilies. Within walking distance of the hotel you have several restaurants, boutiques and other small shops in the district Nickerie.