GCG Welcomes Chef Denis Rodriguez to the GCG Calloway/Aruba Family

December 05, 2018

Denis joined GCG/Calloway Aruba on 10/17/2018. He is no stranger to our team as he worked in Calloway from 2010 until 2014. Prior to that, he had worked for the Marriot Hotel in Aruba for 7 years including at the Ruth’s Chris restaurant, at the Hard Rock Café and most recently as Executive Chef for Aruba Joe’s 5 Restaurants.

He also worked in Mexico City for a couple of years. Forever a Peruvian, Chef Denis knows three languages: Spanish, English, and Papiamento.
 

Please join us on welcoming Denis back to the GCG Family!

The SXM Airport Horizon Features Bas Schutze's Promotion

November 09, 2018

GCG is thrilled to share this interview with the new General Manager of Goddard Catering Group Saint Maarten.

 

To read the full article, click here 

GCG Events Jamaica on JHTA Fundraising Event

August 30, 2018

 

GCG Events Jamaica, the Mobay(Montego Bay) team partnered and contributed to the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA)  Fund Raising Event on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at the Rose Hall Great House lawns.

 

The funds raised are donated to the SOS Children Village. They presold over 500 tickets and we had approximately 400 in attendance. 


GCG Events had a station with three Soups: Red Peas Chicken Soup, Manish Water Picture, and Vegetable Sip served with Assorted Bread. 
Needless to say that Manish Water was the first one to go. Overall the soups went by 10 pm.


The food and service were excellent! Special thanks to the Mobay team for their input on events’ catering.

 

  

GCG Saint Maarten Celebrates Internal Promotion of Bas Schutze!

August 29, 2018

Executive Chef Bas Schutze has been promoted to General Manager GCG SXM, effective September 1st! He will be replacing our dear Peter Cox, who as you know, will be retiring at the end of the fiscal year, after 53 years of loyal and dedicated service.

 

Bas’ career experience adds up to over 16 years of experience, eight of which are in the Airline Catering Business. He started in Holland at the Hotel Tivoli and worked in a couple restaurants as well. In 2002 he relocated to Curacao and there worked at the Avila Hotel and later at the Marriot hotel, as Kitchen Supervisor. When GCG opened its doors in Curacao [2005], he joined the company as a Production Supervisor and was later promoted to Sous Chef.


In 2010, he and his family moved back home, to Holland, where he worked for 4…

GCG Events and Catering On a Wedding Day!

July 13, 2018

On Saturday, July 21st, 2018 GCG Events Jamaica catered an intimate and elegant destination Wedding at Windfall Villas, Montego Bay. The wedding was an intimate affair, we catered to close family and friends of the bride and groom.  

 All were extremely happy with food & service. The menu featured traditional Jamaica menu items, highlights were the Rum & Raisin bread pudding & the Penne Pasta in Herbed Cream Sauce. The guests were quite impressed. 

 Kudos to Exec Chef Daniel, Chef Castillo & Team!

 

  

 

  

GCG Group President Mr. Stewart Massiah in the city of Guayaquil - Ecuador

July 11, 2018

The president GCG Catering, Mr. Stewart Massiah has visited the city of Guayaquil - Ecuador. In the course of the morning he visited, the newly opened BRASSAS, together with Esteban Viteri, General Manager GCG ECU.

 

At the meeting held with Brassas staff, several business topics were discussed, such as Customer Service, among others.

 

In the afternoon he had the opportunity to visit the Main Plant of Guayaquil, meeting with the Administrative Team, congratulating the team for the effort and management, encouraging to continue working as a team for the growth and success of the organization.

Goddard Catering Group St. Thomas Celebrates Patricia Losch

July 11, 2018

Ms. Patricia Losch joined the Goddard Catering Group St. Thomas through the special need employment program in 1996. Her welcoming presence has become a fixture in GCG St. Thomas' Catering Kitchen ever since. It has been 22 years since her arrival.

 

"Pat" as she is affectionately known completes daily tasks consistently and with pride. She can often be found working studiously in the kitchen wrapping silverware early in the morning. She can be heard joyfully discussing current events with her co-workers or reminding visitors to comply with HACCP regulations. Pat was born in Florida and migrated to St. Thomas where she went to school. She enjoys coming to work, is never out of uniform, and is always on time. Pat is committed to her job and will often contact the General Manager Mr. Jahmal Dyer on her cellphone to inquire about different Airline’s schedule when…

GCG Events Uruguay's 2017 Year in Review

January 05, 2018

GCG Events Uruguay has been working so hard in the last year, particularly in December. Their team has provided services for National Maroñas Racecourse (for 450 people), American Airlines, Educational and Cultural Ministry, and others.
See GCG Events Uruguay's year in review: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNkbtdJjr4s&feature=youtu.be
 

 

Gastronomy - Food, History and Good Company

December 08, 2017

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica has had a long history of first-class gastronomy. Last Thursday, the country's tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett pushed the envelope by hosting a 10-course Gastronomy Experience at the 200-year-old Chukka Good Hope Estate in the hills of Trelawny. Read more.

GCG BOG & GCG ANU Win QSAI Gold & Silver Excellence Awards (2016)

November 28, 2017

On February 22nd, Goddard Catering Group Bogota (BOG) and Goddard Catering Group Antigua (ANU) received the 2016 QSAI Gold and Silver Awards of Excellence for the Americas, respectively.


Our BOG Station General Manager, Mr. Guillermo Gross, and our Caribbean Catering Operations Regional Manager, Mr. Pedro Corbin, on behalf of ANU, accompanied by the respective Quality Managers, Ms. Magaly Carrillo and Ms. Aliyah Ramdin, together with our Corporate Lean Manufacturing, HACCP and Safety Manager, Mr. Ivan Zentilli, had the honor to receive both awards in a beautifully organized dinner ceremony hosted by Medina Quality in Athens, Greece.


Each year, the QSAI Program (Quality and Safety Alliance Inflight Food and Services), managed by and developed in collaboration with Medina Quality, presents a total of 10 Awards, including a Gold, a Silver and a Bronze Award in 3 different regions (Americas, Middle East/Europe/Africa and Asia regions) and…

GCG Honduras Wins United Airlines 3rd Quarter Quality First Award in 2016!

June 06, 2017

The management and employees of Goddard Catering Group, Honduras, were recognized by United Airlines on February 9th, 2017 at a function held at the kitchen for winning the United Airlines Quality First Award for the third quarter of 2016 in the Small Location Category. 
 
Mr. Stewart Massiah, President of the Catering Division, travelled to San Pedro Sula to present the award to the employees of the Company. He congratulated the GCG Honduras team for the outstanding quality and consistency that the employees deliver to United Airlines and all of our customers. Mr.  Pedro Laines from the Dish Washing  Area received the award on behalf of the employees.
 
During the ceremony,  Mr Massiah expressed to the staff how proud GCG is of their performance in winning 22 of 26  United Quality 1st Quarterly awards  quarters awards since 2010, and 17 consecutive quarters. He remarked that…

BGI - LEAN KAIZEN

June 06, 2017

 

 

On the week of February 27, the Goddard Catering Group Lean Manufacturing team, led by Camilo Alvarez, developed a Kaizen blitz in our kitchen in Barbados. Together with Alejandro Palma, our Corporate Executive Chef, the local team, achieved a productivity improvement of 40% in the cold assembly area. Standardized Work and Discipline will now be the main drivers to sustain this improvement.  

The adjustments done by the operation department to deliver equipment directly to the production area generated significant improvements to the kitchen operations. Many thanks to Pierre Drayton, Barbados Operation Manager and his team for their support during this exercise. 

Special recognition to Craig Mackenzie, the Barbados Executive Chef and his team for their enthusiasm and willingness to implement the changes. It is important to highlight that the sustainability of the results is 100% dependent on the local…

GCG Health and Wellness Initiatives Roll Out

June 06, 2017

 

GCG St. Thomas' Insurance Provider Elan Insurance Group partnered with HIMA Health Puerto Rico to provide a Health Fair for all of GCG's Employees on Wednesday April 5, 2017. The Fair, which lasted from approximately 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. provided pertinent Health Care information along with Cholesterol Screening, Blood Sugar Screening and Blood Pressure Screening. Following Each screening the employees were given healthy tips based on their results. Key Players of GCG STT's Health and Wellness Committee were also on hand to encourage employee Health Screening among the team.