DaVinci Inflight Training Institute offers a full-suite of training programs to suit the needs of entry-level and advanced flight attendants. We offer a variety of hands-on training platforms at our facility, as well as customized onsite training and some of the best online training available through our eLearning platform.

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Culinary Training Options

Daily modules designed with hands-on interactive culinary training combined with instructor lecture, visual presentations, detailed manuals, handout materials and all needed tools to successfully complete the lessons. Each class is taught by an aviation industry expert and conducted in the state-of-the art culinary lab in the trainDAVINCI institute which is equipped with 12 student work stations with direct streaming of visuals to the work centers as well as on wall mounted monitors with live action streaming.

Program Descriptions

Preliminary Culinary Basics

Introductory level 2-day program, “A Lemon Is Not A Lemon” for those new to business aviation as a corporate flight attendant/flight technician or new to culinary skills training. Featuring: catering and knife skills basics, portion control, and how to order and communicate with your caterer correctly.

The Culinary Experience

Intermediate level 2-day to 5-day programs designed to increase your skill levels by teaching you how to create and present “Wow!” factor foods and presentations. Courses such as: “Just Plating” and various courses featuring techniques on food stacking, overcoming mistakes that might otherwise ruin the dining experience, “if you mess it up, dress it up.”

The Culinary Experience Elite

Includes the monthly 3-day to 5-day Elite course plus, various advanced level programs offered sporadically throughout the year, delivering an immersive, hands on and interactive culinary training experience covering culinary techniques and skills, food safety, and service etiquette training.

Speciality/Seasonal Courses

Introductory and intermediate level 1-day and 2-day programs instructed by trainDAVINCI or one of our Subject Matter Experts featuring modern culinary techniques, molecular gastronomy, seasonal and holiday courses, religious meals and protocols, and holiday baking and decorating for kids.

Cabin Safety Training

Recurrent (Elite level) and New to Industry (Preliminary level)
emergency procedures training meeting all FAR 91, FAR91K,
FAR135, and FAR125 training standards, NBAA, EBAA and ISBAH/IS-BAO best practices. All of the cabin safety courses are combined with required online pre-training, conducted at the DaVinci Institute and a combination of classroom lecture, presentations, videos, and hands-on interactive scenarios/ proficiency drills conducted in a realistic business jet cabin trainer and mock ups.

Service Elite Training

This course is for the experienced corporate flight attendant or even the novice who desire to sharpen their skills and redefine their service expertise. Stand out amongst your piers and colleagues with proven elevated service delivery techniques with the spoken and unspoken aspects. How do you properly set the table for your guest? What is elegant and what is practical? Learn how to provide an elevated coffee service presentation as well as high tea service. Discover the nuances of sushi and sashimi presentation, elevating techniques for plating presentation; including a saki pairing. Learn about wines, caviar service and amuse bouche or canapés that all combine to create a superior experience for your guest. Is there something else in the service spectrum you want to learn more about? We can tailor additional content to meet your needs.

Commercial to Corporate

It’s great to have safety training and our recurrent curriculum has been described as innovative, fresh and engaging. But to stand out as a new candidate in corporate / business aviation, the elevated service training is mission critical. This Davinci course helps you redefine your skills and polish engagement for any discerning guest or prospective flight department. Bringing the safety and service elements together culminate in creating the DaVinci Difference for our Commercial to Corporate training program.

Preliminary Culinary Basics

Introductory level 2-day program, “A Lemon Is Not A Lemon” for those new to business aviation as a corporate flight attendant/flight technician or new to culinary skills training. Featuring: catering and knife skills basics, portion control, and how to order and communicate with your caterer correctly.

The Culinary Experience

Intermediate level 2-day to 5-day programs designed to increase your skill levels by teaching you how to create and present “Wow!” factor foods and presentations. Courses such as: “Just Plating” and various courses featuring techniques on food stacking, overcoming mistakes that might otherwise ruin the dining experience, “if you mess it up, dress it up.”

The Culinary Experience Elite

Includes the monthly 3-day to 5-day Elite course plus, various advanced level programs offered sporadically throughout the year, delivering an immersive, hands on and interactive culinary training experience covering culinary techniques and skills, food safety, and service etiquette training.

Speciality/Seasonal Courses

Introductory and intermediate level 1-day and 2-day programs instructed by trainDAVINCI or one of our Subject Matter Experts featuring modern culinary techniques, molecular gastronomy, seasonal and holiday courses, religious meals and protocols, and holiday baking and decorating for kids.

Lead Flight Attendant Leadership Course

Become a confident, successful, and effective leader! Whether you are already an experienced lead flight attendant or are looking to develop your skills to become one in the future, this course is for you.

Sommelier Training

Hands-on training for a sommelier service with adaptations for an aviation environment. Learn the importance of proper wine storage and service temperature.

British Butler Institute Training

The British Butler Institute offers premier courses in hospitality, setting the standard worldwide. Our London-based International School provides training that meets and exceeds global standards. Since 1997, we’ve empowered professionals in over 14 countries with skills tailored to excel in prestigious settings, from Royal Palaces to luxury hotels.

Online Training

We offer a select group of courses to complement our in-person training or to be used as part of a blended training approach. Available online courses: Business and Private Aviation Food Safety Certificate Course Cabin Crew.

Free: Knife Skills Review and How to Order Catering

Coming Soon: Business and Private Aviation Food Safety Certificate Course FBO, Business and Private Aviation Food Safety Certificate Course Scheduler and Dispatcher, Mise en Place, Measuring, and much more.

Partner Specialty Training

Our esteemed trainDAVINCI Subject Matter Experts (SME) are all certified experts in each of their specific fields of training, coaching and consulting services. We offer the following trainDAVINCI courses and PDP (Professional Development Programs) level workshops; CRM (Crew Resource Management, Communication and Conflict Resolution, Aviation Leadership, Butler Level of Inflight Service, Food Safety, Modern Culinary Trends and Molecular Gastronomy, International Protocol and Business Etiquette. All of our SME courses are available at the DaVinci Inflight Training Institute or onsite and range from 1-day to 5-days. They can also be packaged with other scheduled or offered courses. Please see the Course Schedule for available package options or contact us for more information.

All of the SME bio’s are featured in the Subject Matter Experts page in the About section on our website.

Inflight Service and Etiquette Courses

For the experienced corporate flight attendant, this customized training platform is designed to meet all the culinary, cabin safety, and emergency procedure standards for your flight department or employer.

Davinci Service Elite

The goal of trainDAVINCI’S 2-day Service Elite course is to provide the most current information available on catering techniques, food handling safety, service tools and hot topics within our industry for our advanced students.

Butler Service in the Sky Training

This exclusive DaVinci course specifically designed for cabin crewmembers is instructed by our Paris, France based Executive Majordome. Course includes protocol and etiquette; VVIP 6-star service and so much more.

Aviation Security and Awareness Training

We are proud to partner with Aviation Secure as our partner in Aviation Security. Aviation Secure is the premier training company when it comes to business and private aviation. Security is crucial to any one in aviation including, Flight Crew, Line Personal, FBO Employees, Flight Departments, and Caterers.

This training will be key to anyone in aviation to mitigate the risk of a security breech, personal safety, and much more.

We offer a variety of classes including online training, 1 day training, 2 day training, and custom training classes.

Intro to Corporate Aviation Options
for New to Industry

Designed for new-to-industry corporate flight attendants, our programs are available as part of a 5 or 8-day package, which offer the most comprehensive training available in business aviation today. Conducted at our state-of-the-art trainDAVINCI facility, these programs will cover inflight service, culinary, food safety, professional career enhancement and cabin safety training.

Program Descriptions

DaVinci Service

5-Day Program

 

(Days 1-4 of course)

This introductory program provides an in-depth look at cabin crew duties including cabin preparation for domestic and international travel, plating and service techniques, food handling safety, and the necessary soft skills to achieve success right out of the gate.

The Aviation Professional

1-Day Program

(Available separately)

(Day 5 of course)

To be successful in business aviation it requires ambition, desire, people skills, training, and an understanding of the nuances of the industry. This career building workshop will help you improve self-promotion, win more interviews, and make a stronger first impression.

Cabin Safety Procedures

3-Day Program + Online

(Available separately)

(Days 6, 7 & 8 of course)

trainDAVINCI’s cabin safety and emergency procedures program specifically designed for new business aviation crew members. This program will help you learn how to manage risks, unusual situations, and enhance safety culture and procedures.

New to the Industry

1-Day Transition/Introductory Program

New to the Industry (new start) is an introductory course specifically designed for individuals making the career transition into business aviation

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Culinary Training Courses

We offer some of the best culinary courses around. Register for any of our introductory, intermediate and advanced level culinary programs. Available in 2, 3, and 5-day packages.

Preliminary Training Courses & Packages

The courses can be bundled into 5 or 8-day packages to ensure you are a qualified and viable candidate for business aviation clients. Click on the button to learn more and register today.

Online Training

We offer a select grouping of courses to complement our in-person training or to be used as part of a blended training approach. Learn more below.

This program equips you with the latest in food safety principles and practices set forth by FSMA to access and mitigate food safety and hygiene risks.

This course will cover the dangers of consuming food allergens which can result in life threatening allergic reactions or immediate flight diversion.

Special Meal Planning

Due to the growing concerns of dietary needs and food allergens this course will help craft and develop a special menu for those with specific food needs.

Menu Writing

Developing a polished method to menu writing can add style and excitement to the meal. This course helps you enhance your writing and presentation skills.

Pilot Essentials

For light jet or cabin class pilots, you often wear “all hats.” This course helps enhance your passenger service catering and business etiquette techniques.

Online Training and Packages

All the courses listed above are conducted online through our partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. You can learn more about them by clicking on the Register button.

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