International Airport Centers (IAC) – LSG SKY Chefs

Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Client: IAC - LSG Sky Chefs

Krusinski was hired to develop the first LEED Silver Certified airline catering facility in the world for LSG Sky Chefs located in Des Plaines, Illinois. LSG Sky Chefs is part of the LSG Group which is a collection of companies under LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG is headquartered in Neu-Isenburg (near Frankfurt), Germany.

The state-of-the-art facility incorporates environmentally-friendly design including intelligent energy and construction and takes up about 10 acres, with 2.5 acres set aside for stormwater retention.  The main entrance includes a custom glass elevator and full-height glass curtainwall framing system that filters natural light. The food preparation facility maintains a 41° degree temperature and a large freezer area set at -10° degrees to preserve and maintain high quality foods. In addition custom-built equipment pits are integrated for food preparation operations with built-in heating components. A fully automated SmartWall system is incorporated to separate the testing and training kitchens.

These amenities allow LSG Sky Chefs to present the best possible food experience, whether that’s a convenience snack or a five-course meal. The firm creates great food experiences with an experienced culinary network of chefs from all over the world.