Founded in 1992, Gate Gourmet is one of the world's largest independent airline catering and logistics companies. It produces an average of 200 million meals annually and serves customers from over 95 flight kitchens in nearly 25 different countries. The company has more than 20,000 employees worldwide and maintains a presence in Indianapolis. Its cooks specialize in ethnic and cultural cuisine, as well as dietary and religious customs. The company s cooking staff tracks culinary trends and designs realistic menus that can be replicated in large quantities. Gate Gourmet also supplies sandwiches, salads and mixed fruit to various Starbucks shops. It serves more than 250 airline customers, such as British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qantas Airways and United Airlines.