August 28, 2019
We are very proud to announce GCG Ground received the maximum certification for a Ground Handling Company called the ISAGO Certification! IATA's Safety Audit for Ground Operations has been built upon a backbone standard applicable to all ground handling companies worldwide, coupled with uniform standards relevant for the specific activities of any ground handler.
To obtain this certification, an audit process is necessary where quality processes and operational safety are evaluated. Congratulations to the entire SJO and LIR Stations team! We are committed to safety.
SJO and LIR Stations work team composed of: Alejandra Chavarria, General Manager, Marco Castillo, Quality and SMS Manager, Cesar Velez, Airport Manager, Allan Hernandez, Maintenance Manager, Alejandro Bastos, Instructor, David Arce, Auditor, Jazmin Rojas, HR Manager, Diego Quiros, Rampa LIR Supervisor, and Jonathan Villegas, Auditor.
November 19, 2018
Chef Pieter has extensive experience working in restaurants and catering companies in Europe in places like Belgium, The Netherlands, and France and in the Caribbean in St. Martin. Chef Pieter has a certificate in Hospitality Teaching from the Horizon Culinary Institute in The Netherlands and also has studied Business Engineering at the Hanze Hogeschool also in The Netherlands.
He also has participated as a Volunteer promoting healthy food and diet for underprivileged children in the Netherlands and Belgium, which is such a fantastic initiative we could all learn from!
Pieter started with us at GCG on October 9th as the Head Chef for our St. Martin operation. We welcome him and look forward to his contributions to GCG.
Let’s wish him a bright promising future with GCG!
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
October 01, 2018
GCG Ground Services has been tasked with the new unique opportunity to secure the operations for LIAT Airlines. LIAT Airlines had been absent from St. Thomas for some time and chose to return with GCG Ground Services to provide security service for all operational tasks done.
A select group of agents was assembled to attend a three-part training in which they were equipped with the knowledge they needed to get the job done. GCG Ground Services was on the ground for the landing of the first LIAT Flight to land on Cyril E. King Airport in several months.
The security detail led by Mr. Kerry Rhymer the Safety Coordinator and Jose Bultes, the Operations Manager watched keenly as excited passengers poured out of the aircraft and onto the red carpet.
GCG Ground Services remains confident and up to the challenge of ensuring the safety…
September 26, 2018
Chef Jan Kuska has been assigned as Executive Chef, GCG Grenada!
Jan has already made considerable culinary contributions to GCG Grenada since he began his consulting services last January.
Chef Kuska’s has over 30 years of experience, twenty of which are in the Airline Catering Business. He started his career back home in Germany and in 1994 he joined GCG Saint Lucia as Executive Chef and Operations Manager. That was just the beginning in GCG!
After that, he relocated and contributed as Executive Chef, with minor interruptions, throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, leaving his footprints in GCG Barbados, GCG El Salvador, GCG Saint Maarten and in both islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
Jan graduated from the HOTEL AND RESTAURANT SCHOOL ESSEN in Germany. In addition to German and English…
September 26, 2018
We proudly announce that our General Manager at Saint Lucia, Anthony Samuel, was featured in the local Business Focus Magazine.
To check out the whole article click here!
September 19, 2018
GCG Events (Jamaica) participated in Caribbean Wedding Industry Awards ( CWIA) on September 8 & 9 @ Montego Bay Conference Centre.
GCG Events partnered with Tai Flora Luxe to host an extraordinary booth featuring splendid décor and delectable menu items for brides-to-be, wedding planners, and travel agents.
The GCG team will be representing @ KBW Expo on Sep 30th @ UWI, Mona in Kingston promoting current Wedding promotion.
GCG Events (Jamaica) is now offering up to 30% off Wedding Bookings until end of November 2018.
September 19, 2018
William joins GCG today. He is a Chemical Engineer and Specialist in Production Management and Training Operations. He holds a certification as Green Belt of Lean Six Sigma, with more than 7 years of experience in different areas such as Quality, Manufacturing, Planning, Projects, and Maintenance.
He worked for Coca-Cola and most recently with the Kellogg Company. William will be working from GCG Bogota in Colombia, reporting to Ivan Zentilli in GCG’s Headquarter Offices in Florida.
Please join us in welcoming William to the GCG Family!
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.
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 , 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…
August 23, 2018
GCG STT took part in the 34th Annual Chili Cook off sponsored in part by Jet Blue Airline on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The three-person team comprised of General Manager Mr. Jahmal Dyer, Executive Chef Mavis Bozel, and Sous Chef Antonio Anthony utilized a chili recipe written by General Manager Jahmal Dyer to compete with 37 other competitors. The feat was daunting as this was Delly Deck’s first time entering the competition.
The team had meticulously reviewed the competition’s rules and gathered on John Brewer’s beach to set up a tent and cooking station amid seasoned entrants. Mavis, Mr. Dyer, and Antonio then began the task of preparing award-winning chili on the beach. Jet Blue’s GCG Customer Agents were also present to support both GCG and Jet Blue in their efforts to advertise Jet Blue while engaging the crowd and handing out merchandise.
August 20, 2018
GCG events partnered with Sport Innovators Group to cater the Tallawahs Box on the games: Jamaica Tallawahs x St. Lucia Stars and St. Kitts x Nevis Patriots.
Over the two days, GCG Events had the privilege of catering guests such as the Mayor of Kingston & St. Andrew, Delroy Williams, Director of Tourism, Donovan White and his wife Patrice White, Andre Russel’s Wife, Jassym Lora and friends, Shantell Hill- Tallawahs Marketing and Communications Manager, other members of Tallawahs management and other esteemed guests.
Based on feedback received the service and food was truly outstanding and they look forward to partnering with GCG Events in the future.
Our menu featured items such as cornmeal pudding, chicken satay in ponzu sauce, jerk shrimp bruschetta, pulled pork Sliders and plantain tartlets among other delectable items. GCG events also management the bar which featured…
July 31, 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!
July 16, 2018
The Delly Deck, sub-brand of Goddard Catering Group, had its front of the house staff enrolled in a three-day Customer Service Excellence Course provided by the University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Life Long Learning Center from June 5 through June 7, 2018.
The Instructor, Tamara Lang has extensive experience in Customer Service and Restaurant Management. Ms. Lang currently serves as the Director of Hotel and Tourism Management at the University of the Virgin Islands. The training was one filled with everything from information on the importance of tourism in the Virgin Islands to her observances during her time as a "secret shopper" at the Delly Deck.
The group took part in team building exercises and had discussions well into the evening on ways to improve the overall customer experience. The group, who couldn't wait to put their training to practice…
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.
July 10, 2018
On the night of May 3, at the facilities of Ecuakao (Guayaquil), members of the Board of Directors of GEL, Representatives of Ecuakao, Representatives of Goddard Catering Group Guayaquil, Clients and Suppliers of Ecuakao were present.
The presentation of the new Board of Directors of Goddard Enterprises Limited, as new owners, before the Clients and Suppliers of ECUAKAO was carried out through an elegant reception.
Mr. Anthony Ali, CEO GEL, made his speech explaining to all the guests where our Corporate Group comes from, and all the business deals in which GEL has ventured, emphasizing its Core Businesses.
Additionally, he commented that he chose to continue investing in Ecuador as part of its expansion in Latin America, since it is a politically and financially stable country with a currency that benefits and…
June 21, 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…
June 11, 2018
On Saturday, June 9, the Uruguayan soccer team left for the 2018 World Cup as 3 million fans wished them luck.
GCG Uruguay was honored to provide the catering service aboard the charter jet that flew the players to Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
May 24, 2018
On May 10th, the Air France Golf World Tour took place at the Country Club of Bogotá, an event organized by the French Airline in 19 countries around the world to strengthen relations with its frequent flyers, VIP clients, presidents and top executives of French and national companies, and people from the diplomatic community. GCG Group was presented in this third version of the tournament in Colombia, with a stand where they tasted sweet and salty snacks which the brand GCG CATERING promoted.
These are some photos of the event:
May 24, 2018
UAL Americas Managing Director Mike Gallagher, Pedro Flores Operations Manager GCGSAL and Juan Bain General Manager of UAL El Salvador.
On May 2nd GCG SAL was recognized with the United Airlines Safety Excellence Program as part of their outstanding performance regarding their Employees Safety.
The award was received on behalf of GCG SAL by Pedro Flores, our Operations Manager.
Congratulations to GCG El Salvador Team for maintaining Ramp Safety as a Priority in their daily operations, a critical part of our Customer Service Spirit!
May 17, 2018
Ms. Danae Pena has been promoted from Office Manager to Accountant for GCG HDQ! In this role, she reports to GCG’s VP of Finance, Emilio Marti.
Danae joined GCG in March 2012 as Accounting Clerk, carrying over four years of Property Management and Accounting experience. In January 2015 she was promoted to Business Office Manager. Last year she completed a Masters Degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and has plans to pursue a Florida license as CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
In Danae’s new role she will be responsible for the accounting of GCG Grand Cayman while continuing to support other accounting functions for the GCG Division Office in Miami.
On May 7th Ms. Leonor Cardenas Esquivel joined the GCG Miami…
May 10, 2018
Once again, the Financial Controllers of the Catering Division met in Fort Lauderdale, FL for their annual Financial Controllers Conference.
Natasha Small, The Chief Financial Officer of Goddard Enterprises, Ltd welcomed the group. She then proceeded to provide a presentation on the Role & Expectations for the Financial Controller “of the future”
Emilio Marti, VP of Finance for the Catering Division then provided an overview of the Year-to-Date operating results of the Catering Division.
Anne Wilkinson, GEL Group Accountant, and Emilio Marti provided a review of key areas we find in the monthly consolidation packs and on their proper completion.
Ernst & Young was invited to give a presentation on new IFRS changes and how they can impact our future financial disclosures requirements.
Berardo Ortega, our Group Accountant, then provided a review of how our Monthly Financial Statements should be…
April 10, 2018
GCG Ground St. Thomas was “crowned” by Delta Airlines as #1 in the Caribbean for on-time departure rate (D0) again during the month of March!
Plus, they were named a “Process Perfect Station” for having achieved 100% Boarding Door Shut rate in March – meaning the station was one out of 95 total, that shut the boarding door at least 5 minutes before departure on every flight, every day, 31 days in a row!
March 12, 2018
GCG Group St. Thomas’s Health and Safety Committee Coordinated a Flu Vaccination Day at Cyril E. King Airport on Friday, February 9, 2017.
Regional Manager Mr. Pedro Corbin was able to attend this initiative while visiting the station. The Management Representative and Safety Coordinator Mr. Kerry Rhymer was on hand to ensure that customers and airport neighbors were able to take advantage of the vaccination. Mr. Rhymer got in contact with members of the Health Department to provide the free service.
The team of four from the Virgin Islands Department of Health came stocked with literature, vaccines and plenty of band-aids. Individuals who received vaccination were given a t-shirt stating "Keep Calm, I'm Vaccinated." The initiative was well received as many individuals were able to get their flu, tetanus, and pneumonia vaccinations at gate 9. Participants were treated to fruits and yogurt provided GCG Catering St…
February 22, 2018
GCG Ground St. Thomas was listed as #1 in the Caribbean for on-time departure rate (D0) and ranked in the top 10 internationally. Management and staff gathered at the Delta Counter at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, to celebrate the company’s successful 100 percent on-time departure rate for Delta Airlines in the month of January 2018. The on-time departure team was rewarded with a trophy and accolades from Delta.
The team also celebrated successfully achieving a Perfect 5 for Zero Aircraft Damages and Zero Security Violations. Even after two Category 5 hurricanes, the crew safely operated two humanitarian flights and earned a ranking of #4 Station of the Year, as well as a ranking in the top 10 10 International KPI League.
The Event was coordinated by the event committee, which is comprised of team members from GCG Catering, the GCG…
February 21, 2018
We’d like to extend our congratulations to the following new promotion and hire for GCG Group.
GCG Group Grand Cayman Promotes Mr. Anthony Franklin
Anthony Franklin has been promoted to General Manager of GCG Group in Grand Cayman!
Anthony joined our company in Barbados in 1987 where he moved up through the ranks being asked to assist with the sister companies of St. Lucia and Grenada in 1994. In 1995, he was promoted to Chef of GCG Group Grand Cayman and was subsequently asked to also step into the role of Operations Manager while still wearing his Executive Chef hat.
GGC Group Curacao Welcomes Ms. Sahira Antonia
Ms. Sahira Antonia has been named Financial Controller at GCG Group Curacao. Although Sahira joined us on January 2, she is not…
February 20, 2018
With the passage of Hurricane Irma & Maria and the devastation left in their path, a group of concerned persons organized a benefit concert to help in the aid process. The concert had no shortage of regional and local performers. GCG Events Antigua was approached to partner in this venture and was asked to fully manage a VIP section for the event. The request came one (1) week before the date of the concert, but given the importance, we jumped on board. We worked tirelessly towards the execution of the event organizing venue, security, décor, bars and of course the food. From all indications, the patrons were wowed, but most importantly, the concert was a success and a substantial amount of money was raised towards the relief effort. GCG Antigua is proud to have been involved with this event and would like to thank all our staff for going above…
January 23, 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:
January 23, 2018
GCG Ground Services’ Delta Team has been voted as the VI’s Best Major Airline Serving the Virgin Islands’.
Once again, GCG Ground Services’ Delta Team has been voted as the VI’s Best Major Airline Serving the Virgin Islands’ in a poll taken by readers of local newspaper “The Virgin Islands Daily News.” The Annual ‘Best of VI Readers Poll’ showcases nominated businesses favored by consumers in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The voters were able to cast their votes electronically as well as by filling out ballots. The coveted blue ribbon award is displayed prominently within Delta’s Office as a reminder of the hard work and dedication put forth by the above and below wing agents. Both the above and wing agents along with the catering team strive to accommodate the customer through fast, friendly, and effective service. GCG Ground Services Above Wing Delta Team beams proudly with their hard…
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.
November 14, 2017
GCG Events Barbados were appointed as the preferred caterers for the VIP Tent and various Corporate boxes at the recently concluded Top Gear Festival held at the newly upgraded Bushy Park Circuit Inc., world class facility on May 17th and 18th. The VIP section catered to 1200 patrons each day and they were treated to a first class culinary experience, perfect for the occasion for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. From delicious open face smoked salmon sandwiches, mini-jam puffs and dainty quiche for breakfast, to a sumptuous buffet with Miso Glazed Chicken and Seared Snappers, accompanied by delightful sides and sauces. The live Asian station was a hit with made to order stir fried noodles with prawn crackers and crispy spring rolls. VIPs were being treated to something special on and off the track. The premium bars were solid and flowed non-stop from start to finish, providing patrons with whatever…
November 10, 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.