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Palatum to extend VIP catering into Europe
Having catered to Bestfly VIP customers for several years, Helt Araujo's eponymous company is now planning its expansion into Europe with a facility in Lisbon, due to open in the second half of this year.
Grupo CHA managing director and chef Helt Araujo.

Palatum by Chef Helt Araújo, an Angola-based services provider, is expanded its service offering to Europe through the opening of a facility in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon by Q3 2023. Palatum is part of Grupo CHA, a chain of fine dining restaurants and a VIP catering supplier.

"We have been delivering the highest quality ingredients and an incomparable standard of gastronomic excellence to our clientele for many years. Palatum expanded to the VIP aircraft charter market nearly five years ago, and we have since established ourselves as the only provider meeting the critical requirements of the top aircraft charter operators in our market," says Araujo, managing director of Grupo CHA. "We have been very fortunate to work with Bestfly in all the markets it serves and to meet the requirements of its top clients. We are very pleased to be working with Bestfly for our launch as Palatum Europe."

Bestfly is Angola's largest business aviation services provider. Its current fleet stands at 27 aircraft based on an assortment of Bombardier, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker and Cessna Citation business jets, Beechcraft King Air turboprops, Leonardo and Bell helicopters, Embraer commercial jets and ATR72 turboprop aircraft. The diverse fleet is optimised to serve key commercial markets and long term contract customers throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Caribbean.

"Bestfly has always looked for the highest level of service from all its suppliers and service providers," says vice chair and executive director Alcinda Pereira. "This ensures that we deliver the best VIP charter experience for each one of our clients. Palatum by Chef Helt Araújo has firmly established itself as an ideal partner for this area of our business, and we are excited to offer our support for the establishment of Palatum Europe."

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