Our kitchen in San Jose, (Casa Proveedora Phillips) was created in 1947, seeking the provision of services including drinks and snacks on the Pan Am DC-3 flight from La Sabana International Airport, in San José, Costa Rica, to the Guatemala city.
With the transfer to the new Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), in May 1955, the company moved to a new building located in Río Segundo de Alajuela.
Our kitchen in Liberia was built in 2004 to meet the growing needs of catering services at the airport. A mobile kitchen was built as a temporary option.
In 2015, the Newrest Group purchased Casa Proveedora Phillips and began the management of the kitchens of San José and Liberia as of June 1, 2015.
Since then, Newrest has been implementing an improvement plan in order to bring the facilities up to Newrest’s global standards. In 2017 in LIR, an investment of $ 1.0MM was made for the opening of a new unit, operations began in August.
On August 1st, 2017, the subsidiary opened a new production facility in Liberia, in the Guanacaste region. This unit is located less than 10 minutes from the Daniel Oduber International Airport. This new construction will increase services not only at the airport, but also for the local Catering market. In the Inflight business, Air France and Edelweiss started operations in October 2016 and March 2017 respectively. The subsidiary also obtained the KLM launch contract in October 2017.
In addition to the B&I market, Newrest in Costa Rica has obtained two contracts: the British College of San José and the Clorox company.
Finally, three contracts were concluded with three public hospitals, the Alajuela Hospital and the Hospital for Patients with Terminal Illness for patient service and the Children Hospital for service to its partners.
Newrest Costa Rica objective in 2017-18 is to continue this balanced growth between its various activities.
- Newrest inflight catering expertise
- Newrest institutional catering expertise
- Newrest retail concessions expertise
- The San José production site
- The Liberia production site
Meals served per day