Managed services (contract management) is the practice of transferring day-to-day related management responsibility as a strategic method for improved effective and efficient operations inclusive of Production Support and lifecycle build/maintenance activities. The person or organization who owns or has direct oversight of the organization or system being managed is referred to as the offer-er, client, or customer. The person or organization that accepts and provides the managed service is regarded as the service provider .
When airlines do provide meals, foodservice either comes from their own in-flight business or they have a service provided by a contractor. In flight food may be prepared in a factory mode at a facility close to airport.
Caterers usually produce alternative meals for passengers with restrictive diets. These must usually be ordered in advance, sometimes when buying the ticket. Some of the more common examples include: Cultural diets, such as French , Italian , Chinese , Japanese or Indian style. Infant and baby meals . Some airlines also offer children's meals , containing foods that children will enjoy such as baked beans , mini- hamburgers and hot dogs . Medical diets, including low/high fiber , low fat / cholesterol , diabetic , peanut free , non-lactose , low salt / sodium , low-purine , low-calorie, low-protein, bland (non-spicy) and gluten-free meals. Religious diets, including kosher, halal, and Hindu, Buddhist and Jain vegetarian (sometimes termed Asian vegetarian) meals. Vegetarian and vegan meals. Some airlines do not offer a specific meal for vegetarians; instead, they are given a vegan meal.
Most cafeteria style offers a cyclical menus
Health care food service operations are remarkably complex because of necessity of meeting diverse needs of a delicate clientele. Health care managed services are provided to hospital patients, long term care and assisted living residents, visitors and employees
Business and Industry is the most dynamic segment of the managed services industry, The menus are as interesting as commercial restaurants.