Before starting with the In-Flight Catering industry, Grahame spent the previous 12 years as a professional long-haul truck driver, traveling from the UK into mainland Europe. This job was a BIG learning curve in helped him to understand other peoples' thoughts, culture, beliefs, language, pride, and tolerances.That vocation is not so much a job, but more a way of life. It taught Grahame so much and he will never regret doing it.
However, after spending 30 years within the In-Flight Catering industry, Grahame has come to realize just how passionate he is with regard to both 'general' airside safety, and to a higher degree, "overall ramp safety". And because of accumulating those years of experience, he ultimately became a mentor, advisor, visionary, and trainer to many who wished to follow that same path.
From day one at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) working for Gate Gourmet, Delta Airlines became "Grahame's airline," and over the years he helped them [both] from one flight per day, up to European Hub status, with twenty Delta flights per day at AMS. During those years, and working closely with the airline, he traveled around Europe assisting GG kitchens with their Delta 'start-ups' as, and when, required.
Grahame's abject wish is to see all major airports have a static, de-commissioned, fully equipped, long haul aircraft to serve as a training module for every aspect of daily flight operations...security, anti-terrorism, catering, cleaning, engineering....everything that is inherently involved within daily flight operations.
Grahame's personal view about the ramp...."The safety of every flight begins on the ground."