Inspiration of WACO Kitchen stemmed from owner Dieter Morszeck and CEO Sven Lepschy - passionate aviation enthusiasts that are motivated by adding value to WACO employees, neighbors and the entire aviation community. Their goal to offer reasonably priced nutritious meals without sacrificing quality or flavor has been accomplished, and then some.
Located at Battle Creek Executive Airport, WACO Kitchen offers one of the most unique dining experiences in Southwest Michigan and is open to the public from the road or ramp. Second-story accommodation provides panoramic views of runway 5L/23R as well as large observation windows into WACO Aircraft’s production and service facilities.
“I always say: we have to be different than others. Being different is good, being different is unique and being different makes us successful - in every way. There is nothing average or equal to WACO Kitchen.”
- Dieter Morszeck
“WACO Kitchen is a new platform to raise awareness of our passion for aviation and food. Our guests have an insight to our production and service facility though the kitchen windows or large open balcony windows.”
- Sven Lepschy
WACO Kitchen’s entire concept was crafted by Switzerland’s Chef Oliver Nyaguy and his family of culinary experts. Genuine hospitality and internationally acclaimed food & beverage service are their forte, all of which are recognized the moment you step into WACO Kitchen.
Having worked as holistic medical practitioners for decades, Chef Oliver and his family understand the crucial impact a person’s diet can have on their overall quality of life. With this in mind all protein, produce and dairy products are locally sourced and organic to provide a guilt-free, energetic experience. Taking it one step further, WACO Kitchen operates with a zero food-waste philosophy and even the take-out containers are compostable.
Six main dishes are available year-round, all of which are accompanied by a seasonal variant at all times. This concept ensures the use of fresh, in-season ingredients while offering a unique variety of options each time you visit. WACO Kitchen was designed to combine Mediterranean flavor with the beautifully rich American culinary culture. It is a wonderful fusion of European heritage with a cool and spontaneous American approach to food.
“Our shared vision of offering a healthy mix of comfort food and guilt-free options, thus adding value to the community, is the motive that drove this project to fruition.”
- Chef Oliver Nyaguy
Restaurant Operations Manager Brooke Pembroke, and Head Chef Randall Nash carry out & share the vision of Dieter, Sven and Oliver on a daily basis. Combined they’ve accumulated over 30 years of experience with a strong focus on hospitality and sensational food pairings.
An unparalleled atmosphere of hospitality is upheld throughout your entire dining experience, even if you choose take-out. Customer service and satisfaction is top-priority without question. WACO Kitchen encourages you to speak-up to your waiter or any staff member if you are displeased with any portion of your meal or service.
Chef Nash and his internationally trained team are eager to share their European-inspired creations with you and hope to gather your feedback. Each dish is carefully balanced and hand-crafted for each guest. When you dine at WACO Kitchen, you have the luxury of utilizing the entire kitchen staff as your personal chefs.
“In everything we do, we want to create an experience that our guests have never had at any restaurant, especially an ‘airport restaurant’. We want our customers to have confidence that we’re doing everything the right way, the way they would at home.”
- Brooke Pembroke
“We want to introduce a new quality of food, something that is highly nutritious and makes you feel good about what you’re eating. We care about what you put in your body and we’re not trying to load you down.”
- Chef Nash