Qatar Airways collaborates with world-renowned chefs to provide new in-flight dining experience
September 18, 2012: Qatar Airways has introduced an incredible line-up of globally renowned chefs, Chef Ramzi Choueiri, Chef Vineet Bhatia, Chef Tom Aikens and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who will provide an entirely new in-flight dining experience with signature dishes.
These chefs have been handpicked to set a new standard for dining in the sky while representing the finest international cuisine from every corner of the world. The star team of culinary ambassadors has collaborated exclusively with Qatar Airways to create the ‘Qatar Airways Culinary World Menu’ – a new range of tempting signature dishes to satisfy the tastes of the airline’s discerning passengers.
Chef Ramzi from Lebanon brings his experience of Middle East cuisine to the fore; Mumbai-born Chef Vineet focuses on exotic Indian food; Chef Aikens from UK provides a variety of European culinary offering; and Chef Nobu from Japan adds Asian fusion cuisine to Qatar Airways’ line-up.
Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr Akbar Al Baker, said, “Qatar Airways continues to challenge and lead the aviation industry, enhancing different service elements of air travel today and pushing the boundaries of genuine luxury and comfort. Whether for business or pleasure, modern-day travellers want to arrive relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated regardless of time zones or destinations. Yet as a truly global airline we understand that beyond superior service, travellers also want to enjoy the journey of discovery, exploring new tastes and cuisines.”
The renowned chefs have spent several months adapting and testing their specialities for Qatar Airways’ passengers. Their menus have begun to be rolled out on flights to and from Doha International Airport. The chefs took into account not only the flavours, textures, arrangements, aromas and tastes required for a memorable dining experience, but also how the taste buds are altered at 35,000 feet, and what types of food are most suited to long-haul flights.
The gourmet offering, already available on selected flights, will be introduced to passengers onboard the airline’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner when the next generation aircraft starts flying in Qatar Airways’ colours in the coming months.