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Five airline partnerships with celebrity chefs

27 Jul 2016 by Clement Huang
Cathay Pacific Daniel Green Aaron Craxton

CATHAY PACIFIC

CELEBRITY CHEF Daniel Green

MENU AVAILABILITY From August 1

INFO As part of its “Life Well Travelled” brand promise, Cathay Pacific partnership with Daniel Green will see new “high-quality, low carbohydrate” dishes introduced to first and business class menus on flights to and from North America. Noteworthy dishes include a spicy Thai vegetable curry served in a pumpkin; seared ahi tuna with sesame soy ginger vinaigrette; and Gnocchi with basil and sun-dried tomato sauce.

cathaypacific.com

Celebrity chef neil perry

QANTAS

CELEBRITY CHEF Neil Perry

MENU AVAILABILITY Ongoing

INFO Qantas’ highly successful partnership with Neil Perry has lasted nearly two decades, with the Aussie chef assuming a pro-active role in the entire meal development process for the airline’s premium cabin classes and lounges. Passengers in economy class aren’t left out with meals inspired by Perry’s Rockpool restaurant in Australia featured on menus. Some of Perry’s most popular creations include a classic steak sandwich, salt and pepper calamari, and Pavlova that changes seasonally.

qantas.com.au

UNITED

CELEBRITY CHEF Art Smith

MENU AVAILABILITY End of 2016

INFO The debut of United’s upcoming international business class experience, Polaris, will also see the Star Alliance member undergo a US$100 million lounge transformation programme. The airline has employed the services of Art Smith, former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey and owner of the Blue Door Kitchen restaurant in Chicago, as its culinary ambassador. Smith will contribute to the menu planning, design and food presentation offered at United Polaris lounges. The first of these will open in Chicago on December 1, and this will be followed by Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, New York/Newark, Washington Dulles, Tokyo Narita, Hong Kong and London Heathrow in 2017.

united.com

Maneet Chauhan

Image source: Food Network

AMERICAN AIRLINES

CELEBRITY CHEF Maneet Chauhan

MENU AVAILABILITY June 1

INFO Renowned Indian chef, Maneet Chauhan, well known as one of the judges on Food Network’s reality cooking game show Chopped, is partnering with American Airlines to create a new in-flight menu for premium cabin flights between Chicago and Delhi. With the aim of delivering bold, vibrant Indian flavours, Chauhan has created dishes such as chicken chettinad (diced chicken accented with coriander, fresh tomatoes and garlic, served with lemon basmati rice and carrot and peas poriyal), ka khagina paneer (mashed paneer cooked with coconut milk, cashew paste and coriander served with saffron dill basmati rice) and kalonji aloo (diced potatoes seasoned with coriander served with a light ginger-garlic sauce, sauteed onions and tomatoes).

aa.com

Daniel Boulud

AIR FRANCE

CELEBRITY CHEF Daniel Boulud

MENU AVAILABILITY From March 1 (available for a period of one year)

INFO La Premiere and business class passengers flying with Air France on flights out of North America are currently able to sample dishes created by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud. These include Atlantic lobster in curried coconut sauce with black rice and bok choy; and tomato braised chicken with a four bean medley and basil for those seated in La Premiere, while business class customers can choose from dishes such as salmon with fennel, chickpea and sumac; and Moroccan chicken tagine with lemon, cauliflower and couscous.

airfrance.com

 

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