Passengers flying with Air Canada on select flights to Asia and South America will soon be able to enjoy ‘destination-inspired meals’.
The Canadian flag carrier has paired up with Canadian chef Antonio Park to expand its meal options on select flights. Park, who joins Air Canada’s culinary and wine talent panel, is a judge on Chopped, a TV series on Food Network Canada, and a guest judge on reality TV series, Top Chef Canada. He has also been recognised by the World’s 50 Best and ranked 10 out of 20 in a list of best Canadian chefs.
Roll-out of Park’s menu began with meals on flights between Montreal and Tokyo-Narita on August 1, a route that links two cities he has called home. These meals will be available to passengers travelling in Signature Service (Air Canada’s business class cabin), premium economy and economy cabins. Air Canada offers a daily flight from Montreal to Tokyo-Narita that departs at 13:10 and arrives at 15:15 the next day.
Starting this fall, flights from Toronto to Tokyo-Haneda, Vancouver to Tokyo-Narita, and flights from Montreal to Sao Paulo will also offer the new menu.
“I’m extremely proud and humbled to be sharing my food with Air Canada’s customers flying at 30,000 feet beginning with the Montreal to Tokyo-Narita flight. It is the perfect opportunity to use Canadian ingredients and Japanese techniques, marrying the two to enhance the on-board experience,” said Park.
Next year, Park’s meals will also be available in Signature, Premium Economy and Economy Class on all flights from Canada to Japan and exclusively in Signature Class on all other flights departing Canada to Asia and South America.
Park’s meals will be available on flights to Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Sao Paulo (from Toronto), Santiago and Buenos Aires, and seasonal flights from Calgary to Tokyo-Narita and Vancouver to Osaka.
The celebrity chef’s dishes will complement chef David Hawksworth’s, who creates dishes for Air Canada flights worldwide in Signature Class, and the Air Canada Signature Suite.
Air France recently also announced a partnership with new chefs and unveiled dishes for passengers flying on select routes.