Gulf Air Food Festival at 35,000 ft

12th Aug 2004

Gulf Air and the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore will take the 8th Annual Food and Wine Festival between 17 and 22 August in Singapore to new heights this year with the addition of Gulf Air as the official airline sponsor.
Gulf Air’s unique Sky Chef service will play a key role in promoting the event to a range of internationally recognized chefs and wine makers as they make their way from around the world to Singapore for this annual extravaganza.

Gulf Air’s General Manager South East Asia, Claire Beswick said: “We are exceptionally proud to be the official airline of this prestigious event. Gulf Air’s award-winning Sky Chef service is unique in the airline business. We offer the only five-star onboard dining experience to First Class passengers and our sponsorship will enable celebrity chefs and winemakers from Australia, the United States and Europe, to begin their culinary experience from the moment they step on board Gulf Air’s aircraft.”

The weeklong festival, which is the biggest to date, combines a series of 21 individual events. More than 3,000 food lovers and wine experts from around the world are expected to attend.

“We have watched the festival grow from its humble beginnings eight years ago, into a celebration that has gained the attention of a world-wide audience stretching to all corners of the globe. It puts Singapore on the map as a destination where internationally celebrated names in food and wine can gather to focus on the art of the trades for which they are renowned,” said Mr. Robert Lagerwey, Manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. “Gulf Air’s sponsorship this year is an excellent addition to our role in promoting the art of food and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship.”

Last month, Gulf Air’s Sky Chef service won independent recognition for its achievements after it won the Skytrax Award for the World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering.


The Skytrax Awards are the world’s largest survey of passenger attitudes with over ten million air travellers polled each year.


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