Vineet Bhatia, the Michelin-starred and innovative head chef of Indian restaurant Zaika in Kensington, is the latest recruit to the British Airways Culinary Council.
Set up to advise, inspire and develop signature dishes for British Airways, the council already includes the prestigious Michel Roux, chef and proprietor of The Waterside Inn; Richard Corrigan from The Lindsay House; Shaun Hill, food critic, chef and owner of The Merchant House in Ludlow; Liam Tomlin, executive chef of Banc in Sydney; Mark Edwards, head chef of Nobu, London and Nicholas Lander, the restaurant correspondent for the Financial Times.
Vineet’s dishes offer a contemporary twist on classic Indian cuisine and the subtle spicing and elegant sophistication of his dishes will find a welcome home at 35,000 feet where the pressurisation of the aircraft dulls the palate.
David Stockton, food and beverage manager for British Airways said: “We are really pleased to have Vineet on board. Indian cuisine is popular throughout all the cabins on our aircraft and it’s great to be getting menu designs and advice from someone as well respected and recognised as him.”
Vineet has now developed a range of dishes which will be served across the British Airways long-haul brands; Concorde, First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller.