Virgin Atlantic partners with Donal Skehan for new culinary offering

Virgin Atlantic partners with Donal Skehan for new culinary offering

Virgin Atlantic has today unveiled a partnership with award-winning food writer and television host Donal Skehan to reinvent their dining experience at 38,000ft.

An Irish native, and now LA-based, Skehan has been working with Virgin Atlantic for 12 months to develop a completely new approach to in-flight dining. 

This includes a range of delicious dishes inspired by global destinations and focuses on sustainable, fresh ingredients which bring restaurant standard food to the skies.

This month new “dine with Donal” dishes will debut in the airline’s Upper Class cabins and airport Clubhouses, followed by premium and economy cabins next year.

This is Skehan’s first airline collaboration and the dishes take inspiration from his bestselling cookery books, and experience travelling the world.

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Skehan said: “It’s such a pleasure working with Virgin Atlantic, as I can’t imagine another airline that has such a right to win in this space. 

“Together, we’re turning the industry upside down by creating stunning, delicious and healthy food at 38,000 ft.”

The new menu items feature sustainably sourced fish, meat and vegetables - building on Virgin Atlantic’s sustainability work.

Daniel Kerzner, vice president, customer experience, Virgin Atlantic, said: “We continue to raise the bar by looking outside our industry for the latest trends and innovation.

“Donal is the perfect partner to help us bring game changing food to the skies, and give our customers an elevated experience they won’t find anywhere else.”