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Qatar Airways in food focus

Qatar Airways in food focus Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker, pictured centre, and the airline's new culinary dream team from left – Chefs Tom Aikens, Vineet Bhatia, Nobu Matsuhisa and Ramzi Choueiri addressing media from around the world at a press conference held at the Al Ghassar Resort in Doha.

Qatar Airways is introducing a line-up of globally renowned chefs to their 5-star service, with Chef Ramzi Choueiri, Chef Vineet Bhatia, Chef Tom Aikens and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa inspiring a new inflight dining experience.

The team of culinary ambassadors has collaborated exclusively with Qatar Airways to create the ‘Qatar Airways Culinary World Menu’ – a new range of tempting signature dishes to satisfy the tastes of the airline’s discerning passengers. 
Chef Ramzi, from Lebanon, brings his experience of Middle East cuisine to the fore; Mumbai-born Chef Vineet has his unique blend of exotic Indian food; Chef Aikens, from the UK, provides his own variety of European culinary offering; and Chef Nobu, from Japan, adds a touch of Asian fusion cuisine to Qatar Airways’ ambassadorial line-up.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the airline’s collaboration with such global icons and gastronomic pioneers further proves Qatar Airways’ commitment to redefining the passenger experience by offering a truly 5-star service.

The chefs were unveiled today at an international press conference in Doha, Qatar Airways’ hub city, where they delighted the gathered media with a live cooking demonstration of some of their favourite dishes. 

Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways continues to challenge and lead the aviation industry, enhancing different service elements of air travel today and pushing the boundaries of genuine luxury and comfort.


“The imminent arrival of one of the most advanced aircraft in the world, our new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, heralds the start of an exciting new era for travellers worldwide and today’s introduction of a unique food offering is part of the overhaul of the entire travel experience for our passengers.

“Whether for business or pleasure, modern-day travellers want to arrive relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated regardless of time zones or destinations. Yet as a truly global airline we understand that beyond superior service, travellers also want to enjoy the journey of discovery, exploring new tastes and cuisines.

“That is why we’ve travelled the world to assemble a team of culinary experts to offer our passengers the very best dining experience available in the sky,” added Al Baker, himself an admirer of food from different parts of the world.

The gourmet offering, already available on selected flights, will be introduced to passengers onboard the airline’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner when the next generation aircraft starts flying in Qatar Airways’ colours in the coming months.