Bangkok Airways together with Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, The Chedi Chiang Mai and Bangkok Air Catering hold press conference to launch “Exclusive Chef in the sky by Bangkok Airways 2012” campaign at Bangkok Air Catering, Suvarnabhumi Airport.
M.L.Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President – Corporate Communications of Bangkok Airways said “We have launched our first campaign “Exclusive Chef in the Sky by Bangkok Airways” last year in 2011 because we wanted to emphasize our boutique service angle as a full service airlines where we focus at all details at every customers’ touch points from reservation, check-in, departure lounge for all cabin classes and meal is served on all of our flights. As we received a good feedback from last year, we decided to continue this campaign for the second year. Joining the by the 2 world-class chefs from Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui and The Chedi, Chiang Mai. They have created special menus to be served on our Blue Ribbon Class (Business Class) for 6 months from July – December 2012. The honorary committee from Bangkok Airways, Bangkok Air Catering and Thailand’s famous food critique, Mr. Santi Svetavimala have selected the best 12 dishes (6 from each hotel) to be served for our passengers”.
“These special 12 menus will be served onboard on our Blue Ribbon class on Bangkok-Samui, Bangkok-Phnom Penh, Bangkok-Maldives, Bangkok-Dhaka, Bangkok-Bengaluru, Samui-Singapore and Samui-Hong Kong routes. The menu from Four Seasons Samui will be served from July to September while the menu from The Chedi will be served from October to December this year” M.L.Nandhika added.
Managing Director of Bangkok Air Catering, Mr. Linus A.E. Knobel, disclosed “Being one of the best service provider since the opening of Suvarnabhumi Airport, still BAC has room to enlarge our culinary expertise”.
“This campaign with Four Seasons Resort Koh samui and The Chedi Chiang Mai will enhance our existing culinary highlight and motivate our employees. It is a good chance for them to see the differentiation from their daily routine, and being inspired by well known restaurants and chefs. Also it is necessary for passengers, especially for Asian airlines, to experience the variety cuisines. BAC as an independent quality airline caterer specialises in the provision of exquisite food and excellent service, we can of course produce five star cuisines however it has to comply with the HACCP standards; without it we can not serve any airlines. With the food safety and hygiene standards, it is a challenge to achieve the high expectation of each passenger”.
Chef Alex Gares, Executive Chef, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui said “It’s a great honour for me to be participating in this project with Bangkok Airways. It’s fascinating for me to learn about a completely different way of cooking from the Bangkok Air Catering team, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to combine my expertise with theirs to bring a new product to their passengers.”
“I always find Thai food to be inspirational, and of course, delicious too. I love making new food discoveries and coming up with different ways to use local ingredients, herbs and spices. In Koh Samui in particular, both locals and visitors love to enjoy fresh seafood, so my inspiration for the dishes that will be served on-board Bangkok Airways is exactly this, combining seafood and Thai herbs as the main ingredients. I hope you enjoy my creations” Chef Alex added.
Chef Christopher Patzold, Exclusive Chef at The Chedi, Chiang Mai said “Feels great, I’m terribly excited and can’t wait to participate in this campaign. This is my good opportunity to display my own menus to be tasted by others in the public.”
“I just tried to prepare tasty food and tried to allow for the reheating process, so the dishes taste and still look great. That process tacks a lot from the dish so trying to keep all the flavors intact is a challenge. Roasted lamb loin – butter spinach – jus – prawn butter also will add some sweet carrot puree for the starch item.” Chef Christopher adds his inspiration.
Mr. Santi Svetavimala commented “To me, as one of the committee to select the menu, I think this campaign is remarkably appealing for the airlines. In addition, the passengers will experience pretty wide selection of five-star hotel catering up in the sky. I believe that passengers will certainly be excited and satisfied with this service”.
Bangkok Airways’ operates business class or Blue Ribbon Class with Airbus A319 which has 12 business class seats and 108 economy class seats. The Blue Ribbon Class is available on various domestic and international destinations include Samui, Singapore, Hong Kong, Phnom Penh, Bengaluru, Dhaka, and Maldives.
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