Qatar Airways has expanded its collaboration with famed Australian chef and restauranteur, George Calombaris, who will curate a new edition of his Greek-inspired in-flight dining options for the airline, to launch on September 1, 2018.
Chef Calombaris’ new menus will be available to first and business class passengers travelling from Qatar Airways’ four gateways in Australia (Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney) to Doha. The airline is also working with Calombaris to feature his signature touch in the economy class menu, due to debut in the first quarter of 2019.
This marks the second time Qatar Airways has partnered with Calombaris to present his signature dishes onboard its flights. In 2017, Qatar Airways and Calombaris jointly presented an exclusive in-flight menu to celebrate the introduction of the A380 service on the Melbourne-Doha route last year.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker spoke on the announcement: “At Qatar Airways, we are committed to offering our passengers the finest cuisine in the sky. We are delighted to work with one of Australia’s best-loved chefs, George Calombaris, for the second time following the success of the limited run menu to commemorate the launch of our A380 service in Melbourne last year.
“We are excited to be able to bring Calombaris’ signature dishes to more Australian passengers, this time around with our year-long partnership, and are certain his flair for creating dishes showcasing classic Greek flavours accompanied by fresh local produce will once again be a hit with our passengers,” he added.
Calombaris also said: “I am thrilled to work with Qatar Airways for the second consecutive year and make my cuisine available to even more Australian passengers travelling with the airline. It is a privilege to work with a brand that is so committed to excellence, and I am honoured that our partnership is continuing into 2018. We look forward to continuously surprise and delight passengers onboard with these delicious Greek-inspired dishes.”