British Airways has teamed up with Michelin-starred British chef Tom Kerridge to design gourmet menus for passengers travelling with the airline next month to celebrate its birthday in August and this year’s centenary celebrations.
The new menus, which feature great British flavours, will be available in every cabin on all of the carrier’s long-haul flights, providing fliers with the option to enjoy a dish designed by Tom Kerridge (pictured below) for each course.
The airline’s chefs and Tom Kerridge have worked closely to ensure the dishes not only showcase culinary expertise, but also work well at altitude. The menu includes a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients, such as wild garlic and asparagus, with a focus on British provenance.
British Airways’ director of brand and customer experience, Carolina Martinoli said: “Throughout our centenary year we’ve been celebrating with customers and thanking them for making us what we are today.
“As August is our birthday month, we wanted to do something to add a special touch to our customers’ journeys, and we think our partnership with Tom Kerridge will do just that.
“The dishes, which are available on all our long-haul flights, have been carefully created by Tom and his team to showcase the very best of Britain and give customers the opportunity to enjoy gourmet dishes at 35,000ft.”
Kerridge said: “I’m so proud to be asked by British Airways, one of the most renowned and iconic British companies, to curate exciting on board menus for the month of August to celebrate their centenary.
“The dishes reflect not only my vision and what I do at my restaurants but most importantly, they represent the best of British food to the world.”
2019 is British Airways’ centenary year and the airline celebrates its birthday on 25 August. From 1 August, customers in Club World will receive a limited-edition wash bag from The White Company, while those in First can collect a special centenary amenity kit from Alice Temperley.
British Airways has released a series of centenary editions in partnership with British brands during its centenary. The airline has partnered with Scottish craft brewers, BrewDog, who created a transatlantic IPA for customers and Fife-based distillers, InchDairnie have created a limited-edition whisky.
British Airways has also teamed up with Marmite, who have created a centenary branded jar and launched an English sparkling wine from Hampshire-based vineyard, Hattingley Valley.