Virgin Atlantic partners with celebrity chef Donal Skehan for in-flight dining

posted on 18th October 2018 by Justin Burns
Virgin Atlantic partners with celebrity chef Donal Skehan for in-flight dining

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

LA-based Irishman Skehan (pictured above) has been working with the carrier for 12 months to develop a new approach to in-flight dining, which includes dishes inspired by global destinations and focuses on sustainable, fresh ingredients aiming to 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.

Virgin Atlantic vice president for customer experience, Daniel Kerzner 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.”

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

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.”