If you are planning to travel in business class flights on Air Canada, then you can look forward to savouring delectable Canadian cuisines created by celebrity chef David Hawksworth from next month onwards.
Media reports recently said that the airline has tied up with Hawksworth to provide the first-class rendition of Canadian cuisine on departing business class flights to various international destinations effective from October 1, 2015. The cuisines created by the celebrity chef will also be served at Air Canada’s Maple Leaf lounges across Canada.
A spokesperson of Air Canada said that the airline is pleased to hire the services of David Hawksworth, who had worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in different parts of the world. Hawksworth has been a recipient of many awards. He also founded the highly acclaimed Vancouver restaurant, Hawksworth, in 2011, and is set open a second restaurant soon. He has also been lauded for founding a national scholarship for young chefs.
Hawksworth while speaking to media persons during the launch of his inaugural menu tamari-roasted sablefish and smoked Ontario duck breast, among other dishes, said, “The task is undauntedly enormous and so the logistical challenges of serving delicious meals in an aircraft zooming at 35,000 feet and going 550 miles an hour. I will be required to create at least 1,200 meals per day from five separate commissary kitchens spread across Canada. It is therefore no easy feat to catapult those flavours into the skies. I would rather say that the pressure to deliver the best is enormous and relentless.”