Calombaris back on board
QATAR Airways has expanded its tie-up with Aussie chef George Calombaris, who will create a range of Greek-inspired in-flight dining options for the carrier.
From 01 Sep, the new additions will be available to First and Business class passengers travelling to Doha from Sydney, Perth and Adelaide, with Melbourne to follow from 01 Oct.
The carrier will also roll out Calombaris’ “signature touch” menu in Economy in Q1 2019.
Every quarter, new dishes will be integrated with Qatar Airways’ in-flight menus, with options including bastourma beef shortrib with onions and potato a la Grecque, and mousakka.
The deal marks the second time Qatar has collaborated with Calombaris, following a partnership for a new in-flight menu in 2017 to celebrate the introduction of the A380 service on the Melbourne-Doha route.
“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,” Qatar group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said.
Calombaris is pictured with Qatar Airways catering svp Aaron Claxton (left), Qatar Airways senior manager Australasia Adam Radwanski (right) and cabin crew.