Qatar Airways Ropes in Two-Star Michelin Chef Vineet Bhatia.

Written by Shivangana Vasudeva  |  Updated: October 18, 2012 12:29 IST

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Qatar Airways Ropes in Two-Star Michelin Chef Vineet Bhatia.
Vineet Bhatia, India's only two-star Michelin chef, has joined his counterparts from Japan, Lebanon and Britain to create a new in-flight dining experience on Qatar Airways with their signature dishes that represent the finest international cuisine from every corner of the world.

"Handpicked to set a new standard for dining in the sky while representing the finest international cuisine from every corner of the world, the all-star team of culinary ambassadors has collaborated to create the Qatar Airways Culinary World Menu - a new range of tempting signature dishes to satisfy the tastes of the airline's discerning passengers," an airline statement said Tuesday.

Mumbai-born Chef Vineet Bhatia brings his unique blend of exotic Indian food, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa adds a touch of Asian fusion cuisine, Chef Ramzi Choueiri from Lebanon brings his exquisite experience of Middle East cuisine to the fore, and Chef Tom Aikens from Britain provides his own variety of European culinary offering.

The chefs were unveiled Tuesday at an international press conference in Doha, Qatar Airways' hub city, where they delighted the media with a live cooking demonstration of some of their favourite dishes.

Internationally renowned and multi-award winning Chef Vineet Bhatia said: "My cooking comes from the heart."

"I believe in my food and I believe in what I do. As a child, I dreamt of being a pilot, so I jumped at the chance to work with Qatar Airways and share my passion with such an established and rapidly growing award-winning airline that is bringing a whole new travel experience to the world. My objective is to match the service with a 5-star dining experience," he added.Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said the airline's collaboration with such global icons and gastronomic pioneers further proves Qatar Airways' commitment to redefining the passenger experience by offering a truly 5-star service.

"Qatar Airways continues to challenge and lead the aviation industry, enhancing different service elements of air travel today and pushing the boundaries of genuine luxury and comfort," Al Baker said.

"The imminent arrival of one of the most advanced aircraft in the world, our new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, heralds the start of an exciting new era for travelers worldwide and today's introduction of a unique food offering is part of the overhaul of the entire travel experience for our passengers.

"Whether for business or pleasure, modern-day travelers want to arrive relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated regardless of time zones or destinations. Yet as a truly global airline we understand that beyond superior service, travelers also want to enjoy the journey of discovery, exploring new tastes and cuisines.

"That is why we've traveled the world to assemble a team of culinary experts to offer our passengers the very best dining experience available in the sky," added Al Baker, himself an admirer of food from different parts of the world," Al Baker added.

Having been selected to create a unique and diverse menu for all international flights, the renowned chefs spent several months adapting and testing their specialties for Qatar Airways' passengers.

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