Air Canada Partners with Chef David Hawksworth for Some Haute Cuisine in The Sky

Posted: Sep 08 2015

Expect to eat this west coast inspired menu on all Air Canada Business Class international flights starting in October 2015. As our girl Alexandra Donaldson explains, you'll actually want to.

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I don’t know about you but the thought of chowing down on airplane food, doesn’t really excite me. Not until last week, at least. Last week I was introduced to the culinary skills of Chef David HawksworthAir Canadas new culinary partner. Chef Hawksworth is based in Vancouver where he regularly serves up amazing dishes at his restaurant Hawksworth—but you might recognize him better as a guest judge on the season one finale of Food Network’s Top Chef Canada.

air canada and Chef Hawksworth


Now you can taste Chef Hawksworth’s food by travelling to Vancouver—or pretty much anywhere else. As the new culinary partner of Air Canada, the menu developed by Chef Hawksworth will be available on all Air Canada Business Class international flights starting October 1, 2015. Craig Landry, Vice President of Marketing at Air Canada says, “As a proud Canadian brand, we see the opportunity to showcase the very best of Canadian-influenced menus designed by one of Canada’s most respected and award-winning Chefs.”

air canada and Chef Hawksworth


But now for the food! First off, it’s good. Getting to try bite-size samples of the menu has made me a believer in good quality and good-tasting airplane food. The menu is inspired by Hawksworth’s west coast home and includes dishes like yellowfin tuna tataki with puffed rice, tamari roasted sablefish with bok choy and brown rice, and an amazing dark chocolate fondant dessert served with blackberry compote. Expect to see some other dishes added to the menu—the BBQ chicken was a personal favourite!

If this is the future of airplane food, I might just become a world traveller.


(Article contributed by Alexandra Donaldson)


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