Canada’s biggest airline has another famous chef aboard.
Air Canada announced today a new partnership with Montreal’s renowned chef Jerome Ferrer, who will create meals for the premium economy and Economy Class passengers on all flights leaving Canada to Europe and Asia as well as Australia as well as South America once these flights return.
Chef Ferrer will join famous Canadian chefs David Hawksworth, Antonio Park, and Vikram Vij whose meals will be served once again in Air Canada flights beginning later this month when Air Canada begins the process of restoring its prestigious in-flight service program.
“It is an honor for us to partner with the internationally renowned and talented Chef Jerome Ferrer,” said Andrew Yiu, Vice-President – Product at Air Canada. “Chef Ferrer is known for his sustainable, imaginative, global yet Canadian approach to food, and he becomes the fourth member of Air Canada’s panel of distinguished Canadian culinary talent.
We look forward to presenting his unique, innovative creations to customers traveling in Premium Economy and Economy Class on our international flights departing Canada. We are the first North American airline to partner with a celebrated chef to curate complimentary meals in Economy Class, affirming our ongoing commitment to customer service excellence and continuous investment in all of our products and services.”
“This is a very exciting moment for me!” declared Chef Ferrer. “As an international chef, it’s a great privilege to become a culinary ambassador and share my cuisine with Air Canada’s customers, but also to be part of their journey.
I can’t wait to share my savoir-faire, my creativity and transport you on my culinary odyssey. Who knows, we may have the opportunity to meet onboard somewhere around the world on Air Canada’s wings.”
In one of its first responses as a first response COVID-19, Air Canada in March stopped all the onboard service.
At the end of July, Air Canada will resume an improved meal service that is being planned with its team of famous Canadian chefs from Signature Class. The first time Signature Class will offer food prepared by chefs prepared by chef Park will be available within Business Class – North America:
Chef David Hawksworth’s Canadian-inspired dishes will be on display at Signature Class on flights to Europe and Israel as well as to Australia as flights begin.
Chef Antonio Park’s dishes will be included on Signature Class on flights to Asia and South America, once those flights resume. The same will be available as part of Signature Class and Business Class within North America
The meals of Chef Jerome Ferrer will be served in Economy and Premium Class for international flights that depart Canada
Chef Vikram Chef Vij’s creations will be included during flights from India as soon as the flights can resume.
Inflight meals are limited on flights in economy Class aboard North American flights greater than two hours. They will be reinstated on a pre-order basis.
All meals served on Air Canada flights will be served in a custom-designed paper container in accordance with current service procedures that streamline interactions. Air Canada is working closely with suppliers to ensure that the most sustainable packaging is employed whenever feasible. Customers will also have access to the option of more alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages that are adapted to the flight and cabin.
Menu information for all flights and cabins will be posted on aircanada.com in the latter part of July, as well as on Air Canada App later in July. Air Canada App early August.
About Chef Jerome Ferrer
Jerome Ferrer immigrated to Canada in the year 2011 to settle in Canada. A highly accomplished executive chef Ferrer is an active participant in the Academie Culinaire de France and is a Maitre Cuisinier de France.
He is the chef-in-chief behind the acclaimed eatery Jerome Ferrer par Europea which is one of Montreal’s most renowned best dining establishments and one of only the two Les Grandes Tables du Monde designated restaurants in the city.
His innovative approach to exquisite food, with its distinct style and playful attitude, has drawn celebrity diners from all over the globe.