Air Canada Partners With Montreal-Based Chef Jérôme Ferrer

Montreal-based chef Jérôme Ferrer is joining Canadian Chefs David Hawksworth, Antonio Park and Vikram Vij in designing meals for select international flights with Air Canada.

Meals by Ferrer will be offered to Premium Economy and Economy Class customers on all flights departing Canada for Europe and Asia, as well as Australia and South America once these flights resume.

"It is an honour for us to partner with the internationally renowned and talented Chef Jérôme 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 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."

Ferrer is a member of the Académie Culinaire de France and holds the title of Maître Cuisinier de France. He is the culinary mastermind behind acclaimed restaurant Jérôme Ferrer par Europea in Montreal, one of only two Les Grandes Tables du Monde listed restaurants in the city.

"This is a very exciting moment for me!" said 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."

Chef Jérôme Ferrer

AC suspended most onboard services in MAR due to the coronavirus pandemic. The airline says it will resume an enhanced meal service planned by its panel of Canadian chefs in Signature Class in late JUL.

Here's a summary of where each of the chef-designed meals will be served:

  • Chef David Hawksworth's Canadian-themed dishes will be showcased in Signature Class on flights to Europe and Israel, as well as to Australia when those flights resume;
  • Chef Antonio Park's meals will be featured in Signature Class on flights to Asia and South America, once those flights resume, and in Signature Class within North America. For the first time, meals designed by Park will also be introduced in Business Class – North America;
  • Chef Jérôme Ferrer's meals will be presented in Premium Economy and Economy Class on international flights departing Canada;
  • Chef Vikram Vij's creations will be featured on flights to India when those flights are able to resume.

Menu details for all cabins and flights will be made available at aircanada.com later in JUL and via the Air Canada App early AUG.

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