Asiana Airlines to offer gourmet meal service from Le Cordon Bleu-trained cabin crew

Asiana Airlines to offer gourmet meal service from Le Cordon Bleu-trained cabin crew

Passengers traveling in first or business class on some flights operated by Korean carrier Asiana Airlines may have their inflight meals prepared by flight attendants trained as chefs and sommeliers, according to PAX International.

Once each month, Asiana flights from the airline's hub at Incheon International Airport to Los Angeles and Frankfurt will be staffed with a cabin crew that has been trained at Le Cordon Bleu culinary academies in Sydney, Ottawa and Paris and at wine school Cafa Formitions.

During the inflight meal service, flight attendants will wear chef uniforms and serve canapes and lamb chops. Beverage service will include knowledgeable flight attendants offering advice on wine pairings.

"The new service was planned in order to meet the needs of business passengers and their high interest in cuisine," Tae-keun Han, service sector senior vice president of Asiana, told the source. "We will expand this service to the New York route by the end of the year and we will also increase the number of this specialized team in which the service will become one of the representative services of Asiana Airlines."

By Christopher Straub

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