British Airways has partnered with Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge for its inflight menu.
Called Speedbird Café, the new menu focuses on British provenance with items such as a Ploughman’s sandwich and warm pies.
The line-up features: Warm Steak & Ale Pie (£4.50); Ham Hock & Smoked Cheddar Sandwich (£4.10); vegan Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Wrap (£4.20); Chicken, Bacon & Celery Brioche; Chicken & Bacon Baguette (£4.50); and a vegetarian Brie Ploughman’s Sandwich (£4.20).
Available to those in Euro Traveller, all gourmet food items must be pre-purchased up to 12 hours before departure. This aids the airline in its efforts to reduce onboard waste as part of its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050, it said.
British Airways will continue to offer complimentary refreshments introduced in response to the pandemic, comprising a bottle of water and a snack, such as a breakfast bar or crisps.
“In addition, we also wanted to offer more choice and the ability to buy something more substantial. After a successful partnership with M&S, we have teamed up with another British favourite, chef Tom Kerridge,” said Carolina Martinoli, director of brand and customer experience at British Airways.
“Our expert teams worked closely with Tom to create delicious British staples for our short haul menu. We know how popular the menus that Tom designed for our centenary were with our customers, so we are delighted to be working with him again and can’t wait for our customers to experience his fantastic new food at 35,000 ft.”
The airline will also be moving to the next phase of its on-board catering experience in Club Europe and on all long-haul flights from 20 January, following the temporary introduction of minimum-contact meal boxes. British Airway’s culinary teams have been working with caterers, Do&Co, to develop new menus in its Club Europe and all other long-haul cabins, as well as adapting a meal service to reintroduce china and glassware.