The national flag carrier of Turkey wants to make you a tasty in-flight meal once again.
Turkish Airlines has announced the return of its in-flight chef service, serving passengers on long-distance flights of eight hours or longer. The airline explained that the meals are gourmet dishes prepared by the airline’s dedicated Flying Chefs, which are all prepared at restaurant quality in the skies.
“Throughout the past year, we’ve had to make many adjustments to our product and service offerings to protect the health and safety of our passengers and employees,” Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, M. Ilker Ayci, shared in a statement. “Our award-winning dining service and Flying Chefs program is a distinguishing aspect of the airline and we are happy to reintroduce this to our worldwide guests to make the flight experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.”
The Flying Chefs and yum dishes
According to the airline, The Flying Chefs were each selected by the airline based on a “diverse set of culinary and customer-service driven skills” and are responsible for “cooking and overseeing food preparation using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients.”
Dishes include breakfast items like honeycomb from Erzincan with “kaymak” clotted cream from Afyon and Anatolian style spicy pepper and tomato spread, and dinner options like grilled Turkish style meatballs with sautéed zucchini and roasted red pepper and bulgur pilaf, or “Manti,” a homemade Turkish ravioli with minced beef, tomato sauce and yogurt.
More in-flight services
In addition to this award-winning food service, Turkish Airlines has now resumed its other in-flight services also, including serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, fresh juices, and “Fly Good, Feel Good” wellness teas. And, it will continue to distribute its “Hygiene Kits” that contain a face mask, disinfectant, and antiseptic tissue to help everyone feel a bit more comfortable flying again.