Gulf Air to offer five-star taste for first class passengers

Gulf Air serves up first class fare.

Gulf Air has unveiled plans to introduce qualified five-star chefs onboard flights for its First Class service.

This will give customers the choice, quality and individual attention associated with five-star hotels and international-standard fine dining restaurants, Gulf Air president and chief executive, James Hogan said.

As a first phase in unprecedented changes to re-establish Gulf Air as the region's leading airline, Hogan said the chefs were being recruited from five-star hotels and restaurants from all over the world to add a new dimension to the airline's First Class service.

Hogan said customers would immediately be able to appreciate the difference, whether it's the salads being freshly tossed and dressed chairside, or meals being hand delivered cooked to the chosen taste of the customer, plus presented to illustrate the talent and flair of the inflight chef.

Also part of the service will be a chef's dessert buffet with an extended choice of desserts individually plated and presented to a customer's expressed taste.

Gulf Air will also introduce a "Dine on Demand" option on night flights in a move that is unique to the Middle East.

The service will be introduced initially on routes to London from September 6.