To celebrate 20 years on the Singapore-Doha route, Qatar Airways collaborates with Chef Ton for a special business class menu.
SINGAPORE – In celebration of its 20th Anniversary operating the Singapore – Doha route this December, Qatar Airways announced an exclusive collaboration with Thai celebrity chef, Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn or “Chef Ton”, to launch a business class menu of Thai-inspired signature dishes for flight services between Singapore and Doha.
Mr Jared Lee, Qatar Airways’ Vice President, Sales, Southeast Asia & Southwest Pacific said, “Qatar Airways celebrates a key milestone this December as we commemorate 20 years of serving Singapore. We would like to thank all our passengers and key partners for their continuous support. As one of Asia’s key aviation hubs, Singapore is a very important market to Qatar Airways where the route is serviced by our award-winning Qsuite business class, and we have a dedicated Qatar Airways premium lounge at Changi Airport to serve the local market better; It’s one of the five self-operated premium lounges in the world outside of our Doha hub. With this celebratory menu, we strive to bring the best onboard experience to delight our passengers, as we remain committed to serving Singapore.”
Curated by Chef Ton, best known as the Thai culinary genius behind Asia’s number one and number three restaurants, Le Du (Michelin-star) and Nusara, from the prestigious Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants list, this celebratory menu features entrees, main courses and dessert, available to all business class passengers starting December 2023.
As the ten-time winner of Skytrax World’s Best Business Class, the airline continues to evolve its onboard experience with a focus on offering the best inflight dining and exciting culinary collaborations with celebrity chefs and dining establishments worldwide.
Qatar Airways Vice President of Catering Services, Mr Shashank Bhardwaj, said, “Striving to be the best has always been in Qatar Airways’ DNA, as it is part of our mission to constantly innovate and provide our passengers with the best inflight experience. It is crucial we upkeep our reputation as the ten-time winner of the Skytrax World’s Best Business Class award, and our catering team is always working to bring in the world’s best for special menu collaborations. Qatar Airways is, therefore, very excited to present this exclusive menu by Chef Ton, one of Asia’s best, to delight our passengers in Singapore and beyond.”
Chef Ton said, “Working with Qatar Airways is indeed an honour because not only do I get to work with one of the world’s best airlines, this collaboration also helps fulfil my lifelong passion of elevating Thai cuisine to a global audience. Curating a special menu for Qatar Airways business class allows me to share my love for Thai food and its unique flavours from different regions in Thailand. I hope Qatar Airways passengers will enjoy the menu as much as I do.”
Chef Ton’s menu features a mix of newly-created dishes as well as signature classics from Le Du and Nusara. Passengers can look forward to the iconic Le Du Prawn dish and Sago dessert onboard as well as the Crab Curry from Nusara, while the Tuna appetizer and Wagyu Short Rib are specially created by Chef Ton for the exclusive Qatar Airways Business Class Menu.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Best Business Class Airline’ at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.