Finnair announces Signature Chef collaboration with DeAille Tam ·

Finnair announces Signature Chef collaboration with DeAille Tam

Finnair today announced it will collaborate with Chef DeAille Tam to bring modern and fresh Chinese flavors for its business class customers traveling on all Finnair routes from Greater China to Helsinki.

Chef Tam has designed a series of dishes, which will be served exclusively in Finnair´s business class on all long-haul flights from Greater China to Helsinki as of December 5, 2019.

DeAille Tam, who was born in Hong Kong, is an award-winning chef, whose work has taken her to top restaurants on three continents. She was the first female chef to receive a Michelin star in 2018 in China, and she has created culinary experiences for several international brands. The tasty dishes created by DeAille form a modern Chinese-inspired menu where East meets West in a delicious, fresh form.

“One of my passions is to bring Chinese cuisine to a broader audience,” says Chef DeAille Tam. “My mission is to give people an experience when they eat, a memory to keep. I think the aircraft is a perfect place for this.”

“We are excited to collaborate with Chef Tam as she treats every flavor and every dish like a culinary adventure,” says Maarit Keränen, Head of Inflight Food & Beverage Concepts at Finnair.  “Our Signature Chef program honors the cuisines of our key markets, and we are proud to have Chef Tam’s menu as a part of our Finnair experience.”

The first menu includes a starter and a main dish: 

  • Starter
  • Drunken Prawns
  • Tomato Gelée, Peas, Taro Crisp, Garlic Crema
  • Main Course
  • Ribeye Steak
  • Black Pepper Jam, Caramelized Honey, Pickled Chinese Pepper, Sweet Potato, Watercress Nage

Finnair began its Signature Chef program in 2013 and has since worked with a series of acclaimed chefs from Finland, Japan, China, Korea, and the United States, who have all created their own Signature Menus for Finnair’s business class.

Finnair currently operates to seven major airports in Greater China: Beijing Capital, Beijing Daxing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Xián and Hong Kong.

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About Finnair
Finnair is a network airline specialising in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe. Helsinki’s geographical location gives Finnair a competitive advantage, since the fastest connections between many European destinations and Asian megacities fly over Finland. Finnair flies to 19 destinations in Asia, 8 in North America and over 100 destinations in Europe. Finnair is the only Nordic network carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking and a member of the oneworld alliance. In 2018, Finnair’s revenues amounted to EUR 2.834 million and it carried over 13 million passengers. Finnair Plc’s shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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