From 25 October 2015, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines begins serving meals by the Dutch three-star chef, Jacob Jan Boerma, in World Business Class on flights out of Amsterdam. Boerma is the first chef to enrich the KLM kitchen for a whole year.
“KLM is once again proud to work with a chef from a Michelin three-star restaurant. This time it is Jacob Jan Boerma of restaurant De Leest in Vaassen who will be providing delicious meals with entirely their own signature. KLM’s World Business Class passengers have always appreciated the meals designed by our top chefs and I fully expect Jacob Jan’s menus to delight our customers,” said Miriam Kartman, KLM Executive Vice President Inflight Services.
“It is a fantastic challenge to work with KLM, one of the greatest airlines in the world! I am very much looking forward to welcoming you to personally experience the menus at high altitude. The meals have been carefully compiled with KLM. I hope I can treat you to a culinary surprise!” said Jacob Jan Boerma, Dutch 3-star chef.
KLM has been serving meals by leading Dutch chefs in World Business Class for many years. By working with top chefs, KLM continues its promotion of the culinary world on board. The tableware is designed by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, which perfectly matches KLM’s “International Dutch” product vision. Past meals were designed by Cees Helder, Margot Janse, Sergio Herman, Richard Ekkebus, Mario Ridder, Richard van Oostenbrugge and Jonnie Boer.
Jacob Jan has compiled four different menus, all of which seamlessly match the quality of KLM.
About AIR FRANCE KLM
Air France, with its regional subsidiary HOP! operates 1,500 daily flights in France, Europe and worldwide. Its fleet comprises 348 aircraft in operation.
Since 2004, Air France and KLM have formed a major player in the air transport industry. The two airlines operate the leading long-haul network on departure from Europe. In 2014, Air France and KLM carried 87.3 million passengers.
The two airlines currently offer their customers access to a network covering 231 destinations in close to 100 countries from their hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Their Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is leader in Europe and has over 24.5 million members.
Air France and KLM and their partners Delta and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint venture with over 250 daily flights. Air France and KLM are members of the SkyTeam alliance, which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of 16,323 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.