Qatar Airways, Gategroup Ink In-flight Catering Pact

Qatar Airways and Gategroup have a new catering partnership to elevate in-flight dining, structured through a Business Management Agreement that will see collaboration on passenger dining experiences, sourcing and procurement, healthy eating, and sustainability.

Qatar Airways’ commitment to global aviation excellence will be reinforced by Gategroup’s expertise in menu design, culinary concepts and operational excellence.

This partnership with Gategroup is expected to amplify the Qatar Airways brand by delivering refined culinary experiences for our guests, inflight and on the ground in our world-class lounges at Hamad International Airport.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer said: “This partnership with Gategroup will amplify the Qatar Airways brand by delivering refined culinary experiences for our guests, in-flight and on the ground in our world-class lounges at Hamad International Airport.”

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Chief Executive Officer of Gategroup Mr Christoph Schmitz said: “We are genuinely honoured to walk this path alongside Qatar Airways. It is a journey of discovery, growth, and immense potential, and we firmly believe in the transformative power of collaboration, where two companies come together with shared visions and values to craft something truly outstanding.”

Gategroup’s culinary team will be based in Doha. It will contribute to developing a dedicated culinary studio for Qatar Airways, facilitating innovation, co-creation and efficient menu design. The new culinary creations will focus on high-quality ingredients, health and nutrition, incorporating local produce with a view to sustainable sourcing, authenticity and supporting local businesses.

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Robust processes around menu development, efficiency in production and systematic monitoring of food quality, taste and appearance will underpin the elevation of culinary quality.

 

Wole Shadare