Finnair announces Signature Chef collaboration with DeAille Tam

FInnair collaborate with Chef DeAille Tam to bring modern and fresh Chinese flavours to its Business Class customers traveling on all Finnair’s flights from Hong Kong to Helsinki.  Chef Tam has designed a series of dishes which will be available onboard its flights starting from 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 meet west in a delicious, fresh form.

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

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


In addition to Hong Kong, the new inflight menu will also be made available on the airline’s flights out of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Xi’an in Greater China.


The first menu includes a starter and a main dish:


*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 Unites States, who have all created their own Signature Menus for Finnair’s business class.

Images of Finnair’s Signature Chef Tam and her new menu are available here:

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