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Amstelveen,
02
December
2013

KLM and Sergio Herman renew partnership

Summary

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines serves meals created by Sergio Herman in World Business Class as of 1 December 2013. This is the second time that KLM has teamed up with this top chef, who owns and runs the restaurants Oud Sluis in Sluis, Pure C in Cadzand and The Jane in Antwerp.

KLM is very pleased with this new partnership with Sergio Herman. This Dutch master chef is a perfect match with KLM, because his dishes are rooted in Dutch tradition, but also have an international flair. Our top chefs keep taking us to greater heights, developing superb menus for our WBC passengers.
Paul Elich - Executive Vice President Inflight Servicesl
It is an honour to be asked to create menus for KLM’s World Business Class a second time. I worked with my chefs Nick Bril of The Jane and Syrco Bakker of Pure C to create varied menus that have our specific touch and reflect the dishes served at our restaurants.’
Sergio Herman - Chef

KLM has a longstanding tradition of asking leading Dutch chefs to create meals for its World Business Class passengers, as part of its pledge to keep investing in service on board. Previously, KLM served meals created by Jonnie Boer, Richard Ekkebus and Onno Kokmeijer. Sergio Herman’s previous dishes for KLM proved so popular that the partnership has been renewed.

Sergio Herman’s meals will be served in World Business Class on flights out of Amsterdam from 1 December 2013 until the end of September 2014.

About Sergio Herman
Sergio Herman (1970) is chef and owner of the restaurant Oud Sluis in the town of Sluis in Zeeland province. His restaurant has been awarded three Michelin stars and is ranked 35th on San Pellegrino’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Earlier this year, Herman announced that he intended to close Oud Sluis for good on 22 December 2013. From 2014, he will focus on his second restaurant, Pure C, which is located in the dunes near the coastal village of Cadzand in Zeeland province. During the course of 2014, he will also turn his attention to The Jane and The Upper Room Bar in Antwerp.

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About KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.

In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.

KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.

About SkyTeam
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.

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