KLM Working with Top Brazilian Chef Rodrigo Oliveira
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is now serving meals designed by prize-winning Brazilian chef, Rodrigo Oliveira, on its flights from Brazil to Amsterdam. Exceptionally, meals by this top chef will be served in both Business and Economy Class onboard KLM flights.
KLM is proud to announce the start of a long-term collaboration with Rodrigo Oliveira. His philosophy corresponds with KLM’s views on sustainability. Rodrigo only uses local, seasonal ingredients.
My biggest motivation was the challenge to translate our cuisine to the world of aviation. The high standards that KLM demands convinced me that this was the ideal moment to introduce our cuisine to a diverse, vast and global public.
KLM has been serving meals by leading top chefs in World Business Class for many years. Working with top chefs and sommeliers is one way KLM continually invests in its onboard service. The World Business Class meals currently served on flights from Amsterdam are designed by top chef Sergio Herman of the restaurant The Jane in Antwerp.
Rodrigo Oliveira is the chef and owner of the renowned São Paulo restaurant Mocotó, whose superb Brazilian cuisine has been awarded two stars by the Guia 4 Rodas. Rodrigo was voted Brazil’s Chef of the Year and won the Best New Restaurant Award with Mocotó in the same year.
Brazil is an important growth market for KLM, particularly through its recently launched, close partnership with the airline GOL. By entering into a collaboration with this new top chef, KLM is preparing to harness the benefits forthcoming major sporting events will bring: the football World Cup in June and July of this year and the 2016 Olympic games. South American cuisine is extremely popular and accessible to a wide range of tastes.
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.
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.