Take a sneak peek into the kitchen to find out how the team behind Singapore Airlines’ Deliciously Wholesome inflight dining choices pairs wholesome ingredients together, creating healthy yet tasty meals for passengers.
Designed with the health-conscious traveller in mind and currently available on selected Singapore Airlines flights, Deliciously Wholesome meals were created in consultation with world-acclaimed chefs from the airline’s International Culinary Panel, and nutrition expert Ms Mayura Mohta.
In a continuous bid to see how the airline can enhance its inflight dining experience, Singapore Airlines not only researches on the latest food trends, but also listens to customer feedback.
In the video, Singapore Airlines’ Divisional Vice President Customer Experience, Ms Betty Wong, reveals that in the process of creating the new menu, the airline involved customers in focus groups to understand what they would like and even invited frequent flyers for tasting sessions.
The team discovered that although more nutritious options are trending, many people associate healthy eating with a compromise on taste. Hence, Ms Wong says they challenged themselves to develop meals that are not only nutritious, but also deliciously wholesome.
Singapore Airlines International Culinary Panel Chef Matt Moran also gives us a behind-the-scenes peek into the kitchen, where he shows us how he pairs complementary ingredients. As he places chunks of hot-smoked Tasmanian trout on a bed of watercress, he says enthusiastically: “People care about what they put in their mouth.”
Along the same vein, Ms Mohta, who authored The Heart Smart Oil Free Cookbook and The Wholefood Kitchen – Naturally Nourishing Meals for a Healthy Lifestyle, shares that the new dining options are packed with flavour and nutrients from a wide range of whole foods and “superfoods”. From her experience working with Singapore Airlines, it was clear to her that the airlines’ focus is not just about making flights enjoyable, but also on customers’ well-being and nourishment. As she sums up succinctly at the end of the video: “Allow SIA to take care of you.”
This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.