Qatar Airways and gategroup, a global food and hospitality company offering a full spectrum of culinary experiences and services for all tastes, have signed a new catering partnership to elevate inflight dining.
The new Business Management Agreement will see the companies collaborate on passenger dining experiences, sourcing and procurement, healthy eating, as well as sustainability. This partnership with gategroup will 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.
“This partnership with gategroup will 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,” Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, said.
Christoph Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer of gategroup 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 and will contribute to the development of a dedicated culinary studio for Qatar Airways, which will facilitate 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.
The elevation of culinary quality will be underpinned by robust processes around menu development, efficiency in production and systematic monitoring of food quality, taste and appearance. Through this collaboration, the airline will explore additional revenue streams and optimise operational and commercial efficiencies.
This partnership conveys an exciting blend of culinary creativity and best in-class operations that will mark the next era of Qatar Airways’ inflight offerings.