Qatar Airways introduces Qatari meals onboard by Chef Aisha Al Tamimi

In partnership with the Ministry of Culture in Qatar, Qatar Airways brings national flavours to passengers onboard its flights and at its lounges.

Qatari Culinary Artist, Chef Aisha Al Tamimi. Image: Qatar Airways

Chef Aisha Al Tamimi, a leading culinary artist who received multiple accolades for her outstanding traditional dishes, has worked with the airline to develop a menu refresh.

Taking inspiration from the local culture in Qatar, Chef Aisha’s dishes will take passengers on a flavourful journey at 40,000 feet in the air. The local Qatari dishes will be available for passengers travelling on various routes including North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and GCC.

The Minister of Culture of the State of Qatar, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, stated that the partnership with Qatar Airways will showcase, embrace and promote the Qatari Culture on various fields across the airline.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “Food is a universal language that is appreciated by all travellers, and our country is admired for the aromatic flavours of its national dishes. Today, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, we are proud to bring a world-class Qatari Chef to our airline family. The new onboard meals will further elevate the travel experience, and bring passengers one step closer to what its like to dine in Qatar.”

Qatari Culinary Artist, Chef Aisha Al Tamimi, said: “Food is an integral part of every civilisation, and it is one of the tangible elements that brings pride to every citizen. In my partnership with Qatar Airways, I ensured that my dishes are authentic to the Qatari heritage that I am very proud of, and I am happy to bring my local cuisine onboard this impressive airline."

The airline’s Qatari menu refresh will introduce passengers to the culture of Qatar from a culinary perspective. Embracing the local ingredients, the airline has chosen to use Chef Aisha’s personally made spices for all the dishes. Her signature key ingredients include: cardamom, black pepper, salt, cumin, black lime, paprika and red chilli peppers.