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Fiji Airways Gets Pacific Best Food And Beverage Award

2022 Passenger Choice Award By The AirlinePassenger Experience Association (APEX).
10 Jun 2022 09:15
Fiji Airways Gets Pacific Best Food And Beverage Award
Fiji Airways Executive Chef Richad Cross with Fiji Airways Cabin Crew, Lusiana and Waisea. Photo: Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, was awarded the 2022 Passenger Choice

Award for Best Food and Beverage in the South Pacific, by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX).

 

Fiji’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Jitoko Tikolevu, accepted the award on behalf of the airline at an award ceremony in Dublin, Ireland, on Wednesday.

Fiji’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Jitoko Tikolevu, accepting the award from APEX CEO Joe Leader on behalf of Fiji Airways. Photo: Fiji Airways

Fiji’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Jitoko Tikolevu, accepting the award from APEX CEO Joe Leader on behalf of Fiji Airways. Photo: Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andre Viljoen, welcomed the regional culinary recognition.

“This recognition represents almost 24 months of care and commitment from our Fiji Airways family to take our service to an entirely new level,” Mr Viljoen said.

“Fiji is open.”

 

“Travelling to our islands has never been better.”

“We’re grateful to APEX and our customers for this recognition of our new in-flight menu.”

He said the dining experience to equal parts phenomenal and uniquely Fijian.

“If you haven’t tried our kava ice cream –– you must!”

 

Fiji Airways launched its new award-winning Business Class menu with multi- award-winning Chef Richard Cross earlier this year, taking the airline’s catering to new heights.

 

Launch

Fiji Airways launched its new award-winning business class menu with multi-award-winning chef, Richard Cross, earlier this year, taking the airline’s catering to new heights.

A highlight of the new in-flight dessert menu includes Chef Cross’s signature kava and cinnamon ice cream, cookies and cream banoffee parfait, and bittersweet chocolate panna cotta.

Showcasing home-grown vegetables in a new light, modern cooking and preservation techniques have been used to transform the likes of cassava, sweet potato, dalo and plantain into edible garnishes enjoyed in fine-dining restaurants.

 

Mr Cross runs regular workshops with cabin crew trainers at the air- line’s Aviation Academy in Nadi, where he provides hands-on training for Fiji Airways Cabin Crew.

To ensure they can confidently execute the new techniques, and deliver an elevated on-board dining experience.

He works directly with the crew on flights to ensure that the airline’s dining experience is consistent.

The airline is working on a number of enhancements in other key areas, which will further enrich guest experience with Fiji Airways.

Source: Fiji Airways

 

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