Finnair launches Signature Chef cooperation for flights from Seoul to Helsinki

Finnair continues its Signature Chef program and is, for the first time, featuring a a signature menu designed by a Korean chef.

Finnair Corporate Sales Manager and Acting General Manager Australia, Sanna Ruuskanen said the new menu, created by acclaimed Korean Chef, Sung-Yeol Nam is now available in business class on Finnair’s flights from Seoul to Helsinki.

Seoul-based Chef Nam has created a menu which represents his food philosophy of traditional Korean food with a modern twist, focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients.

In the first menu, available May to July 2018, Finnair customers can enjoy beef rolls with young greens as an appetiser, followed by a main course with seabass Jeon served with grilled spring onion and Romanesco sauce.

“I have found my inspiration from the ingredients and the food I grew up with,” said Chef Nam.

“I hope that my dishes will bring joy and comfort for those longing for home, but also appeal to those who are not so familiar with Korean cuisine.”

Finnair, which celebrates 10 years of flying Helsinki to Seoul in 2018, offers fares from Australia via Seoul to Europe in conjunction with partner carriers.

“I am delighted that we can celebrate it together with our customers with the beautiful menu created by Chef Nam,” said Finnair Head of Inflight Service, Maarit Keränen.

Finnair started its Signature Chef program in 2013 and has worked since then with a series of acclaimed chefs, who have created their own Signature Menus for Finnair’s business class. 

Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners to 19 destinations in Asia and seven in the Americas plus more than 100 Europe destinations.

Finnair was named Best International Airline – Offline in the prestigious 2017 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards for the fifth consecutive year and is a finalist for 2018.

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