Swiss extends with Gate Gourmet until 2022
ZURICH Glattbrugg, February 28, 2019
Gate Gourmet has further strengthened its long-term relationship with Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. (SWISS), the national carrier of Switzerland, with the signing of a new contract that extends to 2022. Gate Gourmet and SWISS have been close partners at the airline and caterer's home base at Kloten Airport in Zurich for many years and this new contract extension further underscores the excellent quality track record created through the years.
Among the recent successes of the partnership was the introduction of the award-winning SWISS Taste of Switzerland concept where top chefs create seasonal dishes from across the Swiss regions for First and Business Class guests. Menus change every three months when the creations of selected guest chefs feature seasonal ingredients with a distinct Swiss heritage.
Gate Gourmet has worked closely with SWISS and the guest chefs to create dishes to their recipes so that they taste just as sophisticated above the clouds as they do in a gourmet restaurant. As a result, the "International Travel Catering Association" has awarded the SWISS Taste of Switzerland concept its Mercury Award.
Operating from both Zurich and Geneva, Gate Gourmet will continue to design and develop fresh and varied meals across the airline's first, business and economy classes on all its 100+ international routes from Switzerland.
Gate Gourmet will continue to invest in resources and people to deliver ongoing innovation across all areas of the airlines' inflight catering.
"We are very proud of our long-term relationship with the national carrier of our home country and we are delighted they have put their trust in us until 2022," says gategroup's CEO Xavier Rossinyol. "Delivering a top-quality product across all classes, consistently, and showcasing the work of the country's talented chefs enables us maintain Swiss' reputation for delivering a top-notch customer experience."
gategroup is the global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. gategroup provides passengers with superior culinary and retail experiences, leveraging innovation and advanced technology solutions. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, gategroup deliver operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving more than 700 million passengers annually from over 200 operating units in 60 countries/territories across all continents. In 2017, gategroup reached CHF 4.6 billion in revenues generated by approximately 43,000 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit www.gategroup.com
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