gategourmet creates distinctive culinary experiences for the iryo passengers


Fitur 2024, the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, has been the setting where Gate Gourmet presented at the iryo stand its unique gastronomic proposal.

GLATTBRUG, Switzerland. January 30, 2024: The new brand Iryo began operating its high-speed rail services in Spain in November 2022, and since then, the Gate Gourmet team in Spain has been delighting the palates of travelers across the Spanish geography.

gategroup specializes in creating culinary connections. As an international leader in the culinary and hospitality travel industry, Gate Gourmet, understands the power that food has to connect people. Most social gatherings revolve around good food; food brings people together and allows us to live and share unique experiences. Gastronomy enables us to discover ancient cultures and traditions, bringing us closer to remote places through our most discerning sense, taste.

In this specific case, with Spanish cuisine as the guiding thread, using seasonal fresh products, dedication, and absolute respect for raw materials, Aitor Rodríguez, Executive Chef of Innovation & Culinary Excellence at Gate Gourmet Spain, gives his kitchen its own identity. A cuisine crafted from experience, with great talent and passion, seeking to offer an excellent culinary experience. No matter which part of the Spanish geography travelers head towards, iryo passengers will always be able to enjoy an unparalleled gastronomic experience.

Gate Gourmet has developed a distinctive gastronomic identity for iryo, creating personalized culinary experiences for passengers by combining the flavors of Spain with gastronomic innovation. The pillars on which this gastronomic identity is based are:

  • Spanish culinary heritage
  • Customization
  • Sustainability


Within the framework of Fitur 2024 in Madrid, Gate Gourmet had the opportunity to present this distinctive gastronomic philosophy at the iryo stand. During the exhibition days, Gate Gourmet provided culinary services at the iryo stand, offering visitors different menus and tapas that are currently part of the onboard menu on their trains. The Gate Gourmet barista team made a difference with their excellent hospitality services. As part of an entertaining and innovative program that Iryo offered to visitors at their booth, Gate Gourmet led several culinary workshops. Our chefs amazed the audience with a dessert show-cooking, and various tastings were arranged with some of our trusted suppliers. These included an original wine tasting by Gonzalez Byass, paired with excellent Ametller chocolates, a Bacardí cocktails masterclass, and a beer tasting by Mahou led by an excellent beer sommelier.

Gate Gourmet will continue creating menus that take iryo passengers on a unique sensory journey on every trip.

About gategroup

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 delivers operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving passengers from over 200 operating units in over 60 countries/territories across all continents. For further information, please visit