Chef Hawksworth elevates Air Canada’s food offerings to new heights


Chef David Hawksworth is proud to partner with Air Canada to design signature dishes that will be exclusively featured on Air Canada flights in International Business Class and in its Maple Leaf Lounges beginning this fall.

Chef Hawksworth has been working with Air Canada’s flight caterers to create a selection of mouth-watering mains and delicious desserts that take his personal philosophy of contemporary Canadian cuisine to new heights.

“As a proud Canadian brand, we see the opportunity to showcase the very best of Canadian-influenced menus designed by one of Canada’s most respected and award-winning Chefs,” said Craig Landry, Vice-President, Marketing at Air Canada.

Appetizer highlights include yellowfin tuna tataki, poached prawns, smoked trout or smoked duck breast. Creative options for mains include tamari roasted sablefish or grilled chicken with chickpea panisse, asparagus and chimmichurri. A dark chocolate fondant paired with blackberry compote is the sweet treat for dessert.

“My team and I are relishing the unique challenge of developing dishes that can be enjoyed at 35,000 feet,” says Chef David Hawksworth. “It’s an honour and a pleasure to be invited by Air Canada to share my concept of Canadian cuisine and to create compelling dishes for their passengers that will showcase the very best of our region. I look forward to taking my personal culinary philosophy to new heights with Air Canada.”