21 October 2015

KLM World Business Class flights out of Amsterdam to feature meals by three-star chef Jacob Jan Boerma

Source: KLM. Boerma.
From 25 October 2015, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines begins serving meals by Jacob Jan Boerma, a Dutch three-star chef, in World Business Class on flights out of Amsterdam*. Boerma is the first chef to enrich the KLM kitchen for a whole year.

"KLM is once again proud to work with a chef from a Michelin three-star restaurant. This time it is Jacob Jan Boerma of restaurant De Leest in Vaassen who will be providing delicious meals with entirely their own signature. KLM’s World Business Class passengers have always appreciated the meals designed by our top chefs and I fully expect Jacob Jan’s menus to delight our customers," said Miriam Kartman, KLM Executive Vice President Inflight Services.

"It is a fantastic challenge to work with KLM, one of the greatest airlines in the world! I am very much looking forward to welcoming you to personally experience the menus at high altitude. The meals have been carefully compiled with KLM. I hope I can treat you to a culinary surprise!" said Boerma.

KLM has been serving meals by leading Dutch chefs in World Business Class for many years. By working with top chefs, KLM continues its promotion of the culinary world on board. The tableware is designed by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, which perfectly matches KLM’s “International Dutch” product vision. Past meals were designed by Cees Helder, Margot Janse, Sergio Herman, Richard Ekkebus, Mario Ridder, Richard van Oostenbrugge and Jonnie Boer.

Source: KLM. Boerma has created four different menus for KLM.

Boerma and Kim Veldman opened restaurant De Leest in 2002. The restaurant received its first Michelin Star in 2003, its second in 2007 and, in 2014, the ultimate achievement, its third Michelin Star. The cuisine is French with cosmopolitan influences. Fresh elements are prominent and the restaurant stands out for its use of local, often organic produce. Jacob Jan will open his own restaurant at Amsterdam’s newly renovated Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in 2016.

*KLM flights between Asia and the Middle East transit in Amsterdam.