Chef DeAille Tam has been selected by Finnair to bring modern and fresh Chinese flavors
business class customers on all long-haul flights from Greater
China to Helsinki, starting 5 December 2019.
Born in Hong
Kong, Chef Tam's work has taken her to top
restaurants on three continents. She was the first female chef to
receive a Michelin star in 2018 in China, and she has created
culinary experiences for several international brands.
dishes created by Chef Tam form a modern Chinese-inspired menu
where East meets West in a delicious, fresh form.
my passions is to bring Chinese cuisine to a broader audience,”
said Chef Tam. “My mission is to give people an experience
when they eat, a memory to keep. I think the aircraft is a perfect
place for this.”
The first menu
includes a starter and a main dish:
Tomato Gelée, Peas, Taro Crisp, Garlic
Pepper Jam, Caramelized Honey, Pickled Chinese Pepper, Sweet
Potato, Watercress Nage
“We are excited to collaborate with Chef
Tam as she treats every flavor and every dish like a culinary
adventure,” said Maarit Keränen, Head of Inflight Food & Beverage
Concepts at Finnair. “Our Signature Chef program honors the
cuisines of our key markets, and we are proud to have Chef Tam’s
menu as a part of our Finnair experience.”
Finnair began its Signature Chef program in 2013
and has since worked with a series of acclaimed chefs from
Finland, Japan, China, Korea, and the United States.
Finnair currently operates to seven major
airports in Greater China: Beijing Capital, Beijing Daxing,
Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Xián and Hong Kong.