Skehan has been working with the airline for a year to develop a new approach to inflight dining. This month, new “Dine with Donal” dishes will debut in the Upper Class cabins and airport Clubhouses, followed by Premium and Economy cabins next year.
This is Skehan’s first airline collaboration and the dishes take inspiration from his best-selling cookbooks and experiences traveling the world. He is a regular host on BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen and regularly appears on The Today Show on NBC. The new menu items feature sustainably sourced fish, meat and vegetables — building on Virgin Atlantic’s sustainability work. Earlier this year, Virgin Atlantic introduced a “Mile High Tea,” designed by master pâtissier Eric Landlard for the Clubhouses, and all cabins onboard. The latest partnership builds on Virgin’s aim to be “the airline that doesn’t serve airline food.”