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Setting culinary standards: KLM Airlines to serve soup on board

written by EatOut 23rd July 2014

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be serving soup as a first course in World Business Class beginning this month.

The vegetarian soup will be offered as an alternative option to the standard starter on the World Business Class menu.The soup will also be part of the selection in World Business Class Express Service.

In addition to a full three-course menu or a selection of bread rolls or canapés, passengers can now opt for a bowl of soup.

This comes a little after KLM announced the start of a long-term collaboration with prize-winning Brazilian chef Rodrigo Oliveira. KLM is now serving meals designed by him on its flights from Brazil to Amsterdam.

KLM will work to the best of its ability to use seasonal products and will begin with yellow pepper soup which will be prepared fresh daily. For years now, KLM has been offering meals in World Business Class created by a variety of leading Dutch chefs.

KLM will serve meals by Sergio Herman in World Business Class until the end of September.

Research has shown that passengers appreciate a choice of starters. In tests on board where soup was served as an alternative to the standard first course, the passengers appreciated the standard starter more than in flights that offered no choice.

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