Wednesday 23rd May 2018

  • BonSoiree
  • VistaJet
  • Derek Freeman, director of Bon Soirée with Diego Sabino, VP of Private dining at VistaJet

Creating an unrivalled inflight menu for its Members.

VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, is partnering with Bon Soirée once more to create perfect menus on its flights departing from London.

Bon Soirée's ability to prepare and deliver its bespoke menus within the flexible times needed in flying privately, and a fruitful and established relationship were central to the decision to renew the contract, signed in February after a competitive pitch.

Located in the UK Home Counties, Bon Soirée started working with the Malta-based business aviation company in 2010, receiving its first formal contract in 2013 to serve many of the London-centric airports favoured by VistaJet clients.

"Bon Soirée's excellence in preparing and presenting high quality food, to suit a range of tastes throughout the world, and its flexibility in working with the most distinguished customers gave them a critical advantage when we were looking for the most appropriate VistaJet partner," commented Diego Sabino, Vice President of Private Dining at VistaJet.

"The quality of our on-board service is one of the key reasons our Members fly with us and regardless of the distance or destination, the food we serve is a vital component in creating a memorable experience," he added.

Expertise is at the core of Bon Soirée 40-strong team, which has just welcomed Consultant Chef Alan Bird, who joined the business after two decades at The Ivy and has already started to bring in specialist chefs to provide an ongoing new training programme.

Chef Bird, along with Bon Soirée Founder and Director Derek Freeman and Head Chef Alan Bell, has already started consulting with Mr Sabino's team on the new seasonal menu. "We want to make it as easy as possible for VistaJet's Cabin Hostesses to provide passengers with a seamless dining service, so we have come up with a unique food labelling system," said Derek. Alongside clear cooking instructions sit colour photos detailing the presentation of each dish and 14 allergens are assessed and marked accordingly.

"We are delighted to be entering our sixth year of collaboration with VistaJet.  The brand is synonymous with quality and style and their discerning clientele is renowned for their taste and knowledge. We are proud to be playing our part to ensure that passengers flying VistaJet from London enjoy a memorable dining experience."  

Signature dishes include Char-grilled Poussin Breast on Toast with Creamed Morels to start, followed by Sea Bass Provençal and a dessert of Rhubarb Parfait.

VistaJet will be exhibiting at EBACE in Geneva next week (28th-31st May) on Stand D69.

About Bon Soirée

Bon Soirée, based in Northchurch, Berkhamsted, has been providing fine dining catering for leading business aircraft operators in Europe and the Middle East for the last 21 years. The company was founded by Derek Freeman, who started his career at Michelin star dining restaurants and hotels in France, Switzerland and Bermuda before moving to luxury yachts working with affluent clients like the Getty family. The business includes a 'fine dining at home' offering and a popular artisan café, its front of house premises in Northchurch. Bon Soirée also sources from London's Michelin restaurants, including Nobu, Tamarind and Novikov in Mayfair should there be a specific client preference.

More Bon Soirée information and news at Bon Soirée.

About VistaJet

VistaJet is the first and only global business aviation company. On its fleet of over 70 silver and red business jets, VistaJet has flown corporations, governments and private clients to 187 countries, covering 96% of the world. Founded in 2004 by Thomas Flohr, the company pioneered an innovative business model where customers have access to an entire fleet whilst paying only for the hours they fly, free of the responsibilities and asset risks linked to aircraft ownership. VistaJet's signature Program membership offers customers a bespoke subscription of flight hours on its fleet of mid and long-range jets, to fly them anytime, anywhere. Customers can also request Direct one-off flights through the industry's first end-to-end booking app or a 24/7 global team.


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