Australian-Vietnamese Chef Luke Nguyen has been enlisted as Vietnam Airlines’ first Global Cuisine Ambassador. He has the mission to further promote Vietnamese cuisine and culture to the world, together with the Skyteam member airline.
He will improve the quality and originality of in-flight meals for the airline from now until 2020. He will create eight new Business Class dishes that will be inspired by his travels across Vietnam. The dishes will be designed, prepared and presented with authentic Vietnamese flavours in harmonious combination with refreshments and side dishes. Luke with work with the airline’s catering company VACS through 2018 regarding the 50 Business Class menus it overseas for other international airlines.
Chef Luke Nguyen, Global Cuisine Ambassador of Vietnam Airlines, said: “I always believe that food is a cultural heritage that is both familiar and diverse, reflecting the soul, character and value of each nation. I hope to bring dishes that are imbued with Vietnamese national identity and consistent with the rich taste tourists experience throughout the continents on Vietnam Airlines flights. Thanks to Vietnam Airlines for giving me the opportunity to further deepen my connection with my hometown on the homecoming journey. I am greatly looking forward to this exciting yet challenging role and introducing passengers to the art of Vietnamese cuisine”
Luke is a renowned Vietnamese-Australian chef. He has over 30 years of cooking experience at the age of 40. He was nominated to ba member of the prestigious Food Hall of Fame and became a regarded celebrity chef with many restaurants around the world, including Red Lantern, Moi Moi by Luke Nguyen, Vietnam House and many others. He has published seven cookbooks including the famous Secrets of the Red Lantern with Mark Jensen & The Songs of Sa Pa. He has hosted a variety of television shows about food & culture. Luke has also previously Etihad Airways’ brand ambassador where he designed menus on the airline’s flights to and from Vietnam in First, Business and Economy Class.