Why Gordon Ramsay Will Never Eat Airplane Food
Gordon Ramsay is famous for many things, but probably most so for his opinions.
The famous chef is nothing if not particular — especially when it comes to what he does and does not do and what he does and does not eat. (Pineapple on pizza? Absolutely not.)
There is “no f***ing way I eat on planes,” he recently told Refinery29. “I worked for airlines for ten years, so I know where this food’s been and where it goes, and how long it took before it got on board.”
While Ramsay worked as a consultant for Singapore Airlines, he was not quite as open about his disdain for airplane food. At the time, he advised the airline on premium in-flight menus, which included pan-seared salmon escalopes and tender rib eye steaks in red wine sauce.
When traveling, Ramsay prefers to get to the airport early and eat at one of the restaurants there. If he’s flying out of Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport, he says he’ll dine at his own restaurant, Plane Food.
But if that’s not an option, Ramsay said that he will look for an airport Italian bar and pick up a snack. On his ideal airport menu is “a nice selection of Italian meats, a little glass of red wine, some sliced apples or pears with some parmesan cheese, I’m like a pig in shit.”