Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food spin-off will land in airports worldwide

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Gordon Ramsay is to launch Plane Food in airports worldwide

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Gordon Ramsay is planning to roll-out a new takeaway concept to airports worldwide, nearly a decade after the launch of his original Plane Food site at Heathrow.

The chef has signed a deal with food travel specialist SSP to open Gordon Ramsay Plane Food To Go in travel hubs across the globe.

Ramsay launched his original Plane Food restaurant at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 in 2008 and it began serving a new grab and go menu in August.

Dishes include salted beef baguettes; hot butter chicken curry; and a Valrhona chocolate tart created for diners to ‘enjoy a Gordon Ramsay dining experience 40,000 feet in the air’, though its not clear if the chef will use a similar menu for his new project.

“Gordon pioneered the idea of quality take-on-board meals with his Plane Food picnics eight years ago,” said Mark Angela, chief commercial officer for SSP.

“He's got lots of ideas about creating high quality, healthy food to take on the plane in easy to eat formats, and together we’re going to take that to the next level.”

Despite previously working as a consultant for Singapore Airlines, Ramsay himself has been less than enthusiastic about sky-high dining in the past.

“There’s no f*cking way I eat on planes,” he said in an interview with Refinery29​ earlier this year. “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.”

However, the chef was more positive in a statement announcing the launch of Plane Food To Go.

“As someone who is always in a different airport terminal every week, I know first-hand how much Plane Food To Go will enhance every on-the go travellers dining experience,” said Ramsay.

Ramsay is not the only chef to open airside. Jamie Oliver and James Martin have launched sites at Gatwick and Stansted Airport respectively,​ ​while Heston Blumenthal previously took on the task of improving British Airways' in-flight menu. 

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