When was the last time you got an a plane and actually enjoyed the food? That's all about to change as more airlines are taking extraordinary measures to improve their gourmet food offerings by hiring Michelin starred chefs.
Singapore Airlines is the latest to follow this trend. The airline has tapped Italian chef Carlo Cracco to join itsInternational Culinary Panel, which is composed of eight other international chefs. Cracco, whose Milanese restaurant has two Michelin stars, has been hired to develop Italian recipes. His dishes will be served on Italian and select European flights beginning January 2013.
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.
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