LSG Sky Chefs Wins 2013 IFSA Chef's Competition
Chef Daniel Klein is the third LSG Sky Chefs winner since 2008
Anaheim, CA / Neu-Isenburg, Germany – LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of quality in-flight catering, today announced that Daniel Klein, a chef in the Company’s North America research and development division, won the 2013 International Flight Services Association (IFSA) Chefs’ Competition during an Iron Chef style event held Tuesday in Anaheim, California.
Klein, a native of Alsace, France, is the third LSG Sky Chefs’ chef to take the top prize since the event’s inception in 2008. At this year’s competition, four talented chefs from across the airline industry were challenged to prepare, cook and plate a tasty meal in 30 minutes using just five key ingredients. Chef Daniel emerged victorious by preparing an elaborate dish consisting of Arctic Char confit with kaffir leaves, quinoa salad and Greek yogurt dill sauce paired with a seared loin of lamb with rosemary jus, sautéed mushrooms and vegetable stew.
"Culinary Excellence is at the heart of our business, and this achievement is further proof of the extraordinary talent and innovation that is behind each and every meal we develop for our customers," stated Dennis Sadlowski, Regional Chief Operating Officer at LSG Sky Chefs North America. "Please join me in congratulating Chef Daniel on winning this prestigious award."
LSG Sky Chefs is the world’s largest provider of in-flight services. These include catering, Buy-on-Board, in-flight equipment and logistics, consulting and lounge services. The company’s extensive know-how in culinary excellence and logistics has led to its successful entry in adjacent markets, such as train services and retail. LSG Sky Chefs delivers 532 million meals a year, primarily for more than 300 airlines at 213 airports in 54 countries. In 2013, the companies belonging to LSG Sky Chefs Group achieved consolidated revenues of € 2.5 billion.