If you’re still struggling to decide what to get your loved one for Christmas we can help! United Airlines have released a cookbook featuring recipes to be found in the Polaris cabin. The cookbook contains 40 recipes and has been created in conjunction with United’s Chefs. Additionally, a portion of each sale is set to go to charity. This means that while it could make a great gift to the frequent flyer in your life, it also goes toward helping others.
San Francisco Launch
The cookbook was launched last Monday at the United Lounge in San Francisco airport. United’s Mileage Plus members were able to bid for tickets for the event which took place from 7 pm until 10 pm. Following opening remarks by Executive members of United staff, there was the opportunity to try some of the dishes featured in the book.
Next, Chef Gulli and Chef McLoughlin, both United onboard chefs, made an appearance at the event to speak about the recipes included in the cookbook. Along with an open bar serving “signature Polaris cocktails”, Chefs Gulli and McLoughlin signed copies of the cookbook for everybody in the attendance at the event. This was complimentary for event goers, however, retails for $29.99 on the United Airlines website.
When contacted by Simple Flying, a representative of United Airlines commented: “The United Polaris cookbook was created by United chefs in partnership with chefs from The Trotter Project. The 40 recipes are inspired by the United Polaris business class experience. A portion of proceeds will be donated to The Trotter Project to continue its mission of inspiring the next generation of culinary professionals”
Polaris Food Service Set To Change
While the book features recipes that are currently found in the Polaris cabin, crew changes mean that the menu is set to change in the new year. Currently, all of the entrees served in the Polaris cabin are plated-up on the aircraft. However, from 1st of February, United will be removing a member of cabin crew from services. This means that all of the meals will now be pre-plated and simply served by the cabin crew.
The aim of this change is to “speed up meal service”. Additionally, the money saved will allow United to hire 2,000 new recruits. Despite this, the move has proven unpopular with both cabin crew and passengers alike.
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