May 1, 2018

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, today launched a Chef on-Board program in partnership with Vistara’s primary caterers, Taj SATS Air Catering Limited, India’s award winning market leader in airline catering. Chef on-Board is an innovative and first of its kind initiative in India where uniformed chefs will take direct and instant customer feedback on the new menu introduced today across the network. To launch the program, renowned Taj SATS Group Chef Culinary Development Chef Rajeev Bansal was on board UK970 BOM-DEL and UK 977 DEL-BOM today to interact with the customers in Business and Premium Economy class, seeking their opinion and gauging their reaction to the newly introduced menu. Going forward, Chef Bansal will be available periodically on select flights across Vistara’s network to ensure Vistara’s in-flight catering remains the best food and beverage experience in the skies.

Commenting on the program, Mr Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy and Commercial officer, Vistara said, “Vistara has developed an enviable reputation for its food, and with the Chef on-Board initiative in partnership with Taj SATS and the launch of our new menu, we intend to take the experience to a different level altogether. The new menu features all-time Indian, Asian, and Continental favourites, and is based on providing the kind of food choices one would look forward to when going out to eat with friends and family in a nice restaurant. With Chef on-Board, we want to ensure that we get feedback directly from our customers to help us make the Vistara dining experience even more fulfilling and memorable.”

Mr. Sagar Dighe, Chief Operating Officer, Taj SATS Air Catering Limited added,“With Chef-on-Board, Vistara is giving us a novel opportunity to directly engage with customers and solicit their response on Vistara’s latest menu. We usually get opinions from third party sources like cabin crew, post-flight customer surveys, and friends or family and while that helps us, direct feedback from the end consumer is incomparable. Our first-hand interaction would enable us to help Vistara’s customers to articulate feedback on their inflight dining experience, thereby helping both Taj SATS and Vistara to incorporate their likes and dislikes during menu development so as to bring even more delectable meals for customers’ ever-evolving palates.”

As the highest-rated Indian airline on SkyTrax and TripAdvisor and winner of numerous “Best in Industry” awards, Vistara has consistently raised the bar in the Indian aviation industry and made flying an experience to look forward to again. In a short span of three years, Vistara has flown over 8.5 million customers, and today serves 22 destinations with over 730 flights a week, operated by a fleet of 20 Airbus A320 aircraft.

About Vistara (TATA SIA Airlines Limited): TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49%. Vistara brings together Tata’s and SIA’s legendary hospitality and renowned service excellence to launch the finest full service carrier in India aimed at creating memorable and personalized flying experiences for its customers. Vistara commenced its commercial operations on January 9, 2015 with an aim to set new standards in the aviation industry in India. For additional information, visit or contact:

About Taj SATS Air Catering Limited (Taj SATS): Taj SATS Air Catering Limited is a joint venture company between Indian Hotels Company Limited, India (Taj Group of Hotels) & SATS Ltd, Singapore. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is the iconic brand of Indian Hotels Company Limited, one of the largest hospitality companies in South Asia. SATS Ltd is a leader in airline catering and ground handling services in Asia.Taj SATS is the market leader in airline catering in India with presence in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Goa, Amritsar and Chennai. Taj SATS has over 38 years of experience in airline catering and other related businesses. With a team of award winning Chefs who design innovative menus, Taj SATS combines Taj’s legendary hospitality and SATSs’ operational excellence to provide an enjoyable dining experience in air.

Rashmi Soni

VP & Head of Corporate Communications

Vistara – A TATA SIA JV


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