Servair, a gategroup member, has appointed Michelin star chef Guy Martin as president of its Studio Culinaire for a two-year period.

Martin, is one of the founding members of Studio Culinaire Servair, which was created in 2009, bring to together Michelin star chefs and experts to raise the quality standards of in-flight catering.

As a part of gategroup, Studio Culinaire Servair is dedicated to identifying trends and innovations to optimise the chefs’ creations. It also aims to ensure professional excellence along the entire production chain by offering training courses and workshops.

Martin succeeds Joël Robuchon, who passed away in August and had led Studio Culinaire Servair since its formation.

In 2016, Martin won the title of Best Airport Restaurant for his “I Love Paris” restaurant situated in Terminal 2 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Since 2002, he has created numerous menus for the “La Première” and “Business” classes of Air France.

Effective 1 January 2019, Anne-Sophie Pic (pictured right) becomes the Studio’s latest culinary ambassador. She is the only French female chef to have three stars in the Michelin Guide as of 2007, and with a total of 7 Michelin stars for her restaurants in Valence, Paris, London and Lausanne she is the most star-studded French female chef in the world.

Xavier Rossinyol, CEO of gategroup announced, “We are extremely pleased that Guy Martin, a founding member of Studio Culinaire Servair, will take over the reigns as head of the studio. His passion for culinary excellence will continue to transform the industry and to further elevate the on-board dining experience. We are also very excited to welcome Chef Anne-Sophie Pic to the group. We are convinced that her creativity and impeccable standards align perfectly with those of Studio Culinaire Servair and we look forward to her contributions.”

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