Airline food service solutions provider, En Route International has named Gwendal Hamon as its new head of food catering. Leading the company’s new product development team, Hamon will be responsible for all food innovation within the business, focussing on the company’s main product categories, namely cheese, bakery, snack boxes and handheld snacks.
Hamon trained as a chef at French catering college Lycée Hôtelier de Dinard, and went on to work at a number of top London hotels, including Claridge’s, Jumeirah Carlton Tower and The Queensberry before making the move into the airline industry.
He first joined British Airways as cabin crew, gaining passenger-facing experience in air travel hospitality, before combining this knowledge with his culinary expertise in a number of food development and marketing roles at the airline.
These roles included inflight and lounge menu design manager; brand partnership & sponsorship executive; and global food and beverage manager. Most recently Hamon was business development manager at Monty’s Bakehouse.
Hamon stated, “I look forward to bringing both my food and hospitality background to En Route. The company is known for its relentless pursuit of innovation and I am delighted to be able to drive this forward as we continue on our journey.”