Food and Wine
Gastronomic pleasures await you on your South African Airways flight. Our team of celebrity chefs, Chef Reuben Riffel and Chef Benny Masekwameng, have creatively imagined and consistently executed a menu which competes with those of top restaurants.
Chef Reuben started out at the award-winning Monneaux Restaurant in Franschoek where he quickly moved up the ranks from assistant Sous Chef to Executive Chef. Since then he has opened the highly successful Bruno’s Brasserie in Cambridge, England and earned multiple awards and titles. Chef Benny Masekwameng started out cooking at an early age in his mom’s business but has worked his way up to become not only the Executive Chef at Tsogo Sun but also a Masterchef SA judge. His passion for food is evident in every dish he prepares.
You’ll notice the love and expertise that they both put into their cuisine, which is matched only by our signature wines and premium beverages. The entire offering is highly considered from speciality dishes to perfectly sized portions. Appetizing starters, sumptuous main courses, as well as both savoury and sweet finales ensure a satisfying meal. With our impeccable menu, it’s not surprising that we were the first airline to be granted honorary membership to the South African Chefs' Association.
Please note: We offer Special meals on all our flights. Order and confirm these meals no less than 48 hours prior to departure time. Please note KSMLS should be ordered and confirmed no less than 72 hours prior to departure.
A Toast To Fine Wine
Naturally, our Group Sommelier, Bongi Sodladla, pairs our wines with the chef’s creations for the ultimate taste - outstanding cuisine is almost always enhanced by doing so. Fortunately, our country is world-famous for its award-winning vineyards. So the next time you fly with South African Airways, spoil yourself with a glass of South Africa’s finest. You’ll find the following treats onboard.
Champagne Taittinger Brut Réserve Non-Vintage
Trophy White Wine
Spier Creative Block #2 2012
Trophy Red Wine
Provenance Rooi Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Malbec / Cab Franc / Petit Verdot 2011
Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Collection Reserve Tinta / Touriga Nacional Souzão