About Gate Gourmet

Meet Our Chefs

Gate Gourmet's global team of accredited chefs are known for designing and preparing delicious, nutritious and unique menus that meet any specification and delight the passenger. They also are responsible for helping ensure culinary consistency and top food quality across our global operation. We’re very pleased to introduce you to some of our talented chefs from around the world.

Christian Hallowell

Customer Dedicated Executive Chef - Delta Air Lines

Chef Christian joined the company in September 2013 as the Customer Dedicated Executive Chef for Delta Air Lines. He supports Culinary Excellence for the airline and provides strategic vision to help Delta offer a remarkable inflight experience. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Where did you work previously? I was recently with Compass Group N.A. in their Healthcare Division as a Corporate Research & Development Chef. Prior to that I worked for LSG Sky Chefs and also Ritz Carlton Hotels.

What do you like most about Gate Gourmet? Gate Gourmet’s culture and diversity are incredible – we trulyhave a global village of professional people who achieve amazing things. I enjoy interacting with every one of my colleagues in the complex, ‘mission-critical’ environment of airline catering.

Where did you study the culinary arts? It all started in the kitchen with my dad, and watching him transform a little butter and some eggs into a lovely Hollandaise sauce. Later, I was fortunate at a young age to have the opportunity to learn my craft at the Ritz Carlton and then formally at the Baltimore International Culinary College.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not cooking? I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and flying my kites whenever we visit the beach.

What is your favorite saying or quote? “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” -- Albert Einstein