December 3, 2022

iryo partners with Gate Gourmet

Spanish high-speed rail operator, iryo, has announced Gate Gourmet as its gastronomic partner for its trains.

gategroup, will develop a gastronomic concept to be unveiled prior to the launch of operations in September. The onboard menus will be designed jointly, choosing the best ingredients, incorporating seasonal produce and with the customer at the centre. The aim is to offer a completely new type of rail travel on iryo across its new fleet of 20 avant-garde, sustainable trains.

Gate Gourmet will supply iryo from its most modern and sustainable kitchen in Madrid.

Pep Manich Grau, iryo’s Director of Customer Experience, said: “. We are convinced that our customers will be pleasantly surprised by the innovative service model we will offer onboard our trains, where culinary excellence will be a very important part of the customer experience”.

Yolanda Escribano, General Manager of Gate Gourmet in Spain, said: “We are delighted our value proposition based on quality, flexibility, innovation, hospitality and commitment to sustainability have been recognised as true differentiators that will enable Iryo to deliver a superior offer to its customers.  

iryo has also signed an agreement with Safran for more than 1200 pieces of catering equipment including new design trolleys and standard units chosen to support a new style of  cabin service.