Monarch Fly My Meal Appeal

Parents, are your children budding chefs or creative foodies? We need your help!

Children from the UK are being given the chance to join a national tasting panel to help design Monarch’s new range of children’s on-board meals.

In partnership with our onboard retail partner Alpha LSG, we are are calling on 5-11 year-old children to enter our ‘Fly My Meal’ competition, the winners of which will have their say on Monarch’s new kids’ inflight menu.

To enter, parents and guardians of children local to each of Monarch’s six UK bases simply need to submit a photo of themselves holding a handwritten description or drawing of their favourite meal.

There are lots of ways for the parent or guardian to enter – so take your pick! You can:

Don’t forget to read the full terms and conditions.  Closing date for entries is 5pm on 3rd August 2014.

Two children from each region will be chosen to attend an official tasting session at Spitfire House in London on Wednesday 13th August. There, they will taste-test a shortlist of dishes created by Alpha LSG’s head chef Carl Jones from competition entries nationwide, before deciding the final menus for Monarch’s on-board meals served to over 19,000 children every year.

Monarch’s bases are London Luton, London Gatwick, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports.

Tim Williamson, Director of Customer Experience & Marketing at Monarch Airlines said: “We pride ourselves on our commitment to outstanding service and listening to our customers in order to provide a superior customer experience, and we want to ensure this extends to even our youngest of customers too.

“As the only airline in our category which offers a full hot meal service on-board, what better way to make sure our youngest customers enjoy their in-flight meal than by getting them involved in the menu development process?

“There are big decisions to be made as the panel will be deciding the menus for our young travellers to tuck into from this autumn. We are sure that the children’s involvement will result in a truly delicious range of dishes that reflect the firm favourites they enjoy at home.”

We’re very much looking forward to seeing your entries! Good luck everyone!


Catrionna is the social media & content manager for Monarch Airlines and an editor of the Monarch blog. A keen traveller, she loves exploring destinations on the Monarch scheduled network and especially loves Spain and Italy.


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