Etihad Airways Inflight Chef. Etihad Airways is flying renowned Australian chefs, Nelly Robinson of Sydney’s nel. restaurant and Scott Bridger of Perth’s Bib & Tucker and May Street Larder, to Abu Dhabi to compete in Taste the World, a special event in the Taste of Abu Dhabi programme from 10 to 12 November.The pair are among 10 world-class chefs competing to reveal who best epitomises Etihad Airways’ signature food philosophy, which delivers remarkable culinary experiences, on the ground and in the air, using innovative techniques and the creative use of ingredients.Joining Robinson and Bridger in the culinary lineup are Pascal Aussignac (Club Gascon, London), Andre Gerrits (Amsterdammertje, Amsterdam), Michael Hunter (Antler Restaurant, Toronto), Andrea Provenzani (Il Liberty, Milan), Vitaly Tikhonov (G.Graf, Moscow), Siu Hin Chi (Duddell’s, Hong Kong), Sylvestre Wahid (Restaurant Sylvestre, Paris), and Francesco Apreda (Imàgo, Rome). Each was chosen to compete in Taste the World at Taste Festivals held in their home city during 2016.For the Taste the World competition, a dish specially created by each of the 10 chefs will be judged by an independent panel comprising an Etihad Airways in flight chef, a representative of Taste Festivals, and a world-renowned food influencer.Visitors to Taste of Abu Dhabi will also have the opportunity to watch the chefs create dishes that bring to life the airline’s culinary vision in a special Etihad Chefs’ Theatre.Etihad Airways is the global airline partner of 15 Taste Festivals worldwide. Its three-year agreement with Taste Festivals Limited, signed in 2016, is a central pillar of its global sponsorship strategy aimed at establishing the airline as an aspirational lifestyle brand. The partnership with Taste Festivals kicked off in March this year with events in Dubai, Sydney and Hong Kong and culminates this month with Taste of Abu Dhabi. The airline will also participate in Taste of Melbourne which takes place in the city’s Albert Park from 10 to 13 November.