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Gordon Ramsay poses at the Trianon palace restaurant on March 20, 2008, in Versailles, near Paris. AFP

London- British Chef Gordon Ramsay has again raised controversy following his interview with Refinery29, in which he described food served on airplanes as disgusting.

Ramsay’s statements angered Airlines, which considered them contradictory especially that the British chef served as a culinary adviser for Singapore Airlines, helping them create their in-flight menu over 10 years.

“I worked for airlines for 10 years, so I know where this food’s been and where it goes, and how long it took before it got on board,” he said.

When asked about the food he eats while travelling, he said that he buys cheese from one of the airport stores, and eats it on board.

Ramsay was criticized after his statements because some parties believed he was indirectly promoting his restaurant “Plane Food” located at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 in London. Some also waged a campaign against him on social media.

Other critics asked whether his statements came from his spontaneous credibility or just because his contract with the Singaporean airlines terminated long ago.

Noteworthy, major airlines are known to hire renowned chefs from across the world like Joël Robuchon and Alain Ducasse (who work for the French Airlines) and Chef Heston Blumenthal (works for British Airlines). These companies have always been keen to serve the best menu on board.