Canada’s Toronto Pearson International Airport has welcomed Fetta Panini Bar and Heirloom Bakery Café in Terminal 1.
The restaurants are the first of nine chef-driven concepts to be introduced at the airport as a result of its partnership with airport food and beverage operator OTG.
Pamela Griffith-Jones, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome the incredible culinary talent of [chefs] Mark McEwan and Devin Connell.”
McEwan’s Fetta Panini Bar offers travellers a selection of gourmet paninis, salads and small plates, providing a: “true Canadian feel, with its design including elements made of maple wood”.
Connell’s Heirloom Bakery Café serves light entrees, including soups, sandwiches and baked goods, made fresh with local ingredients. The unit is the first of two locations planned in the concessions programme.
Diners also have free access to Apple iPad devices at every seat, to order meals through an intuitive menu available in 12 languages. Food orders are then prepared and brought to the customer’s table in “15 minutes or less”.
The airport believes that the iPad platform will provide a better travelling experience for international passengers, allowing them to not only order their food, but check their flights in their own language. Guests currently have access to 208 devices, but Toronto plans to provide 2,500 iPads as part of the OTG programme.
Terminal 1 has also welcomed Cibo Express Gourmet Market, offering a variety of grab-and-go products.