Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge is to create special in-flight menus for British Airways during its centenary month of August.

The Michelin-starred British chef will design gourmet meals for all classes on long-haul flights.

Kerridge has worked with the airline’s chefs to ensure the dishes not only showcase culinary expertise, but also work well at altitude.

The menu includes a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients, such as wild garlic and asparagus, with a focus on British provenance, according to the carrier.

Passengers travelling in economy will be offered the choice of a Kerridge main meal that will come with the normal starter and pudding.

BA brand and customer experience director Carolina Martinoli said: “Throughout our centenary year we’ve been celebrating with customers and thanking them for making us what we are today.

“As August is our birthday month, we wanted to do something to add a special touch to our customers’ journeys, and we think our partnership with Tom Kerridge will do just that.

“The dishes, which are available on all our long-haul flights, have been carefully created by Tom and his team to showcase the very best of Britain and give customers the opportunity to enjoy gourmet dishes at 35,000ft.”

Kerridge added: “The dishes reflect not only my vision and what I do at my restaurants but most importantly, they represent the best of British food to the world.”