The world’s largest airline, American Airlines, announced on March 14th, that they are introducing new premium cabin meals with locally-inspired cuisine on some of their long-haul international flights. These meals will be the creations of two new Chefs at American.
“We know how important a traditional Japanese meal is for many of our customers and we’re excited to introduce a new meal designed by Japan Airlines’ Chef Jun Kurogi”, American Airlines. Chef Kurogi’s meals will be available in premium cabins on flights from Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) to the U.S.
Chef Kurogi is one of Japan’s top chefs and owner of Kurogi Shiba Daimon Tokyo. He is renowned for the simple elegance and attention to detail in his cuisine.
Chef Kurogi’s meals are designed in collaboration with American’s Pacific Joint Business partner Japan Airlines and focus on maximizing the value of ingredients and highlighting the ambrosial taste of Japanese cuisine.
Chef Sean Connolly’s menu will be offered in premium cabins on flights from Auckland (AKL) and Sydney (SYD) to the U.S. Of the full menu, he has designed a small plate, a salad, four main dishes and a dessert.
Chef Connolly is an award-winning celebrity chef known across New Zealand and Australia for his various TV shows and cookbooks that celebrate the two countries’ love for multicultural dining and entertaining. He also owns and operates restaurants in Australia, New Zealand and Dubai.
Additionally, Chef Maneet Chauhan is using her culinary expertise to design the premium cabin menus on flights from China to the U.S., which are expected to be onboard this summer. Today, Chef Chauhan designs the premium cabin menus on flights from the U.S. to Europe and between the U.S. and South America, and will continue to do so.
These improvements are the latest in the long-term investment American is making in the customer experience. Earlier this year, American also introduced a new wine ambassador – Bobby Stuckey – to lead American’s onboard and lounge wine program.