American Airlines Launches New Business Class Menus By Celebrity Chefs


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Up to now, the food on American Airlines has been good but not great. You can read about the current offering in my American Airlines Business Class flight reviews. I am hoping the new premium cabin meals with locally-inspired cuisine on some of American Airline’s long-haul international flights will buck the trend of “good” and make their in-flight dining great.

Creations will be from two new chefs; Jun Kurogi for flights from Japan to the U.S and Chef Sean Connolly on flights from Auckland (AKL) and Sydney (SYD) to the U.S.

Chef Jun Kurogi already designs meals on Japan Airlines. He 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 will be available in premium cabins on flights from Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) to the U.S. You can read my Japan Airlines flight reviews to see what I have experienced food-wise on this airline. Suffice to say it is as good as Chef Jun Kurgi’s reputation and is pictured above.

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. Chef Sean Connolly has designed a small plate, a salad, four main dishes and a dessert.

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.

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