American Airlines Welcomes New Onboard Chefs

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:00 AM

As the world's largest airline, we reach global destinations like no other. And to celebrate the many places we serve, we're offering new premium cabin meals with locally-inspired cuisine on some of our long-haul international flights. We're excited to introduce the creations from two new chefs:



Jun Kurogi

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. 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 our Pacific Joint Business partner Japan Airlines and focus on maximizing the value of ingredients and highlighting the ambrosial taste of Japanese cuisine.

Kurogi-facing-camera-v3.jpgChef Jun Kurogi

ChefKurogiMeal.jpgThe traditional Japanese meal designed by Chef Jun Kurogi for flights from Japan to the U.S.

ChefSeanConnolly-v3.jpgChef Sean Connolly

Sean Connolly

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.