Los Angeles Star Chef Suzanne Goin Joins Singapore Airlines' International Culinary Panel
30 June 2011- One of America’s top-rated chefs, Suzanne Goin, has been named as the newest member of the Singapore Airlines International Culinary Panel. The co-proprietor of celebrated Los Angeles restaurants Lucques, A.O.C. and Tavern, Suzanne joins a host of global food talents on the panel, including renowned French chef Georges Blanc and Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar & Grill in New York. Her menus will debut on SIA flights between Singapore and US cities from 1 August 2011.
"We are delighted to welcome Suzanne Goin as the newest member to our International Culinary Panel. We believe her talent and contribution will complement the existing expertise on the panel, and anticipate her inventive culinary creations, which I am certain will impress our customers," said Mr Tan Pee Teck, SIA’s Senior Vice President Product and Services.
A deeply respected figure in the Los Angeles dining scene, Suzanne brings an inventive and distinctly Californian style to SIA’s inflight dining experience, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients from local markets and purveyors, and preparations rooted in classic culinary traditions.
Suzanne was named one of Food and Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs” in 1999. In 2005, Suzanne’s cookbook, Sunday Suppers at Lucques, was published to great reviews. In 2006, the James Beard Foundation acknowledged Suzanne’s culinary achievements, first with the award for “Best Chef California” in 2006, and she subsequently received four concurrent nominations for “Outstanding Chef of the Year” from the Foundation between 2008 – 2011. Suzanne has served as the official caterer for the annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for the past two years. Most recently, Suzanne was honoured to prepare a dinner for United States President Obama at Tavern during a recent official visit to Los Angeles.
About Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel:
Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel was set up in 1998. Comprising award-winning chefs of global stature, the Panel works closely with the Airline’s own chefs, to specially create the unique selection that is available for customers in all three classes on board. The Panel of internationally celebrated chefs currently includes Alfred Portale of the United States, Georges Blanc of France, Matthew James Moran of Australia, Sam Leong of Singapore, Sanjeev Kapoor of India, Suzanne Goin of the United States, Yoshihiro Murata of Japan, and Zhu Jun of China.