The Ultimate Pleasure of Travel
Enjoy cuisine that goes beyond the realm of in-flight dining.
Food and beverages on international flight (departing from Japan), and domestic flights have been prepared by THE CONNOISSEURS internationally renowned chefs from inside and outside Japan, beverage specialists of wine, coffee and alcohol, and ANA chefs boasting world-class standards among leading airlines.
Savor the heartfelt cuisine and specially selected beverages prepared by THE CONNOISSEURS, exclusively for our customers.
To ANA, "Connoisseur" is the embodiment of the ultimate host: someone with great knowledge in entertaining your palate.With the professional expertise of master chefs, beverage specialists and ANA chefs, we open new frontiers in the art of dining 30,000 feet in the sky.Enjoy the finest cuisine, only with ANA.
New partners of THE CONNOISSEURS
Joachim Splichal, PATINA
Widely known as the top chef of a famous restaurant in southern France, Mr. Splichal moved to the USA in 1981. Since opening his specialty restaurant, PATINA, in 1989, he has spearheaded the restaurant group’s activities as executive chef, with a focus on the West Coast of the USA. He was recognized in 2002 as a legendary chef by Bon Appetit magazine, and selected as Restaurant Owner of the Year. Mr. Splichal is now a leading figure in the American culinary world, and is regarded as the king of California cuisine.
Takeshi Kikuchi, Ukai Co., Ltd., head chef of Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai and supervising chef of the Japanese cuisine business division
After apprenticeships at Japanese restaurants in Japan, Mr. Kikuchi became the head chef at Tofuya Ukai Owada in 2002, and in 2016 took the positions of head chef at Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai and supervising chef in the Japanese cuisine business division. Showcasing skills as a chef every day, he is also actively involved in business outside of Japan to spread the excellence of Japanese cuisine around the world.
THE CONNOISSEURS partners
Original menus created by ANA chefs of "THE CONNOISSEURS" will be served in Premium Economy and Economy Class departing from Japan.