July 25, 2024

gategourmet caters Japan Airlines’ First Class dining service on Sydney-Tokyo route

Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched its First Class service with gategourmet on the non-stop route from Sydney (SYD) to Tokyo Haneda (HND).

Live since June 1 2024, this marks a significant enhancement in JAL’s premium offerings.

In preparation for the launch, JAL hosted gategourmet’s team from Oceania in its offices in Japan. Additionally, supporting a smooth launch, two senior representatives from JAL visited gategourmet’s Sydney unit for three days. They closely observed operations, provided insights, and coached the team to be ready for the launch.

The jointly-developed menu features gourmet dishes highlighting both Japanese and Western cuisines, with an emphasis on quality ingredients and aesthetic presentation.

Executive Chef Culinary Excellence, Steve Sweetman and Director Commercial Oceania, Sharon Meaker, partnering with gategourmet’s Sydney team, recently hosted Japan Airlines at its Sydney kitchens to design the next cycle of menus for all classes, including the recently launched First Class service.

jal.co.jp; gategroup.com