Hawaiian Airlines is enlisting notable chefs for passengers in first class

Five chefs will share their creations with first-class Hawaiian Airlines passengers bound for the mainland.

How about a little loco moco on your way back from Hawaii?

If you're a first-class passenger on Hawaiian Airlines, you just may be able to tuck into the classic comfort food. This incarnation includes locally sourced beef with mushroom gravy over rice, plus scrambled eggs.


It's all part of Hawaiian Airlines' Featured Chefs Series. Five noted chefs will create dishes for returning passengers. First up:  Chef Jon Matsubara of Waikiki's Japengo, whose creations will be served June through November.

Besides the loco moco, you might have a chance to sample his Maui red wine-braised short ribs emphasizing local ingredients such as taro and seaweed.

If you miss that time frame, you'll still have a chance to sample cuisine of four other top chefs in the next three years.

They are Andrew Le of The Pig & The Lady, Sheldon Simeon of Mala Wailea and Migrant, Wade Ueoka of MW Restaurant  and Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Café.

The menu for first-class passengers heading to Hawaii will continue to be created by the airline's executive chef Chai Chaowasaree.

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