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 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 in-flight 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.