Delta Partners with Los Angeles chefs to bring renowned cuisine to flights

Los Angeles-based chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are behind some of the most sought-out restaurants in town and, beginning this fall, Delta (NYSE: DAL) customers on flights departing Los Angeles International Airport will enjoy their cuisine at 30,000 feet, the company said.

The new partnership with the two L.A. chefs and entrepreneurs continues more than a decade of Delta bringing star-quality food and beverage programs to its flights.

Delta One customers on flights from LAX to JFK and DCA will enjoy culinary creations inspired by the duo´s local restaurants. The new menus will feature local, fresh and seasonal ingredients, and will be reflective of the fare served at several of Shook and Dotolo´s most popular establishments including Animal, Son of a Gun and Jon & Vinny´s.

Similar to the meals Union Square Hospitality Group creates daily for Delta One customers out of New York, Shook and Dotolo will prepare the new menu selections at a dedicated facility in Los Angeles. The freshly made meals will be transported to LAX each day from their catering company, Caramelized Productions, to ensure customers experience restaurant level service in the skies.

Since 2009, Delta has been the fastest-growing carrier at LAX and recently relocated to Terminals 2 and 3, the first step in its USD 1.9 billion plan to modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal to create the Delta Sky Way at LAX.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita.