Featured Chef Series

Experience a taste from our newest onboard featured chefs

We're proud to share the next wave of culinary talent to be showcased in our ongoing Featured Chef Series, an esteemed collaboration with renowned chefs on transpacific flights that underscores Hawaii’s vibrant food culture and our distinct onboard experience.

Meet Executive Chefs Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka

Executive Chefs Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka of Honolulu’s MW Restaurant oversee our popular in-flight meal program. Both born and raised in Honolulu, Chefs Wade and Michelle specialize in Hawaii regional cuisine, incorporating the finest local produce, seafood and meats into their dishes at their restaurant. Chef Wade crafts savory plates that highlight his influences from the East and West, while Chef Michelle creates artistic “out-of-this-world” desserts utilizing island-grown fruits. We are excited to have this talented duo lead our program.

Featured Chef Timeline

The timeline for the Featured Chef Series can be found below.

More About Our Featured Chefs
 
Eric Oto
Chef de cuisine at Hoku’s at Kahala Hotel & Resort

June 1, 2020 –
Dec. 31, 2020

Cabin: First Class

Route: Hawaii to North America

 
Robynne Maii
Owner/Chef at Fête Hawaii

Dec. 1, 2020 –
May 31, 2021

Cabin: First Class

Route: Hawaii to North America

 
Dell Valdez
Chef at Vein at Kakaako 

June 1, 2021 –
Nov. 30, 2021

Cabin: First Class

Route: Hawaii to North America

 
Jason Yamaguchi
Partner/Chef of Mugen Waikiki

Dec. 1, 2021 –
May 31, 2022

Cabin: First Class

Route: Hawaii to North America

 
Chris Kajioka
Partner/Chef at Miro Kaimuki

June 1, 2022 –
Nov. 30, 2022

Cabin: First Class

Route: Hawaii to North America

 
Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka
Co-owners/Chefs at MW Restaurant

Cabin: All Cabins

Route: North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii

 
Chang-Wook Chung
Owner/Chef of Kumsan Noodle Factory

Cabin: All Cabins

Route: South Korea to Hawaii

Hawaii hospitality and a unique onboard service awaits

Sit back and enjoy complimentary Island-inspired meals served with authentic Hawaiian hospitality. Bring your appetite on board and experience the exquisite flavors of Hawaii.
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