The next morning I got up at 04:00 and strolled over to the infamous Tsukiji Fish Market (ranked as one of the top two fish markets in the world) for the tuna auction. When I arrived, there was a queue of over 100 people waiting to get in. The tuna auction is limited to 120 people a day, allowing two shifts of 60 to enter at a time. Even though I got up with Read More
During our time in Tokyo, we were determined to make the best of it while we were grounded. At any time we could be asked to go, but we were pretty confident we would not leave for 48 hours. This provided me with ample time to explore the city of Tokyo.
A very interesting place Tokyo is. A huge Read More
We arrived at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC) a bit early since we caught great tailwinds across Canada. When we arrived, a fleet a support vehicles swarmed around the aircraft to provide the services needed for the quick turn to move on to Beijing. I was greeted by Swissport who promptly uploaded the catering from our Anchorage partner, Kincaid Grill. The catering was fantastic! Everything was packaged exactly the Read More
The world tour started off in Seattle, Washington. We started out very early in the morning to get everything prepared for the first leg of the journey. We worked on the preparations Sunday and Monday to make sure everything was in place and perfect. The food was an easy task. Even going down to Pike’s Market and buying local salmon, produce and the cheese for the dessert course (from legendary Beecher’s Read More
Last year Air Culinaire Worldwide was invited to place an onboard chef on a private A-319 traveling the entire globe for 26 days with Lakani World Tours, a luxury travel company. I was fortunate to be selected for the task last year, and was invited to return for this year’s tour. We started out in Seattle October 6 and returned to Boston October 28. In between we visited Beijing, Singapore, Mauritius, Addis Ababa, Doha, Heraklion and Seville. We were on the ground between Read More