Because relaxing over a good meal is one of life's great pleasures, we've designed our menus to reflect the fresh, innovative cuisine of New Zealand.
Please note a simplified menu is served in Economy Class on Tasman and Pacific flights. Your inflight food & beverage options will differ depending on the product you have chosen. Find out more.
Our consulting chef
Our consultant chef designs our Business menus, ensuring passengers experience the very best of New Zealand cuisine.
Peter Gordon, dine, Auckland and The Providores and Tapa Room, London
Local boy Peter Gordon is one of the big guns on the London restaurant scene with The Providores and Tapa Room both regarded as exceptional places to eat. His Auckland restaurant, dine by Peter Gordon, is one of Auckland's premier dining experiences. He has long championed fusion cuisine, creating memorable dishes that focus on the textural, visual and aromatic elements as well as flavour.
Our wine consultants
Selecting wines for drinking inflight takes special care as there are unique conditions to consider. The low humidity and high altitude affect our palate, causing the tannin and astringency of wine to taste more pronounced. Our panel of judges takes all that into account when selecting wines for Air New Zealand. Twice a year, the judges conduct blind wine tastings to select the perfect wines for each class on Air New Zealand. Currently on our panel of judges:
Jim Harre, International Wine Show Judge
Jim comes from a family that is rich in winemaking history and is an international wine judge. Jim and his wife Wendy own and operate the Gates Country Lodge in North Canterbury.
John Belsham, Foxes Island Wines
An internationally respected wine judge and critic, John Belsham has produced and evaluated wine for over 35 years. He founded Foxes Island Wines in 1992. Belsham served as the Chairman of Judges for the Air New Zealand wine awards from 1999-2003 and has held the role of Wine Consultant to Air New Zealand since July 2000.
Kate Radburnd, C J Pask Winery
Kate is Managing Director and Winemaker at C J Pask Winery and has been winemaking in New Zealand for 25 years. Kate is a senior wine judge and her experience is extensive, she was appointed by Air New Zealand as a wine consultant in 2005.