Back in April, I visited JetBlue's caterer near Los Angeles International Airport with an airline employee who comes to L.A. every so often for quality control. Her job - she's a stickler for freshness - was to make sure the food met JetBlue's standards. Mine was to have lunch and chat about the airline.
My visit was so long ago that I am sure JetBlue has changed its menu. But I thought you would be interested in some pictures from the kitchen at Drago Air Catering. Drago also handles United Airlines at LAX, and while I think everything here belongs to JetBlue, if you see something that doesn't fit JetBlue's in-flight menu, it is probably for United.
Not everything here was for Mint, but the food for JetBlue's business class is designed by chefs at New York restaurant Saxon + Parole and then implemented by the catering chefs. Taking menus created by a chef and trying to serve it on board is not easy, but I hear the team at Drago does an excellent job. (Most airline food is designed for a plane.)
Have you flown JetBlue recently? How's the food?
First, here's a short video with executive chef Mark Andreini.