Details have continued to trickle in regarding LAX's future revamped food scene. About a year ago, the airport revealed plans for a complete dining overhaul to make room for "better-quality food," and so far interested parties have included Suzanne Tracht with a comfort food concept, downtown's Homegirl Cafe, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger with Border Grill, Manhattan Beach eatery Rock'n Fish, burger bar 25 Degrees, and finally Iron Chef Morimoto himself with a "unique Asian concept" called Skewers. Anyway, LAX officials have recently selected an eclectic mix of local chefs/restauranteurs to headline the new food court at LAX, though the list is still pending final approval.
Joachim Splichal is the founder and owner of the Patina Group and operator of Nick & Stef’s and Market Café.
Nancy Silverton is the founder of La Brea Bakery and the owner of Pizzeria & Osteria Mozza.
Susan Fenniger and Mary Sue Miliken are hit the stars of “The Two Hot Tamales” on the Food Network, as well as owners of Border Grill.
The Tsunoda family has run the Chaya Restaurants for 25 years, including the new M Café locations.
The Rodriguez family has operated the group of Mexican restaurants known as La Serenata de Garibaldi for 25 years.
Jenny Kim has run Park’s BBQ for many years.
Andrew and Peggy Cherng founded the massive chain, Panda Express.
Bertha’s Soul Food has served authentic Southern cooking for 40 years.
The Dolce Group, headlined by Ashton Kutcher, owns several restaurants, including Geisha House.