If you’re flying Singapore Airlines in Suites, First, Business, or Premium Economy Class from select cities, you can choose your main course from a special Book the Cook menu for a customised dining experience in the air.
This guide will show you how to order your gourmet meal.
- For those starting their trip from New Zealand, Book the Cook is available on flights from Auckland and Wellington (the latter only on the leg between Melbourne and Singapore).
- For all other flights in Suites, First, and Business where Book the Cook is not offered, you can select from the standard in-flight menu between three weeks and up to 24 hours before departure.
- You can select and/or change your meal preference up to 24 hours before your flight.
- Available to all passengers booked into those classes listed above, including on award tickets booked through partners such as Air New Zealand and United Mileage Plus.
- A full list of routes and meal types can be found here.
Step 1: Manage booking
Click here to get started. Input your booking details in the fields shown below, and click ‘Manage Booking’:
Step 2: Select flight
Once you’re on the manage booking page, scroll down to ‘Passenger details’ and select the flight leg that you want to order your meal on. You then need to click ‘Select / Change’.
Step 3: Order meal
You’ll now be presented with the ability to select your meals for each leg of your trip:
If your route is eligible, you’ll be able to select ‘Book the Cook’ under the Category drop-down list on the left, as shown below. You can choose your specific meal using the drop-down list on the right.
The Book the Cook page on the Singapore Airlines website provides more detailed descriptions and photos of the meal options, so be sure to take a look at these first.
Once you’ve selected your meal options, you can click ‘Save and Exit’. Your advance booking will be confirmed in an email:
Book the Cook offers an exciting range of additional dishes on Singapore Airlines flights, with dish variety unmatched by any inflight menu.
My experience from advance meal ordering with other airlines such as Qantas is that the cabin crew genuinely appreciate the predictability of knowing exactly what passengers want to eat.
You’re guaranteed to get your meal selection, you’ll often be served before others, and staff seem to be friendlier – potentially as it reduces their need to deal with passenger indecision as they work their way down an aisle!
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