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Dec '09

A Presidential Peek Inside the Air Force One Kitchen (Weekend Video Spotlight)

Weekend Video SpotlightSince so many of us will be flying home for the holidays this Christmas season, I thought this was the perfect time to share a sneak peek of the way things work in the President’s Air Force One Kitchen.

As you might imagine, flying on Air Force One is quite a bit more comfortable and luxurious than typically experienced in the not-so-cheap seats in Economy Class where you are lucky to get a bottled water and a tiny plastic wrapped airplane snack.

Air Force One’s restaurant style kitchen consists of two galleys where 5 chefs work to make food for the President, his family, advisors, visiting dignitaries, members of the press, security team, and assorted guests. Dishes in the past have ranged from filet mignon, chicken parmigiana, quesadillas, chili, and macaroni and cheese, to apple pie ala mode.

The Air Force One chefs can prepare food for up to 100 people at a time. (Something to keep in mind while you’re rushing to make food for party guests in your own cramped kitchen.)

Wondering what President Obama ordered on his inaugural trip on Air Force One? A medium well cheeseburger and fries.

Wondering how former President George W. Bush took his coffee? Black with Equal. First Lady Laura preferred skim milk with Splenda.

According to the White House Website’s Air Force One page:

“Inside, the President and his travel companions enjoy 4,000 square feet of floor space on three levels, including an extensive suite for the President that features a large office, lavatory, and conference room.”

You can see the presidential peek into the Air Force One Kitchen Video below. After you’ve seen the short video, you’ll find a link just below it which will take you on a fascinating tour of the interior of Air Force One so you can gasp at all the leg room (and the thought of a refreshing shower at 30,000 feet).


Now that you’ve seen the Air Force One Kitchen, here’s a video which will give you a closer look at much of the rest of the interior of Air Force One.

You can see other recent Weekend Video Spotlight Videos here.

You can also see’s growing collection of food, cooking, and travel videos here.

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