Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer 16 new Culinary Arts Kitchen classes that will debut during the 2020 inaugural season of Seven Seas Splendor.
The two hour classes were designed by Kathryn Kelly, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Executive Director of Culinary Enrichment. Chef Kelly, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, has spent 40 years travelling to explore the world’s many different cuisines and the cultures that created them. She and other Master Instructors teach the classes.
“Our curriculum appeals to a broad range of tastes and caters to all experience levels, from beginner to seasoned chefs, delivered in the most advanced teaching kitchen on the seas,” Kelly said.
“We teach the culinary techniques that chefs use every day, build a recipe and skills repertoire that can be easily transferred to guests’ home kitchens, explore cuisines, spices, recipes and ingredients from our ports of call, and most of all, have fun together sharing stories with people who enjoy cooking.”
Kelly added, “When I was younger, we used to go to friends’ homes and they would pull out their projector and tell us about their trip through pictures. Today, our guests can share their cruise experiences at home by cooking meals for their friends that represent the destinations they explored during the voyage.”
Inspired by Seven Seas Splendor’s debut season sailing the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, the new classes include the following focuses:
- Treasures of the Aegean
- A French Love Affair
- Batter Up
- Family Cubana
- Farmstand Fabulous
- Flip-Flop Floribbean
- Island Fusion
- Turn Up the Heat
- Mediterranean Masterpieces
- The Nourished Kitchen: Plant-based comforts
- New World Mediterranean
- On a Plate & In a Glass
- Sensuous Spain
- Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter, Umami
- World of Flavour: Street Food
The new classes will be expanded to Seven Seas Explorer in April 2020.
Guests attending classes in the Culinary Arts Kitchen will receive highly individualised instruction as each student will cook from their own personal workstation for authentic, hands-on training with close-up details presented on large-screen monitors.
These 18 individual cooking stations sit atop three long curved rows with white quartzite countertops and stainless steel accents. The workstations are fully equipped with top-of-the-line induction cooktops, stainless steel sinks and a comprehensive collection of additional cooking essentials. The state-of-the-art culinary centre also features floor-to-ceiling windows to offer magnificent ocean vista views from its perch on Deck 11.
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