Windstar Cruises and culinary institute, the James Beard Foundation, have renewed and bolstered their relationship which dates back to 2016.
The new partnership extends through to 2025 and from next year includes three themed cruises per year hosted by a James Beard Foundation-affiliated chef. Dates and chefs for these voyages will be revealed soon.
The themed cruises will include chef demonstrations, as well as a hosted four-course dinner. Each of the themed cruise chefs will provide recipes for the sailing, which will also be featured on Windstar’s menus across the fleet and sailing regions. The agreement covers a variety of events and cross-marketing promotions, plus sponsorship status for the James Beard Awards in 2021.
“The long-term partnership is a result of past successes of the unique travel-culinary program, which hand-picks acclaimed culinary experts to share their knowledge of cuisines of the world with travelers, and showcases exclusive recipes on sailings across Windstar’s fleet of six elegant yachts,” said Christopher Prelog, Windstar President.
“After so much time eating in our homes, we’re excited to travel and taste the best the world has to offer again. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Windstar allowing us to pair James Beard Foundation-affiliated chefs with sailings to some of the world’s most delectable destinations,” remarked Kris Moon, President and COO of James Beard Foundation.
Under the partnership, Windstar Cruises is the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation.
Food is an inherent part of travel, and we’re proud to be the official cruise line of The James @beardfoundation.
— Windstar Cruises (@WindstarCruises) August 16, 2021