Windstar Cruises has released details for the full lineup of James Beard Foundation-affiliated guest chefs for its series of three themed culinary cruises in 2022. The all-female trio includes Atlanta’s Chef Jennifer Hill Booker, San Francisco’s Chef Tanya Holland, and Boston’s Chef Irene Li.
The trio are a powerhouse of skills as acclaimed chefs, cookbook authors, reality TV personalities, business owners, philanthropists and changemakers.
Windstar is the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation. The nonprofit organisation celebrates, supports, and elevates the people behind American food culture and champion a standard of good food anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability.
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The three themed cruises include two onboard cooking demonstrations as well as four dishes from the JBF Chef available at a hosted dinner with wine pairings. Should ports and health restrictions allow, chefs will also lead a market tour, gathering fresh and local ingredients for dishes served on board.
The three chefs will provide multiple recipes to be featured on Windstar’s menus across all cruises, adding to a growing menu of James Beard Foundation-affiliated chefs’ special menu items served across the fleet.
The three itineraries include:
8-day In the Wake of the Spanish Armadas with Chef Jennifer Hill Booker
Aruba to Panama | Wind Surf | 6 February 2022
(For a bio on Chef Hill Booker, and full itinerary details, click the link above.)
10-day West Coast Epicurean Extravaganza with Chef Tanya Holland
San Diego to Vancouver | Star Breeze | 10 May 2022
(For a bio on Chef Holland, and full itinerary details, click the link above.)
11-day Southeast Canadian Explorations with Chef Irene Li
Montreal to Boston | Star Pride | 12 October 2022
(For a bio on Chef Li, and full itinerary details, click the link above.)