Silversea Announces 2013 Cooking School Series

Posted January 16th, 2013

Luxury cruise line, Silversea, has announced that acclaimed culinary trainer, David Bilsland, a former instructor at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London, is again set to host their exclusive "Relais &  Châteaux L'École des Chefs" interactive cooking school this year.

On 14 voyages across the globe, Chef Bilsland will present a program developed in collaboration with Jacques Thorel, a consulting Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux. Silversea is the only cruise line to have this exclusive cooking school at sea, and it offers it to guests free of charge, providing them with a special culinary curriculum, including hands-on instruction and entertaining events.

Silversea Announces 2013 Cooking School Series

The curriculum for each cruise has been carefully designed to celebrate the cultural flavour of the ship's itinerary. Participating guests can look forward to preparing Cajun-spiced shrimp, vegetable fritto misto (mixed fried platter) or spanakopita (a Greek savoury pastry), as well as other international delicacies.

Highlights of the program included specialised workshops covering an array of topics, from basic knife skills and kitchen terminology, to sauces and baking; cooking demonstrations with wine parings and interactive Q&A sessions; lively cooking competitions between Chef Bilsland and the ship's own culinary team; a "Lunch and Learn" even offering small groups of guests a chance to sample a delicious meal of specially prepared dishes; and inspired "Take It Home" recipes that will gives guests an edge when entertaining at home.

Also offered on certain voyages, when the itinerary permits, is a "Market to Plate" experience that provides an escorted tour of a local market, followed by a cooking class, and a "Culinary Outing", an instructor-escorted excursion to a local restaurant, hotel or other venue where guests can enjoy a unique culinary exploration.

"What's really great about our L'École des Chefs cooking school is that it's free, fun and entertaining," said Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas. "And it lets our guests get hands-on training, working side by side with an accomplished chef to learn new cooking techniques and sample delectable dishes."

For information on which itineraries Silversea's L'École des Chefs cooking school is offered on, call one of our Cruising Specialists on 1300 954 661 today!

Source: Cruise Industry News, 15 January 2013

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