P&O Cruises is opening a new cookery school on Britain’s largest ship, meaning celebrity chef master-classes, demonstrations and lots of damn tasty food from the likes of James Martin, Marco Pierre White and Atul Kochhar.
The Cookery Club plans to open next March on huge cruise ship Britannia and promises to offer the most comprehensive schedule of classes for all ages and abilities as it travels the world.
Run in consultation with James Martin and featuring the other P&O Cruises ‘Food Heroes’ Marco Pierre White; Atul Kochhar; master patissier Eric Lanlard and cheese expert Charlie Turnbull, The Cookery Club will have 24 state of the art stations for participants. When the celebrity chefs and experts are on board they will be taking master-classes and hosting interactive classes over lunch and dinner at the chef’s table. Many other celebrity chefs will be joining the ship for special demonstrations and classes.
Resident chef and manager of The Cookery Club, Rob Cottam joins P&O Cruises from Leiths School of Food & Wine and Ashburton Cookery School and will be ensuring the classes are reflective of current trends and tastes. Rob has lived and worked internationally including Malaysia and Australia and is an expert in Far Eastern cuisine and will be running a series of dim sum and Thai street food classes, as well as a variety of other themed and seasonal classes.
Rob Cottam said: “Many of the classes will reflect the ports of call so passengers can go to local markets, vineyards and see speciality producers in the morning before an afternoon learning how to use wonderful Mediterranean, European and Caribbean ingredients, herbs and spices to create exciting dishes they can recreate at home.
“For example during our call to Lisbon the classes may include traditional pastel de nata, custard tarts; or our day in Olden may have a fish master-class to include filleting and many different cooking techniques. There will also be chocolate, Moroccan and bread speciality classes as well as more general Sunday brunch and French and Italian bistro favourites.
P&O Cruises offers a seven-night cruise with master pâtissier Eric Lanlard from £769 per person. Departing 23rd May 2015, the cruise sails to Guernsey, Spain, & France from Southampton. To book and see details of the Great Sail Away offers. An 11-night cruise with James Martin is also taking place from £1,019 per person. Departing 14th September 2015, the cruise sails to Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar from Southampton.
To book, visit www.pocruises.co.uk, call 0843 373 0111 or visit your local travel agent.