Acclaimed culinary trainer David Bilsland, a former instructor at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London, is again set to host Silversea’s exclusive “Relais & Châteaux L’École des Chefs" interactive cooking school in 2013.
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 enjoys the privilege of featuring the only Relais & Châteaux L’École des Chefs cooking school at sea. The innovative program — which is offered completely free of charge — provides passengers with a special culinary curriculum, including hands-on instruction, and entertaining events.
With the curriculum for each of these cruises carefully designed to celebrate the cultural flavour of the ship’s itinerary, participating passengers may prepare Cajun-spiced shrimp, vegetable frittomisto, or spanakopita, as well as other international delicacies.
Highlights include specialized workshops covering an array of topics from basic knife skills and kitchen terminology to sauces and baking; cooking demonstrations with wine pairings and interactive Q&A sessions; lively cooking competitions between Chef Bilsland and the ship’s own culinary team; a “Lunch and Learn" event offering small groups of guests a chance to sample a delicious meal of specially prepared dishes; and inspired “Take It Home" recipes that will give 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.
If you are interested in this experience, please contact one of our specialists for dates and prices on available cruises.