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Oceania Cruises Announce New Cooking Classes

Oceania Cruises has announced that the Culinary Centres on Marina and Riviera will host 16 new cooking classes to run on European cruises this summer.

The new classes have been designed by Oceania Cruises’ long-standing Director of Culinary Enrichment, Chef Kathryn Kelly, and are set to launch at the end of April. The programme will aim to give onboard food-enthusiasts the opportunity to try out new cooking techniques as well as sample a variety of exciting flavours from around the world.

Commenting on the culinary programme, Chef Kelly said:

“In the Culinary Centre, guests cook under the instruction of faculty members who are experienced chefs and restaurateurs and have apprenticed under a who’s who or renowned chefs. We continue to add new classes to keep things fresh for our repeat guests and we’re thrilled to present our most diverse array of classes.”.

There are a couple of noted highlights featured in the new culinary programme. The first is a ‘Mastering Chef Knife Skills’ class, in which guests will be invited to get to grips with some of the knives used by the onboard chefs. There’s also a ‘Nordic Kitchen Class’, which focuses on the creation of some of Scandinavia’s classic dishes, including Nordic salmon rillettes, Swedish meatballs and Estonian fish soup.

Oceania Cruises is already recognised as one of the best at sea when it comes to cuisine. The line’s President and CEO, Bob Binder, believes the new classes are the perfect compliment to Oceania’s food-centric onboard offering.

“As the only foodie-focused cruise line, we strive to provide our guests with one-of-a-kind, hands-on culinary experiences that immerse them in the culinary cultures of the world”.

Riviera and Marina Culinary Classes for 2018:

Pucker Up: An indepth look at the use of lemons in Mediterranean cuisine.

Ancient Cuisines: A showcase of the best Moroccan and Turkish dishes.

All Things Roman: New takes on classic dishes from the Roman Empire.

Brunch Comforts: Menu and hosting ideas for those special mid-morning occasions.

Cooking Fresh: A look at the best healthy dishes, in partnership with Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine.

Essential Pasta: Learn everything you ever wanted to know about this classic ingredient.

Greek Tonight: Oceania’s chef’s talk about their favourite Greek dishes.

Grill School: An art-form in its own right - learn new techniques from the experts.

If It Swims: Delve deep into the basics of fish cookery.

In the Kitchen with Jacques: Oceania Cruises’ Executive Culinary Director Jacques Pepin looks back on his illustrious career and talks about some of his favourite dishes.

Most Requested Red Ginger: Learn how to cook some of the most popular dishes in Oceania’s acclaimed Asian restaurant.

The Sicilian Kitchen: A celebration of authentic, Italian home-cooking.

Viva Espana: Enjoy a taste of Spain in a class that showcases traditional and modern favorites.

For more information regarding Oceania Cruises and their onboard enrichment programmes, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.