Royal Caribbean International is partnering with the Chefmakers Cooking Academy, a cooking school dedicated to aspiring home cooks of all ages. The partnership allows guests to try their hand at creating a series of new exciting recipes and learning new skills. The programme is currently available onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Liberty of the Seas and will be offered onboard Freedom of the Seas later in the year.
“Royal Caribbean International continues to be at the forefront of onboard food and beverage offerings, tempting guests with a diverse and exciting line up of enriching and delectable programmes,” said Frank Weber, vice president of Food and Beverage Operations, Royal Caribbean International. “The Chefmakers at Sea cooking experience engages guests of all ages by teaching and honing their skills.”
Chefmakers at Sea’s hands-on classes range from $40 to $125 per person and are ideal for kitchen novices’ right through to the experienced home cook. Guests can choose from over a dozen Chefmakers at Sea classes that are taught in the actual galleys of the ship. Programmes range from Knife Skills, Quick & Easy Fish, and All About Chicken, to Asian Persuasion, New American Cuisine, and Surf & Turf. Successfully piloted aboard Mariner of the Seas, the three-hour programmes are open to guests 18 and over.
“At Chefmakers, we teach Royal Caribbean International guests the tricks of the trade, providing a feeling of mastery and confidence that will last long after their cruise,” said Richard H. Klein, founder and CEO of Chefmakers Cooking Academy, LLC.
Children, aged four to 11, can join in with a one-hour “Kids with Kids Baking” class. The future chefs will have fun preparing sweet treats, like mini-puff pastry turnovers, whilst learning about chemistry and kitchen hygiene along the way.
Other classes include: Small Bites; Quick & Easy Pasta; Tamales; Lazy Day Brunch; California Cuisine; and Cooking Around the World. In addition, Chefmakers at Sea offers a series of festive classes, such as: Pumpkin Carving; Gingerbread House Decorating; and Entertaining for New Years.
Participants will receive their very own Chefmakers apron and recipe cards for all menu items prepared, as well as complimentary wine based on class selection. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase the high quality kitchenware and utensils that they learn to use in the classes.
Guests may register and learn about the specific classes being offered online using the Chefmakers pre-board reservation system. Private Chefmakers at Sea programmes will also soon be available for various corporate groups offering a unique team building experience.