The Britannia has a huge multi station kitchen for teaching. It us where top chefs perform master classes in 2018. New large ships have more options and new ideas including the fabulous Cookery Club which is a huge success.

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Ten top celebrity chefs appeared in the first year so watch for programmes, names and dates. The venue has 12 cookery stations that can take 24 people. If you have been on it please share your experience in the chat group, if you are thinking of going on it, ask questions. Click the picture to go through to the Facebook chat group for the Britannia.

There are Master Chefs and Food Heroes on other ships to  here are some dates.

P&O have a number of regular food heroes. As well as TV favourite James Martin, the face of The Cookery Club on Britannia, there is master pâtissier Eric Lanlard (Epicurean), Marco Pierre White, Atul Kochhar and wine guru Olly Smith. They join selected cruises subject to their commitments and at the moment this is the list of the chances to meet with them

ATUL KOCHHAR is on A808 13th April in the Med, N807 21st April Portugal and Canaries, N808 4th May, Spain Portugal Guernsey, N817 20th July, Guernsey, Spain, Portugal Atul Kochhar events, dinners and master classes – click here for the right P&O pageTO BOOK A SHIP ARRANGED MASTER CLASS OR A SPECIAL DINNER ON P&O IF YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR CRUISE – GO TO YOUR PERSONAL P&O CRUISE PLANNER HERE – THIS AVOIDS QUEUES AT EXCURSION DESK AND RECEPTION DESK AND MAY ENSURE A PLACE ON A LIMITED AND POPULAR EVENT OR TOUR  

OLLY SMITH is on A811 6th May, Canary Islands, N835 26th Nov Canary Islands, B828 30th Sept, Canary Islands – these are based around the wine tour he has developed called the Taste of Madeira – obviously this has limited places.TO BOOK THE TASTE OF MADEIRA TOUR OR A SPECIAL EVENT ON P&O IF YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR CRUISE – GO TO YOUR PERSONAL P&O CRUISE PLANNER HERE – THIS AVOIDS QUEUES AT EXCURSION DESK AND RECEPTION DESK AND MAY ENSURE A PLACE ON A LIMITED AND POPULAR EVENT OR TOUR  

JAMES MARTIN is on the B806A 17th March in the Caribbean for on board activities with him click hereTO BOOK A SHIP ARRANGED TOUR OR A SPECIAL DINNER OR CLASS ON P&O IF YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR CRUISE – GO TO YOUR PERSONAL P&O CRUISE PLANNER HERE – THIS AVOIDS QUEUES AT EXCURSION DESK AND RECEPTION DESK AND MAY ENSURE A PLACE ON A LIMITED AND POPULAR EVENT OR TOUR  

MARCO PIERRE WHITE is on B817 Fjords 17th June, B818 24th June Baltic, N820 5th Aug Canary Islands, A825 15th Sept Canary Islands, N826 18th Sept Greece, B828 30th Sept Canary Islands for master classes and hosted dinners with Marco, and other events clip here for the listTO BOOK A SHIP ARRANGED MASTER CLASS OR A SPECIAL DINNER ON P&O IF YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR CRUISE – GO TO YOUR PERSONAL P&O CRUISE PLANNER HERE – THIS AVOIDS QUEUES AT EXCURSION DESK AND RECEPTION DESK AND MAY ENSURE A PLACE ON A LIMITED AND POPULAR EVENT OR TOUR  

ERIC LANLARD is on B809 8th April Canary Islands, B813 13th May Fjords, B824 19th Aug Med, B825 2nd Sept Fjords, B826 9th Sept Spain –  these visits are all to the Britannia where he has a patisserie cafe on board. Jean saw one of his talks in 2017 and found him engaging, charming and fascinating. Here is Eric’s raspberry and chocolate tart menu.Onboard activities with him include master classes click to his P&O page.TO BOOK A SHIP ARRANGED MASTER CLASS OR A SPECIAL DINNER ON P&O IF YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR CRUISE – GO TO YOUR PERSONAL P&O CRUISE PLANNER HERE – THIS AVOIDS QUEUES AT EXCURSION DESK AND RECEPTION DESK AND MAY ENSURE A PLACE ON A LIMITED AND POPULAR EVENT OR TOUR  

This information is taken from the P&O web site, the links take you to their pages to save you time looking. Cruise numbers link to cruises etc. All are subject to changes.

We see no food heroes at SAGA or MARELLA but if we have missed something do tell us and we will add it. Jamie Oliver is the star chef for Royal Caribbean, where Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver is one of Royal Caribbean’s nine specialty dining options onboard Anthem, Harmony, Ovation and Quantum of the Seas, and is available for an additional charge. Whilst we can see no planned visits for 2018, we do see the first seafaring outpost of his hugely popular restaurant. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Thomas Keller on Seabourn Cruise Line.
  • Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa on Crystal Cruises.
  • Guy Fieri on Carnival Cruise Line.
  • Jose Garces on Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Curtis Stone on Princess Cruises.
  • Roy Yamaguchi on MSC Cruises.

When on board these friendly Food Heroes often fulfil a number of large and more private events from sharing knowledge with passengers to hosted dinners. There are normally Q&A sessions, book signings as well as masterclasses. Carry an appropriate indelible ink pen and a cookery apron to ask them to sign it.

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Cookery Club on the Britannia is just a small start Cookery and cookery demonstrations are an enjoyable part of the entertainment on the Britannia. We have been on board at the same time as the very popular James Martin; the theatre was packed for his talk and Q&A. Other guests have included Mary Berry, Theo Randall, proprietor of Theo Randall at the InterContinental Hotel London Park Lane, Michelin-Starred restaurant owner Nathan Outlaw; legendary French-born chef Pierre Koffmann; Wolseley chef Lawrence Keogh; chef and TV personality James Tanner; modern Indian chef Vivek Singh; Michelin-starred chef Daniel Galmiche; chef and food writer Antonio Carluccio; and celebrity chef Paul Rankin from County Down.
This means you will be cooking where they have cooked and taught. The celebrity kitchen has proved mega popular so consider booking before you go.

Something to get signed – If you are treating someone to the cookery club on board, then look what we have found for you to make it even more memorable for that special person. Even if it is yourself. Be special. These cookery aprons, while not cheap are a holiday treat and they come in 28 different colours!

 The ultimate class for chocolate lovers – Calling all chocoholics – this is the class for you! Led by The Cookery Club team, you will be transported to chocolate heaven, starting with a tasting session that will teach you the essential skills you need to select and work with chocolate. Next, master the art of making truffles using ganache filling and a liqueur of your choice – perfect for giving as gifts. To finish, we will share what we believe is the world’s best chocolate brownie recipe.

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