Mary Berry CBE is the latest high-profile recruit to P&O Cruises’ culinary line-up. Berry will head a line up of UK chefs, also including Antonio Carluccio, in hosting cookery lessons on board the line’s newest ship Britannia, launching next month.
A total of 10 celebrity chefs will be on Britannia sailings, running cookery classes, hosting exclusive chef’s table dinners and participating in Q&A sessions and book signings. Kicking off the cookery school series of cruises is Nathan Outlaw, holder of four Michelin stars. Nathan is travelling on a 14-night Portugal, Spain and Morocco cruise departing on March 28, 2015.
Also lined up are French-born chef Pierre Koffmann (Spain, Monaco and Italy cruise departing June 13 with James Martin and Charlie Turnbull); Theo Randall – proprietor of Theo Randall at the InterContinental Hotel London Park Lane (a 12-night British Isles cruise departing July 6); Lawrence Keogh – head chef at the renowned Wolseley restaurant in London (a seven-night Norwegian Fjords cruise departing July 18); television personality James Tanner (a seven night France, Spain and Guernsey cruise departing August 8); renowned Indian chef Vivek Singh – of The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Soho (a 14-night Spain, Monaco and Italy cruise departing August 15); Michelin-starred Daniel Galmiche (a seven-night France, Spain & Guernsey cruise departing September 5); godfather of Italian gastronomy Antonio Carluccio (a 14-night Spain, Monaco and Italy cruise departing October 9 with James Martin and Charlie Turnbull) and celebrity chef Paul Rankin – the first chef from Northern Ireland to be awarded a Michelin star (a 14-night Portugal and Caribbean cruise departing October 23 with Eric Lanlard).