He's been hailed as redefining sushi with his innovative blend of classically styled Japanese food with Peruvian and European influences. Now you can sample chef 'Nobu' Matsuhisa's cooking in The Sushi Bar and Silk Road restaurant on Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, and black cod with miso, lemon and hajikami are among the delicious dishes on his menus, which he serves up personally on the occasional voyage.
American celebrity chef Todd English keeps the transatlantic spirit alive on Cunard's fabled ocean liners. Chef English shot to fame for the rustic Mediterranean fare served at his Olives restaurants in the US. Now he's serving up these flavours at two eponymous eateries on the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. There’s a good chance you’ll meet the culinary whizz, because he sails with Cunard several times a year.
Snap up a ticket to join Virgin Holidays' 'Once in a Lifetime' sailing on the Queen Elizabeth this year and you could meet chef Jean Christophe Novelli. Chef Novelli will be doing cookery demonstrations and joining guests at dinner each night on this exclusive cruise leaving Southampton and calling at Portugal, the Canary Islands, and Madeira.
Crab linguini with chilli, and roast rack of lamb with herb crust are the order of the day in The White Room, Marco Pierre White’s restaurant on board P&O’s Ventura. He’s also behind the French flavours of Cafe Bordeaux and Italian-inspired cooking at Cafe Jardin on sister ships Aurora and Oceana respectively. The chef has worked with P&O for several years and can be seen on board from time to time.
Flamboyant Olly Smith, who shot to fame on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen has opened a unique wine bar and restaurant, The Glass House, on P&O’s Azura. Olly keeps an expert eye on the wine list, which cruise-goers can enjoy with a selection of dishes from the grill. And he’s often aboard to lead special tastings, too.
German chef Dieter Müller has been credited with turning around his country’s cuisine. Now you can taste the flavours that have got the critics raving at has his intimate 26-seat restaurant on the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ship Europa. Chef Müller creates dishes by combining French, Asian and Mediterranean flavours and using ingredients sourced in his homeland of south-west Germany. He’ll also be at the helm in the kitchen during the year.
The first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, chef Atul Kochhar is now at the helm of Sindhu, the latest fine-dining restaurant on board P&O's Azura. Modern Indian cuisine with a British twist is played out in dishes such as Goan-style pan-roasted lobster in coconut sauce with lobster kedgeree, which Chef Kochhar will occasionally come aboard to prepare.
The champion of modern British cuisine was one of the first chefs to sail the ocean waves. He now has two restaurants at sea, on board P&O Cruise ship Arcadia and Oriana, where he delights diners with dishes such as lightly spiced smoked haddock soup and roast monkfish with buttered spinach and a saffron mussel soup. Sail at the same time as Chef Rhodes and you'll discover he likes to go about the tables meeting his diners.
International chef and TV personality Jaques Pépin will be on board Oceania Cruises’ brand new ship Marina when it sails this August from Dover to Rome. You’ll be able to join Chef Pépin and gain the benefit of his expert knowledge at cooking demonstrations in the ship’s unique culinary centre.
Learn to cook with the latest celebrity chef to hit our airwaves, Valentine Warner. The star of BBC2’s What To Eat Now, will be sailing on Eurodam with Holland America Line in June, sharing his cooking tips in its state-of-the-art, theatre-style 'show kitchen at sea.