Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Enrichment, Kathryn Kelly, has traveled throughout the world, tasting and exploring the many different cuisines and the cultures that create them. Her experience and expertise make her a natural fit to develop the curriculum for the Culinary Arts Kitchen.
Culinary Classes Details
Based on the travels of Executive Chef Kelly in Morocco and Turkey, this cruise ship cooking class explores the trending culinary traditions and recipes of two ancient and revered cuisines. Learn the basics of tagine cookery and gain an appreciation for how the foods of these two great countries have influenced modern world gastronomy. Learn how to make nut milks and preserved lemons –prized in the Arabesque region and around the world. These cuisines are a favorite amongst our chefs, and the recipes are beyond delicious.
Whether celebrating the weekend with a group of friends, spending Sunday watching your favorite sports team or gathering the family for the holidays, brunch is always a great meal for casual, comforting and delicious dishes. Brunch is also a meal we want to host effortlessly, so our chefs have assembled their favorite crowd-pleasing recipes that make brunch a breeze to host. Not a meal to be served without spectacular drinks, this culinary class also features favorite mid-day libations.
The culinary world has its eyes on the cuisine of the Patagonia region. Regarded as the hot new cuisine, chefs have traveled to these remote parts to learn the secrets of Argentine grilling, as well as Chilean roasting and baking. Attend this cook-out class that features delicious and hearty dishes that you will definitely want to make at home to impress your friends. No meal in Patagonia is complete without wine, so a special focus will be made on sampling and pairing the region’s varietals.
Fish is something we often order when dining out, but rarely feel comfortable making at home. In this class technique-driven class, master the basics of fish cookery: sauté and grill, deep poach, shallow poach, curing, baking, and healthy pan fry. Your Chef Instructor shares personal tips for purchasing fish from your local fish monger and adding more variety to your favorite fish choices.
Embark on a culinary safari around the diverse countries of Africa. Enjoy mastering dishes from Morocco, such as tagine and b’stilla. Then head south and learn the secrets of mouth-watering grilled meats from South Africa and Namibia. Like all great safaris, this adventure begins with a delicious and artisan-created gin and tonic.
If you love Mexican food, but are reluctant to cook it at home, then this class is for you! Taking inspiration from Spanish tapas, this class provides a robust menu for a tasty Mexican snacking party, including a lesson on how to make the perfect Mexican cocktails.
This class was designed in collaboration with Canyon Ranch® with a focus on healthy eating. Discover the secrets and methods for preparing foods that are flavorful, comforting, plentiful...and good for you. From ingredients to cooking methods, learn the many ways you can maintain a healthy kitchen — while serving fabulous food — at home.
As the cuisine against which all others are compared, this class is designed around the pillars of classic French culinary technique. Learn the difference between French bistro and haute cuisine as you explore the various regional cuisines of France. Steeped in the fundamentals this class focuses on classic techniques designed to elevate your kitchen skills at home. Sample two French wines and learn the art of pairing French food and wine.
Mastering the skill of cooking with high heat — whether on a grill or in a sauté pan — is at the core of this popular cruise ship cooking class. From achieving the perfect sear marks on a rib eye to bringing forth the flavor-enhancing char of a grilled flatbread, your Chef Instructor teaches techniques for perfect high heat cooking every time. Also learn how to use a digital thermometer, achieving internal cooking temperatures and the pillars of perfect protein cookery.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® partnered with Zwilling Company, the makers of the chef-favorite J.A. Henckels knives, to develop one of our top guest-requested classes: Mastering Knife Skills. You’ll get a chef’s look at a complete pantry of knives and enjoy the chance to try out a few chef knives to discover the best option for you. You’ll also learn how to sharpen and maintain this essential kitchen tool, practice various knife cuts and discover how to safely use the mandolin slicer. At the conclusion of your class, you’ll receive a special Knife Skills certificate along with a savings voucher for your favorite Zwilling Company knives.
The Mediterranean is revered for its cuisine and this culinary class allows you to take a virtual trip around region, celebrating signature dishes of Greece, Israel, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Morocco. Each class is a reflection of your Chef Instructor’s personal favorites from their years of tasting and travelling across the Mediterranean. Expand your food and wine repertoire as part of this enrichment program.
Our chefs have collected their favorite recipes from Finland, Iceland and Norway to create this class that matches culinary delights to the extraordinary sight of the Northern Lights. In recent years, the culinary world has followed these trending cuisines as many of the world’s most revered chefs fuse traditional recipes with innovative ingredients and cooking methods. A highlight of the class is our signature sparkling cocktail celebrating the auroras.
This class is a celebration of the mouthwatering mainstay dish of Italian cuisine — pasta. Pasta is traditionally served for lunch or at dinner as the second course, or secondi, in most Italian homes. Learn the fundamentals of making this dish in a traditional way, from dry and fresh pasta to pasta cookery and favorite sauces, and impress your friends and family with this new skill when you return home.
Most chefs will confess that the secret to finishing most dishes is the sauce — sometimes taking years to achieve. A perfectly executed sauce is as elemental to French cuisine as a great dressing is to a composed salad. This class focuses on the nuisances of sauces and emulsions, all while mastering some delicious dishes. If you have ever wanted to learn the secrets of the classic French pan sauce or understanding the magic of vinegars and extra virgin olive oil, then this is the class for you.
For centuries, beginning with the migration of the Moors followed by the explorers returning to Spain from the New World, Spain has held court as the epicenter of the culinary universe. Modern Spanish chefs have transformed traditional dishes through molecular gastronomy while maintaining a reverence for traditional tapas and dishes like Valencian paella. Learn to enlighten your home kitchen with some of Spain’s signature dishes, wines and of course — the festive Sangria.
Our Chef Instructors are frequently asked about their personal favorite dishes that they enjoy making at home. In response, they assembled some of those simple yet elegant recipes to transform the Culinary Arts Kitchen into an elegant dinner party. Take what you learn to your home kitchen and impress your friends when you return by hosting your own dinner party, complete with exquisite wine pairings.
Culinary historians have seen a renewed interested in the Viking diet in recent years with the emergence in popularity of lower carbohydrate diets, such as the Paleo Diet. The diet of modern Nordic countries continues to feature clean, sustainable and seasonal food. In this class learn about recipes that are famously celebrated at the top restaurants across Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Indulging in the Swedish Glogg is reason enough to join the class!
As luxury travelers, we indulge in fine wines paired with delicious food, which is the main focus of this class. Whether you are interested in learning how to properly select the right wine for your preferred dish or are searching for the right meal to pair with your absolute favorite wine, this class will expand your horizons. Your curriculum includes cooking several recipes and then pairing them with wines to explore how different varietals complement the dishes.
Greeks are famous for their home-cooked, savory and generously portioned meals with family gathered — singing, dancing and eating! Greek recipes are passed down from Yaya (grandmother) by showing rather than writing down recipes. So, we recreated those hands-on recipes from our favorite yayas from Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, and Athens for this popular cooking class. Learn to make healthy, comforting Greek-inspired dishes, imbibe in our favorite Cretan Rose cocktail and plan your next party around the recipes you master.
Delight in learning about the evolution of the Mediterranean cuisine when new ingredients were introduced after the Portuguese and Spanish returned from exploring “The New World.” Discover theway tomatoes, potatoes, corn, peppers, chocolate, blueberries, and zucchini (to name a few) found their way into the Mediterranean diet and changed their traditional dishes for the better.
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