Prepare to indulge your taste buds and sample a range of flavours with Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Culinary Arts Kitchen. Featured on-board both Seven Seas Explorer and the all-new Seven Seas Splendor, the classes offer hands-on tuition, state-of-the-art workspaces and immersive experiences, providing guests with all the ingredients for an unforgettable cruise.

The classes are part of the cruise line’s expansive enrichment series, which looks to develop skills and interests with in-depth lectures, engaging activities and classes. Selected voyages also offer guest lecturers who share their personal experiences and insights gathered over the years.

Culinary Arts Kitchen - Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Culinary Arts Classes

Guests on-board Seven Seas Explorer, and now the all-new Seven Seas Splendor when she launches, will have the chance to attend classes on-board to expand their culinary knowledge and skills. With full equipped cooking stations featuring top-of-the-line induction cooktops, stainless steel sinks and hands-on tuition, the classes add another incredible element to your luxury Regent Seven Seas cruise.

Classes appeal to a wide range of tastes and cater to all skills, from beginners to experienced chefs. There’s also a selection of classes including:

Flip-Flop Caribbean

Florida has embraced the influence of Caribbean cuisine in its authenticity. Floribbean cuisine celebrates the casual, comforting food which is inspired by the islands and sure to please friends and family. With inevitable fun and plenty of rum, this class requires an appetite!

Mediterranean Masterpieces

Tailored to your own itinerary, this class takes you right into the heart of Mediterranean destinations such as Italy, Greece, France or Monaco. Mastering time-honored techniques and each country’s culinary heritage, this class teaches you exactly how to prepare authentic regional dishes.

On A Plate & In A Glass

Regardless of your wine knowledge, this class teams the perfect dish with the ideal wine. Exploring food and drink from the unique perspectives of a chef enables you to discover new recipes and be inspired for your own perfect pairings.

Farmstand Fabulous

From shopping and cooking like a chef to looking for ideas in the aisles, this class focuses on how to approach your shopping trip like a blank canvas. Learn about the fresh ingredients which are best for the season and the recipes which chance depending on your region and time of year.

Up Your Brunch Game

Enhance your brunch dishes with a look at the favourite brunch dishes of the chefs on-board Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Discover delicious meals which fit any brunch menu and will impress your friends and family!

Batter Up

With French crepes, Tuscan flatbread, Sicilian arancini and Turkish zucchini fritters theres plenty of batter-based dishes that you can create. Sweet and savoury, crunchy and fluffy, savour it all as you explore the world’s batter recipes with the Culinary Arts Kitchen.

Just a few of these remarkable classes feature dishes such as pain perdu with rum-spiced caramel syrup; carciofi fritti and olive all’ascolana. You will also get the chance to stir up cocktails to complement plates, including sangria blanca and paloma cartuja.

Dish from the Culinary Arts Kitchen - Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Gourmet Explorer Tours

Not only can you experience these culinary classes on-board the ship, selected sailings also offer Gourmet Explorer Tours. These feature unique opportunities to experience the culture and flavours of the ports visited across the world’s most delicious destinations. These tours include wandering through food markets in Nice; dining on tapas and pintxos in Spain; enjoying an elegant lunch under a glass rooftop with views of Provence or learning to cook delicious cannoli while sipping Sicilian wine in Italy.

Alison Earnshaw on-board Regent Seven Seas - Culinary Arts Kitchen

Alison Earnshaw, SixStarCruises’ Managing Director, enjoying the Culinary Arts Kitchen on-board Seven Seas Explorer

Meet Seven Seas Splendor’s experienced chefs

There’s a team of eight chefs behind Seven Seas Splendor’s Culinary Arts Kitchen. Chef Kathryn Kelly heads up the team as the cruise line’s Director of Culinary Enrichment and the mind behind the unparalleled success of the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Her passion for international cuisine has been the inspiration for developing over 50 unique culinary classes across the two ships.

Chef Kelly is joined by:

  • Chef Noelle Barille
  • Chef Karlis Celms
  • Chef Kellie Evans
  • Chef Stephanie Hersh
  • Chef Linda Miller
  • Chef David Shalleck
  • Chef John Stephano

Culinary Arts Kitchen - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Speaking about the launch of the classes on-board Seven Seas Splendor, Chef Kelly said:

“We’re thrilled to be launching an entirely new series of classes in the Culinary Arts Kitchen for the inaugural season of Seven Seas Splendor. Join us for one of 18 new classes, each uniquely designed around the diverse cuisines of our destinations, the requests of our guests, or the masterful techniques of our faculty of Chef Instructors. […] Regardless of your culinary skill level, we welcome you to the Culinary Arts Kitchen to learn, taste and explore.”

Culinary Arts Kitchen - Regent Seven Seas

Also speaking about the launch, Jason Montague – President & CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises – added:

“No longer exclusive to Seven Seas Explorer, this beloved experience has been brought aboard the latest addition to our luxurious fleet. Step into this expertly designed space for our unique classes that will expand your culinary repertoire, whatever your skill level or participate in one of our delectable Gourmet Explorer Tours to engage in the flavors of local culture.”

Seven Seas Explorer sets sail in 2020 for the Caribbean, before visiting the Mediterranean, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia later in the year. Seven Seas Splendor begins her inaugural season in February with a Mediterranean sailing before heading across the Atlantic to visit North American, Caribbean and South American ports.

Would you like to expand your culinary knowledge with one of these classes? Have you sailed with Regent Seven Seas Cruises before? Let us know in the comments below.

Emma Smith
Emma has more than six years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for over a year. She loves learning of new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in diary for 2020! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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